7 Easy Ways To Ruin Your Skin

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(BlackDoctor.org) — Late nights. Hard partying. Yo-yo dieting. It’s the lifestyle of many young people, but the bad habits of our youth can take a toll on our face years later. In fact, it’s precisely such reckless behavior that can impact skin long-term.

“My average patient is in her late 30s or early 40s and feels that in her 20s, she didn’t do all she could to take care of her skin,” says Heidi Waldorf, M.D., associate clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. “Now she’s trying to live a healthier lifestyle. She wants to look like the best version of herself.”

Adds Waldorf, who also has an A-list dermatology practice in New York City: “It still does amaze me – the number of people who don’t recognize the damage they are doing to their skin.”

The good news is that keeping your skin looking youthful isn’t so difficult, as long as you start remedying these 7 bad habits now: