7 Skin Habits to Start and Stop Now
With the overload of skin care information, naturally, we can be confused. When we think we're doing great, here comes a new finding or trend that tells us differently. Here are a few skin habits that we highly recommend or don't to help ease the confusion.Text Neck
Alternatively, "tech neck" is an epidemic, especially for the next generation. If we observe many kids' necks, we may see more horizontal necklines than our friends in their 30s, 40s, and 50s. The younger gen may not know that those will become permanent unless they start caring for their necks now. It'll take consistent effort.
Yet, the neck's skin should not be the primary concern. The pain and damage accompanying text neck are almost irreversible after too many years of neglect.
According to Physiopedia, "Text neck is a modern age term coined by US chiropractor, Dr. DL Fishman to describe repeated stress injury and pain in the neck resulting from excessive watching or texting on handheld devices over a sustained period of time. It is also known as Turtle Neck posture or anterior head syndrome."
The average head is about 10-14 pounds. That's a lot of weight to support! Add in stressing your neck by leaning forward; it's like carrying a child on your shoulders. If your ears and shoulders aren't directly aligned, it may be time to see a board-certified chiropractor.
The Imperial Journal of Interdisciplinary Research conducted a review which stated, "Text neck directly affects the spine while flexing the head forward at varying degrees -when the head tilts forward at 15 degrees, the forces on the neck surge to 27 pounds, at 30 degrees 40 pounds, at 45 degrees 49 pounds and at 60 degrees 60 pounds, then at 90 degrees the model prediction was not reliable."
Spine and Med Clinics of North America explain that bad posture can lead to nerve system disruption, neck and back pain, organ functioning disruption, joint problems, chronic fatigue, and headaches.
- Get a hands-free phone holder that helps maintain correct posture while using the phone.
- Gentry massage in cream or oil.
- Stretch regularly.
The outward proof shows on the fingers, hands, and entire face. No supergene can fight these toxins from aging someone. Smoking will only make a person look old. Really old.
One lit cigarette is filled with 4,000 to 7,000 chemicals from acetone, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, toluene, ammonia, etc.
Adweek wrote that thetruth.com created a promo to shine awareness on other gross ingredients in cigarettes: “…methane, a chemical in dog poop, can be found in cigarette smoke; urea, a chemical in cat pee, is also used in cigarettes.” Yuck!
The good thing is that the sooner a person stops, the body goes straight to work to heal itself.Drink less alcohol.
According to the Mayo Clinic, there are pros and cons to daily alcohol consumption:
Moderate alcohol use for healthy adults generally means up to one drink a day for women and up to two drinks a day for men.
Examples of one drink include:
- Beer: 12 fluid ounces (355 milliliters)
- Wine: 5 fluid ounces (148 milliliters)
- Distilled spirits (80 proof): 1.5 fluid ounces (44 milliliters)
Reduce sugar intake.
Sugar is delicious; we can all agree! It's also as addictive as cocaine—100% fact. Try to eliminate sugar from our diets, and we may struggle.
Too much sugar causes inflammation in our bodies. The inflammation can trigger acne by raising blood sugar levels. When this happens, the body responds by having the pancreas release insulin. This influx of insulin release can also trigger acne. Boom! Breakout.
Since our skin is made of the protein, collagen, an unhealthy sweet habit may lead to "sugar sag." The sag is from sugar zapping our already declining collagen as we age.Beware of TikTok skin advice.
"SkinTok" trends, such as skincare layering (cocktail), self-injecting facial fillers versus a board-certified dermatologist, or sunscreen contouring, should be avoided. It's always safer and better to research or ask your dermatologist before attempting anything posted on social media.Wear sunscreen.
People who practice daily sun protection like using sunscreen, sunglasses, and a sun hat, reduce skin aging by 25%!Start sleeping on your back.
We can prevent creases that can become permanent if sleeping in the same position every night. We may squish our cheek by sleeping on one side, accentuating the nasolabial fold. Or, we pull the face from the pressure of sleeping in a stomach or side position.
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