Despite your best efforts, lines and wrinkles show up on your skin and you have no idea why. As it turns out, there are some hidden causes of wrinkles that you’re probably guilty of every day. When possible, try to avoid these common culprits to maintain glowing, healthy-looking skin.
1. Sip through a Straw
Repeated facial movements like puckering your lips to sip through a straw cause dynamic expression lines that eventually lead to permanent wrinkles. While avoiding straws altogether might be an impossible task, what you can do is limit your usage to help reduce wrinkles around your mouth.
2. Chew Gum
Similarly, if you’re an avid gum-chewer, the repeated muscle contractions that this requires can break down collagen in your skin, resulting in the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
If wrinkles in the cheek and mouth areas are a concern, consider injectable dermal fillers to smooth them away.
3. Sleep on Your Stomach
It’s no secret that not getting enough sleep can leave us looking and feeling dull and tired, but did you know that your sleeping position can also contribute to wrinkles? When you sleep on your stomach, your face is pressed into your pillow. This causes wrinkles that may gradually fade over the course of the day but can eventually become permanent.
Instead, try sleeping on your back or even investing in a pillow specifically designed to help lessen sleep lines.
4. Rub Your Eyes
Many of us spend long hours in front of a computer for work, which also means strained, tired eyes. But if you find yourself rubbing your eyes throughout the day, you could be unknowingly causing crow’s feet and other eye area lines.
To revitalize stressed, tired skin, try a skin rejuvenation treatment such as a facial, microdermabrasion or laser skin resurfacing.