3. Poor Sleeping Posture

Getting your beauty rest means getting enough sleep and sleeping correctly. Your pillow may cause wrinkles to form if you sleep on your face (take heed side and stomach sleepers!). Try sleeping on your back and use a satin pillowcase.

4. Drinking Alcohol

Alcohol dehydrates the skin, causing it to lose elasticity over time and form wrinkles. Alcohol can also negatively influence vitamin A levels in your body. This antioxidant is key in the production of collagen and the formation of new skin cells.

5. Skipping Sunscreen

Sun exposure can break down collagen and contrary to a lingering popular belief, black skin needs sunscreen, too. Use sunscreen daily throughout the year, with a recommended SPF of 15-30 for adults. Look for a “broad spectrum protection” brand that protects against UVA, which is linked to aging.

 

 

Are You Setting Your Skin Up For Wrinkles?  was originally published on blackdoctor.org

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