Stop Smoking: Smoking deprives the skin of oxygen and nutrients and can make it appear pale or uneven. With more than 4,000 chemicals in tobacco smoke, many of them destroy collagen and elastin, which give your skin its strength and elasticity. Smoking or simply being around secondhand smoke can lead to sagging skin and deeper wrinkles. Drink less alcohol: Not only can alcohol interfere with your sleep, making you look tired the next day, it also deeply dehydrates the skin. Alcohol can also trigger chronic skin conditions, such as psoriasis and rosacea. Exercise regularly: Exercise keeps the heart rate up and improves blood circulation, which can help to deliver oxygen and nutrients and promote the production of collagen and new skin cells. Eat a healthy diet: Add as many fruits, vegetables, healthy fats and healthy grains as possible into your diet. Some research shows that a diet high in processed or refined sugars and unhealthy fats promotes skin aging. Protect your skin from the sun: Seek shade whenever possible and wear SPF of at least 30 daily. Photodamage leads to premature aging of the skin as well as skin cancer.
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