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3 skincare mistakes that cause your skin to age rapidly

By Louisa Sowah
3 skincare mistakes
3 skincare mistakes
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Ever wondered why some people have glowing skin? Have you always wanted to have beautiful, radiant skin? Well, these are some tips to keep healthy and happy skin.

Sleeping on the same side

Sleep is very important if u want to look your best. “While sleeping your body initiates the repair process for lots of different tissues in the body including the skin”, explains Dr. Mary P. Lupo, a clinical professor of dermatology at Tulane University at New Orleans.

“So, without deep sleep, in particular, the skin doesn’t get to repair and restore its needs.” But if consistently sleep on the same side of your face “ your facial will age more rapidly, Lupo warns. “ It’s like ironing a wrinkle into a pair of pants – in case you are mechanically wrinkling the skin by deforming the skin's collagen and impeding circulation to the skin, which makes the creases permanent

What to do: Cultivate the habit of sleeping on your back or at least alternating sides.

Yo-Yo Dieting

Repeatedly gaining and losing weight can cause your skin to continuously stretch and contract which can a toll on its elasticity especially as you get older. Besides leading to stretch marks and cellulite on your body, this expand-contract cycle can cause the skin on your face to sag and look older than it should

What to do: Take steps to get and keep your weight in the normal range (with a body mass index of under 25). Regular exercise can help improve skin tone and using products with ingredients like retinol and peptides can help reduce the appearance of stretch marks and improve firmness and elasticity of the skin


Nothing can age you quite as fast as a constant sense of worry.

Chronic stress caused by work, family unrest or other triggers leads to increased blood pressure sleep disruption and acme breakout

What to do: Taking some time each day to unplug and enjoy some quiet solitude can go a long way towards reducing your stress levels. Go for a walk, read a book or soak in a warm tub. Make de-stressing a priority and your body will thank you.