Drinking Through a StrawSucking 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 SleepRegularly 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 SleepGetting 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 NotTake 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.Wearing EyelinerPulling at your eyelid to draw a line across it stretches the skin and can cause wrinkles.Wearing the Right FoundationSwap 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."Exercising Too MuchExcessive exercise (more than four hours of stamina training a week) can damage cells and muscle tissue, and lead to osteoporosis.
Skipping Your Optician Appointment
Not getting your eyes tested is a shortcut to crow's feet. "You should get your eyes tested every two years, or sooner if you think your vision has changed," says optician Ev Evaghoras.
Not Wearing Sunglasses
Not protecting your eyes from the sun is a recipe for wrinkles. Big sunglasses protect the eyes and skin -- look for UV400 protective glasses.
Sleeping On the Same Side
If you always sleep on the same side, one side of your face is subjected to pressure and can be prematurely lined. Sleeping on your back with the head elevated prevents puffy eyes and wrinkles.
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