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Unhealthy Mistakes That Make You Age Faster

images-48You may not be a smoker, and you may keep your drinking to a minimum, but that doesn’t quite mean you don’t have any unsavory habits that can negatively affect your health. The truth is, you could be making tons of mistakes that are aging you significantly. Before you reach for the anti-wrinkle cream and skin-firming solutions, you should take a look at the way you’re living today, and how your current actions could be making you look a lot older than you really are. Check to see if you partake in any of these five habits, for you could be aging yourself a lot faster than you think.

You’ve heard it a thousand times before — not getting enough sleep is the worst thing in the world for your health, and it can even contribute to diseases later on. You may think you’re fine on the five hours of sleep you got last night, but sleeping too little can do serious damage to your skin, which can make you look way older than you are. According to skin care specialist Annmarie Gianni’s blog, studies have shown those who don’t get quality sleep each night had increased signs of skin aging, including fine lines, uneven pigmentation, and reduced elasticity. For those with acne, getting enough rest is particularly important to preserve a youthful look, as the skin heals when you’re asleep. Start getting at least seven to eight hours per night to ensure youthful skin.

Delicious food that make you so crazy

Here’s the lowdown on body odor: when your body temperature rises as a result of stress, nervousness, or the smothering heat, it activates your sweat glands. But believe it or not, sweat itself is completely odorless. Body odor on the other hand, is the stench you emit when breaking a sweat, and it’s created once the sweat hits the skins surface and combines with bacteria, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Now, here’s the lowdown on terrible body odor: Eating foods with certain chemical elements can seriously intensify that odor to an almost unbearable level. More bad news: Some of these foods are super healthy and most men should have them in their diet. The good thing is that the odor is temporary. “It will only take two hours for the body to start smelling,” says Debra Jailman, a dermatologist, and author of Skin Rules: Trade Secrets From a Top Dermatologist, “and it can also last up to a few hours.” So next time you consume these foods (hopefully only the healthy ones), either avoid them before a big event (or a date). Alternatively, Jailman suggests this trick: Eat foods (or supplements) rich in chlorophyll—like a fresh sprig of parsley or cilantro after a meal—since they’re known to counteract odor.

In the meantime, knowing that your circadian rhythm affects pain, the easiest thing to do is work with yours instead of against it, especially if you already deal with ongoing joint pain. “We know in general having a healthy circadian rhythm is beneficial for health,” Gibbs says. Yep, you guessed it: Get yourself on a regular sleep schedule, and stay there. Keep your bedtime and your wake-up time as consistent as you can, even on weekends.