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<p>Aging is the most dreaded t...

Aging is the most dreaded transformation we all have to face at some point in our lives. That’s why we take to expensive skincare and beauty products to look younger. The average American woman, for example, spends about $313 per month on appearance alone while the men, on their part, spend about $244 over the same period.

But more than what you spend on beauty products, what impacts your body and health are your everyday habits. Here are unhealthy daily habits that make you age faster than normal.


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1. You Lie Down on The Side During Sleep

Most adults settle into bed without giving much thought to how they are situated. It is such a routine habit that many rarely bother about how it affects their health.

Sleeping positions has one of the strongest effects on your body, especially when done consistently.

In a study, researchers found that the compression to the face during sleep causes facial distortion when people sleep on their sides, leading to the formation of sleep wrinkles over time.


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2. You’re Not Using Sunscreen Regularly

Being overexposed to the ultraviolet rays of the sun increases the aging rate by 80% as your face begins to show intense signs such as wrinkling, dryness, sagging, and spotty pigmentation. Cleveland Clinic has found that exposure to sun damage the skin cells, and cause the skin to look older, more wrinkled, and dry.

“Using sunscreen doesn’t only protect your skin from getting burned, it also slows the speed of aging.”

Think about it, researchers surveyed over 900 people over a period of four years.


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3. You’re Consuming Too Much Sugar

3. You’re Consuming Too Much Sugar

You might not know but sugar can make you age faster. This is why it’s advisable to consume it in moderation for optimum health.

In 2013, a group of researchers looked at 602 photographs of people with different blood sugar levels and attempted to guess their ages. Across the board, they found that the people with higher sugar levels consistently looked older.

“Of course, you cannot stay away from sugar completely. But if you don’t control it, over time, more sugar in your body produces very specific aging effects, including wrinkles and sagging skin.”


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