Aging is inevitable, but have you noticed that some people age faster than the others? Yes, we can put the blame on genetics and move on however, our lifestyle choices play an important role in the aging process. If you’ve often found yourself being addressed as someone much older than you, it’s time to check whether you’re guilty of these 5 common daily habits.

Lack of activity
 

Lack of activity

Spending long hours at your desk and skipping regular exercise makes you look dull, tired and old. Exercise accelerates blood flow in the body making your skin look healthier and younger. Spend a minimum of 30 minutes to one hour each day doing some activity. Take regular breaks from your desk and go for walks during the breaks.

Skipping sunscreen
 

Skipping sunscreen

Do you know that 90% of skin aging is caused due to sun exposure? These harmful rays are strong enough to penetrate your scarves and car windows. Never skip wearing a sunscreen before stepping out and always carry it in your bag. Look for a higher SPF sunscreen such as the Lakmé  Sun Expert Ultra Matte SPF 50 PA+++ Gel Sunscreen, it offers complete protection and gives a matte finish.

Smoking
 

Smoking

Yes, smoking harms your skin as well. It gives you everything you don’t want on your skin, including eye bags, wrinkles and fine lines. Compare your skin to that of a friend’s who does not smoke, you will notice the difference.

Poor skin care
 

Poor skin care

Your skin does not demand a lot, a basic cleansing, toning and moisturising routine will make your skin look a lot better. Never go to bed wearing your makeup and apply Aloe Vera gel at night to help repair your skin. The Lakme 9 to 5 Naturale Aloe Aqua Gel will work wonders on your skin while you sleep.

Using the wrong foundation
 

Using the wrong foundation

Using the wrong texture and colour of foundation can make you look old and unappealing. Depending on your skin type, choose a texture that best suits your skin. While buying foundation don’t swatch or blend the product on your hand, instead dab it on your jawline to check the colour match.