Here are five things we do every day that cause wrinkles . . .
- Squinting. It causes wrinkles around your eyes and the bridge of your nose. So if you wear glasses, make sure your prescription is up to date. And if you’re driving with the sun in your eyes, wear sunglasses.
- Sleeping on your stomach or on your side. You end up with your face squished into your pillow for six-to-eight hours. And it can also restrict blood flow to the side of your face you sleep on, which can also cause wrinkles.
- Rubbing your eyes. The skin around them is the most delicate skin on your body, and you end up stretching it out. Plus, you transfer dirt and oil from your hands to your face, which also doesn’t help.
- Eating too much sugar. It messes with your hormones and destroys some of the collagen in your skin, so it loses some of its stretchiness.
- Being in the sun while you’re driving. The windows in your car only stop one type of UV rays, called UVB rays. But UVA rays still get through and damage your skin.
It can also happen if you sit near a window at work. And the tiny bit of sun you get walking to and from your car also adds up. Which is why you’re supposed to wear sunblock every day, but most people don’t.
Here are eight foods that can make you look younger . . .
- Watermelon. It has lycopene, which acts like a natural sunscreen and prevents UV damage. One serving is like putting on SPF 3.
- Pomegranates. They have a ton of antioxidants that increase collagen production in your skin, to prevent wrinkles.
- Blueberries. The vitamin C and vitamin E help brighten your skin.
- Lobster and other shellfish. The zinc accelerates the renewal of skin cells, and it can help with acne.
- Kale. The vitamin K helps with blood clotting, which can prevent you from getting dark circles under your eyes. It also has a ton of iron, and if you don’t have enough iron in your diet, you start to look pale.
- Cantaloupe. The vitamin A helps prevent your pores from getting clogged.
- Avocados. The omega-9 fatty acids help your skin retain moisture and look young.
- Walnuts. The omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E help keep your hair looking healthy. They’re also loaded with copper, and researchers think that having a copper deficiency is one of the things that causes grey hair.
Up until now, the classic face in selfies has been the DUCK FACE . . . if you don’t know that term, it’s where you pucker your lips like you’re about to kiss someone and stick them out like a duck.
But the duck face is OUT. Today’s selfies are all about the “surprise face.”
In the surprise face, you open your eyes and mouth wide, like you just heard something shocking.
Why is the surprise face taking over? Because it’s way more FLATTERING than the duck face.
With a surprise face, your eyes look bigger and better . . . your face doesn’t wrinkle up like it does when you smile or make a duck face . . . your lips look fuller . . . and it elongates your face to make it look thinner.
The average person looks down at their phone up to 150 times a day . . . and we’re getting to the point where now, our bodies are FIGHTING BACK.
A study just found that we’re developing all sorts of unattractive side effects from always looking down at our phones.
Constantly bending your neck leads to sagging skin . . . drooping jowls . . . and wrinkles at the bottom of your neck that shouldn’t show up until you’re much, much older.
A dermatologist out of London who helped on the study says, quote, “Neck skin starts off finer . . . [so] it wrinkles more readily and the fat of the neck may sag.”
There are all sorts of creams and stuff you can buy to help fight the effects of staring at your phone . . . or, you know, you could just NOT stare down at it so much.