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9 Factors That Will Make You Age Faster

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Not eating fruits and vegetables over time can give you wrinkles and leave your skin looking worn out. Your skin is practically begging for the nutrition that comes from produce. So say yes to fruits and veggies, and help your skin.

6) Not Eating Enough Fat

Fat in your diet is good when it comes to facial skin. We have what’s called subcutaneous fat under our skin. Whereas we don’t want too much subcutaneous fat in our belly (belly fat), it help our faces be smooth and supple.

Now imagine limiting a lot of fat in your diet for extended periods of time. The face can lose its suppleness. Our bodies already naturally lose this valuable fat as we age, wrote More.com, so why help it out?

7) Yo-Yo Dieting

Gaining and losing weight over and over and over is not good for skin. Going up and down on the scale means your skin is either shrinking or stretching.

Over time, damage is happening to the skin as it doesn’t have time to adjust to the weight gain or loss. That can cause it to lose its elasticity.

8) Divorce

Divorce may also speed up aging. According to a 2009 facial analysis study conducted on sets of identical twins, twins who were divorced looked noticeably older — 1.7 years older — than twins who were not divorced.

9) Holding onto Grudges

Letting go of past resentments may add years to your life. Studies show that forgiveness leads to better physical, psychological and spiritual well-being — all of which can play a part in aging.

Reviewed September 6, 2016
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

Ford, Allison. "10 Bad Beauty Habits That Accelerate Aging." More.com. N.p., 2010. Web. 31 Aug. 2016.

Gates, Sara. "Aging Quickly: 7 Factors That Make People Age Faster." The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, n.d. Web. 31 Aug. 2016.

Iliades, Chris, MD. "8 Unhealthy Habits That Make You Age Faster." EverydayHealth.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Aug. 2016.

"What Causes Our Skin to Age?" American Academy of Dermatology. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Aug. 2016.

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