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12 Reasons Why You Look Old in Your 20s and 30s

Tired of getting told you look older than you are? Do people constantly guess you’re at least five years above your actual age? This can be a frustrating and self-esteem dropping situation to experience day in and day out. However, there are reasons that this is occurring, and it may not just be genetics.
Your physical appearance heavily depends on your genetics, diet, skin care routine, sleep schedule, hydration, stress, and your weight. All of these factors, alone and combined, will play a huge role in the way you are perceived by other people. In order to look your age, you need to be sure the following 12 factors are all being addressed.

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Not enough cleansing

Your skin requires daily cleansing and at least 2x weekly exfoliating in order to encourage cell turnover, reduce blemishes, and produce the oils needed to maintain healthy, young, elastic, glowing skin.

Skipping the moisturizer

Moisturizer is often overlooked, particularly by people with oily skin. However, moisturizer is what provides your skin with the vitamins and minerals it needs to be healthy, soft, and glowy! You should moisturize your skin 2x daily with a light daytime moisturizer and heavier night cream.

No sunscreen

Whether the sun is out or not, you should be wearing at least a light sunscreen every single day. Sun damage leads to dry skin, sunspots, a reduction in skin elasticity, and even acne. All of which can make you appear older than you are.

Makeup blunders

When applying makeup, be sure you are using products that are safe for your skin and match your skin tone. A simple makeup mistake can age you.

Not getting enough sleep

Tiredness can lead to sagging skin under your eyes, chin, and along your cheeks. It can also lead to dark circles under your eyes that alter your physical appearance.

Ageing foods

Oddly enough, food can make you appear older than you are. Try to reduce your alcohol and caffeine consumption as these foods/drinks are dehydrating, which leads to sagging skin and a loss in elasticity.

Puffing and smoking

Smoking itself leads to the ingestion of harsh chemicals that the body does not know what to do with. These chemicals often lead to aging skin. The act of smoking also results in wrinkles and sagging skin around the mouth, eyes, and forehead.

Too much alcohol

Alcohol leads to dry skin, which can make you look a decade older than you are.

Not enough water

Water is critical for the hydration of your body and your skin. Dehydration leads to wrinkles, dry patches, under eye bags, and sagging skin.

Weight issues

Whether you need to gain weight or lose weight, both can be the cause of your current age dilemma. Those who are underweight may appear frail in the face, aging them. Those who are overweight may appear to have sagging skin, which also ages them.

Unmanaged stress

Stress results in the body attacking itself. A prime way the body does so when stressed is by attacking the skin cells in the face leading to acne and dry patches. Stress may also lead to wrinkling of the face as you furrow your brows or scrunch your skin.

Excess sugar

Sugar causes collagen to lose elasticity, leading to stiff skin commonly found in older adults.


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