Although aging is inevitable, it is also accompanied with several types of health problems like obesity. Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. In addition, as you age your skin becomes thinner and dry. This leads to wrinkles formation, increased pigmentation (hyperpigmentation), loss of elasticity and dull skin. If you look in the mirror and discover that your body is showing aging signs sooner than you might expect. Several factors like environment, lifestyle and dietary factors may likely be the cause.
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By taking proper care of your skin and overall health, and lifestyle modification can help you prevent premature aging.
This article looks at top 10 habits that make your skin age faster.
Alcohol is a known diuretic meaning when you take it in excess it causes dehydration. Dehydration decreases the skin natural moisture, which automatically makes you look pale and older than your age
Excess alcohol intake also depletes important nutrients especially vitamins A and C. These two vitamins are essential for maintaining vibrant and supple skin.
In addition, excessive alcohol intake also triggers rosacea outbreaks. Studies also show that high alcohol intake is associated with skin cancer.
A 2014 study published in Cancer Causes and Control reveals that high intake of alcohol, high intake of white wine or liquor were associated with increased risk of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer (1).
However, this does not imply you cannot enjoy having a drink, just drink in moderation or occasionally.