As a person's age increases, its effect can be seen on his skin. With increasing age, wrinkles and fine lines start appearing on the skin. Along with this, signs of aging are also visible in hair and health. With increasing age, a person may feel tired frequently, hair may turn white. It is normal to see signs of aging at an older age and every person has to go through it, but in some people, signs of aging start appearing at a young age. This is known as premature aging. In premature aging, symptoms like wrinkles and fine lines can be seen on a person's skin at an early age. Today in this article you will learn in detail about the habits that cause premature aging -

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  1. Symptoms Of Premature Aging
  2. Habits That Cause Premature Aging
  3. How To Reduce Premature Aging?
  4. Summary
Doctors for Breaking Down the Myths: Lifestyle Causes of Premature Aging

The following symptoms of premature aging can be seen on the skin -

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It is normal to see symptoms of aging at an older age. At the same time, if premature aging is happening, then there can be many reasons for it. Especially, some habits can cause premature aging, which are as follows -

Staying In The Sun For Too Long

The UV rays of the sun can be a major cause of premature aging. If you spend more time in the sun, but do not use sunscreen, then you may have to go through premature aging. Exposure to sun rays can make the skin look old quickly. Actually, the rays of the sun damage the skin cells. In such a situation, skin cells get damaged and wrinkles start appearing on the skin. Along with this, freckles also start appearing on the cheeks.

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Excessive Use Of Electronic Devices

People who use mobile phones or other electronic devices may have to go through premature aging. Actually, blue light changes the skin. Blue light can affect collagen and elasticity of the skin. In such a situation, you may see wrinkles and fine lines etc. on your skin. Blue light can produce heat, due to which heat can be felt on the skin and redness can be seen.

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Smoking is harmful for health. This can also damage skin cells. Actually, smoking gives the body a toxic substance called nicotine. This toxic substance reduces collagen and elasticity in the skin. This causes wrinkles on the skin. Also, cigarette smoke causes oxidative stress in the skin. This causes dryness on the skin, as well as wrinkles and premature aging.

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Eating An Unhealthy Diet

An unhealthy diet can be an important cause of premature aging. Because whatever we eat, it directly affects our skin. In such a situation, if you eat more sugar and refined sugar, then you may have to face premature aging. Fast food, fried food and junk food can also invite premature aging.

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Drinking Alcohol

Drinking alcohol affects the liver as well as the skin. Drinking alcohol dehydrates the skin. Along with this, skin cells also start getting damaged. In such a situation, due to drinking alcohol, the symptoms of premature aging start appearing.

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Not Getting Enough Sleep

Along with health, getting enough sleep is also necessary for the skin. If you do not get enough sleep, then you may have to go through premature aging. Studies show that lack of sleep increases the age of skin cells rapidly.

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Living Under Stress

Living under stress can also affect your skin. Actually, when a person is under stress, the brain releases a stress hormone called cortisol. This can cause symptoms of premature aging. In such a situation, the elasticity of the skin can decrease, the skin can become loose.

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Just as bad habits cause premature aging, improving habits can also help in preventing premature aging. Ways to prevent premature aging -

  • It is very important to have a healthy diet. For this, definitely include fruits, vegetables and pulses in your diet.
  • To prevent premature aging, spend less time in the sun. If you have to go out in the sun, then definitely use sunscreen. Before going out in the sun, apply sunscreen of SPF 30 or more.
  • Before going out in the sun, also cover the head and eyes.
  • If you smoke, then stop it completely. Also avoid consuming alcohol.
  • To prevent premature aging, regular exercise,yoga  and meditation must be done.
  • Take full care of your skin. Keep cleaning dirt, makeup and sweat from the skin.
  • Avoid using skin care products with high pH and fragrance. These can increase dryness.
  • Try your best to reduce stress. For this, meditate or do pranayama.
  • Premature aging can also be avoided by getting enough sleep. To prevent the symptoms of aging, one must sleep for 7 to 8 hours a day.

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It is common to see signs of aging in old age, but if the signs of aging start appearing at a young age, then this condition is called premature aging. Premature aging can happen due to a bad lifestyle. In such a situation, to avoid premature aging, protect your skin from the sun. Also, do not smoke or consume alcohol. Exercise regularly and follow healthy diet tips. If even then the symptoms of premature aging are seen, then definitely contact a doctor once.

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