I have started to get grey hair. I have noticed it creeping into my beard, and into my sideburns. It is kind of unnerving, because it gives me a sense of my own mortality. I am actually getting older and now I am having to face that fact while looking in the mirror.
There are ways to help stop the look of aging, naturally. By avoiding these 10 habits you can attempt to stop Father Time in his tracks.
I understand that some people like to have a nice "healthy" glow to their skin, but there is absolutely no reason to bake yourself into a crispy piece of leather by laying down in one of these artificial tanning beds. One look at "Tan Mom" should have you cancelling your membership to a tanning salon.
2. Constantly sitting down
"I just want to sit down for a few minutes" can often turn into sitting for long periods of time, and it isn't good for your health. Make a point of getting up and moving around regularly, otherwise you could find yourself adding years to your appearance.
I am guilty of this one. Not only does smoking raise the chances of you getting any number of cancers and other health-related problems, it can also dramatically age you. Not to mention smoking isn't visually attractive to begin with.
4. A lack of fruits and vegetables
Fruits and vegetables offer you a large number of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, but they have a short half-life in your system. Not eating them on a regular basis can age you quite rapidly.
5. Too much sugar
Apart from the fact that eating excessive sugar comes with a host of health problems, it can also age your skin dramatically. It plays a huge role in the onset of acne, and can also cause early wrinkles to appear.