5 Surprising Things That Are Aging You Like Crazy

older woman spraying perfumeMost of us know that smoking, sun exposure and genetics play a strong role in the whole aging process, but some seemingly harmless everyday habits can cause wreak havoc on our skin. Read on to find out what they are and how you can start turning back the hands of time!

1. Applying perfume on your neck. Spritzing perfume on your neck is a big no-no because the alcohol in fragrances is extremely drying to the skin and causes wrinkles. Apply it to your wrists, back of your knees, behind your ears and inner elbows instead.

 

2. Skipping the SPF. Moisturizers and sunscreens have come a long way, so there are no more excuses! Look for a moisturizer and/or sunscreen that contains antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E. Also, look for one that protects your skin against UVA rays, which have been linked to melanoma, wrinkles and premature aging.

 

3. Central air and heating. The central heating and air conditioning systems we have in our homes and work-offices can be super drying to our skin and lead to premature aging and wrinkles. To help seal the moisture in your skin, you might want to invest in a humidifier.