Jumping on this anti-aging wagon because everything I see is telling us we are getting too old too fast yada yada yada youth is everything. Anyway, I am here in this anti-aging fast lane and didn't even know it. So join me in the commuter lane as I find out some habits we might all be doing to pro-age ourselves faster than nature wanted us to.
We all know smoking can cause smoker lines hence the duh-name people call it by. But it is essentially the repeated puckering of our lips that can causes ‘smoker’ lines. Ahhhhh think about all the things your lips had puckered for? Bathroom selfies, group selfies, selfies plus making that duckface with your pink moto razr!!! Stop taking those duckface photos now! There is science to back that (hopefully) retired trend now. Drinking out of water and wine bottles is another offender that I am guilty of. And I assume drinking straws are a no go as well. So let’s be more mindful of what we pucker for and try to drink out of a glass like a classy mofo instead. Hopefully resting bitchface has replaced duckface by now so we can all prolong our forever youth in selfies.
Another beauty habit that is neutralizing your anti-aging routine is getting anything waxed on your face. Especially that skin around your eyes..ahem your eyebrows. The skin around your eyes is the thinnest skin on our face. So thin you can see dark circles after one night of partying on no-sleep. So this one makes complete sense because we all know how gentle waxing is to our skin. IT IS NOT and IT HURTS. I don’t know what you should do if you love waxing your brows, but there are definitely alternative ways to groom the hairs on your face in 2016. Everyone should ask google. There are so many, I promise.
One thing that I can tell you though is that a diet rich in healthy fats and protein is way better to prevent aging than a diet in low-fat and high in sugar. Sugar is the main killer here. Not only is it aging us way faster than we need to, but too much sugar can contribute to other health issues as we get older. The only thing I would stress to do is to look up the ingredients labels. You will be floored with the amount of sugar you didn’t even know you were consuming.
And please don’t be fooled by green juices that are popping up everywhere. I cannot stress how important it is to read the ingredients label and then doing the math on how much sugar is really in one serving. That alone will shock you. Since most juice bottles serve a maximum of 2, you need double the number that is listed on each ingredient accordingly. For example, I had blindly grabbed a green juice from Trader Joe's because it was green and it mentioned it had spirulina in it which I love to indulge in when I’m feeling I need that extra health in my life. And when I got home and started to drink it, I was shocked at how sweet it had tasted! Low and behold, it listed 28g of sugar in one serving, multiplied by 2 … I just drank 56 grams of sugar which is an estimated equivalence to 14 teaspoons of sugar!!!!!!! WTF! WTF Trader Joe's!!! Who puts 14 teaspoons of sugar/sweetener on anything without horror?!
So there, if you made it this far, you are awesome. Share these tricks with someone you want to look younger with today. And seriously, just check the sugar content in some of your normal everyday items you eat and let me know what you find out!
tl/dr: stop puckering your lips, waxing your face, and eating too much sugar.