If you feel like you're aging too fast, it might because...

Good morning everyone,

It's going to be another glorious fall day-it'll be mostly sunny with a high of 24C. Actually, the whole week is going to be pretty much the same. There's a chance of rain on Monday, but otherwise, it's looking pretty nice out there.

You multitask

If your to-do list never seems to get any shorter, the stress from your hectic life may be hurting your healthy. People think multitasking is good, but it isn't if you don't actually get anything done-—you just create more stress. Several studies show that chronic stress damages cells and is responsible for aging. Instead of trying to do it all, concentrate on one task at a time and only moving on once you finish it.

You rarely pass up dessert

Aside from adding excess pounds to your body, your sweet tooth may also be adding years to your face. Internally, sugar molecules attach themselves to protein fibers in each of our cells. I don't know what that means, but apparently it's known as glycation and it can result in dark circles under the eyes, puffiness, an increase in wrinkles and increased pore size. Pass on the sugary treats if you want to preserve your youthful glow.

You get by on fewer than five hours sleep a night

Skimping on sleep not only results in dark bags under the eyes, —it has also been linked to a shorter lifespan. Sleeping within the seven-hour range is optimal-get to bed earlier if you have the symptoms of sleep deprivation, which include a lack of daytime energy, mental sluggishness, attention problems, or weight gain.

You don't use eye cream

Even a no-fuss skincare routine needs to include a good eye cream to keep aging wrinkles at bay. Skin around the eyes is thinner than the skin on the rest of your face and shows age faster. Keeping the eye area moisturized can take years off your face. Eye creams that are most effective contain Retin A, a form of vitamin A. Other important factors include emollients and moisturizers that trap moisture, antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin C.

You wear too much makeup

Excess makeup can age you too. Overusing skin products with fragrances, irritating chemicals, and alcohol agents may dry out the skin by removing its natural oils, which causes premature lines and wrinkles. 

You sleep with your face in the pillow

Sleeping on your stomach or on your side with your face smashed into the pillow can create wrinkles and accelerate aging. The connective tissue and collagen in your face becomes weaker and less supportive with age. So when you sleep on the same side of your face night after night, your skin won't smooth out or spring back as quickly as it did when you were young. Those crease lines from your pillow can become permanent. Sleep on your back or invest in a satin pillowcase to keep skin smooth.

I'm going to buy some eye cream today! Any recommendations?

Have a great day!

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