10 Things That Can Age You Faster
Drinking Through a Straw
Sucking on a straw can cause the same skin damage as sucking on a cigarette.
"Pursing the lips over and over can bring on wrinkles," says Madonna's dermatologist, Dr. Frederick Brandt.
Not Enough Sleep
Regularly getting less than six or seven hours sleep [can also contribute to] aging, says anti-aging expert, Dr. Michael Roizen. "It increases the risk of a heart attack, decreases your immune system, causes you to release less serotonin, and leaves you craving fatty foods."
Too Much Sleep
Getting more than eight hours sleep on a regular basis can be equally aging.
A U.S. study found people who sleep for eight hours or more every night are more likely to die younger.
Wearing Contact Lenses or Not
Take care when you put contact lenses in. "Putting them in requires light pressure, but if you're pull at the skin around your eye, it starts to sag," says optician Ev Evaghoras.
Pulling at your eyelid to draw a line across it stretches the skin and can cause wrinkles.
Wearing the Right Foundation Exercising Too Much
Swap your foundation. "Look for a product that has a transparency and peachy tones to brighten the skin," says makeup artist Terry Barber. "Use a brush to work foundation into the skin."
Excessive exercise (more than four hours of stamina training a week) can damage cells and muscle tissue, and lead to osteoporosis.
Exercising Too Much