How to Avoid These Three Causes Of Ageing

We've all heard the phrase 'Black don't Crack!' (check out the Netflix clip below) and you may think it vain to worry about the process of ageing, but it’s also human nature. No one wants to feel like they are getting old while they are still young. I often look in the mirror and see a 21 year looking back at me but at 40, I have started to think about looking after myself more and how to keep that youthful glow that is starting to lose its luster. Unfortunately a lot of people do start to feel like they are looking older and it’s worth exploring why this is.

Why do some people find that their hair turns grey before they reach thirty?

Why do other’s struggle with wrinkles around their eyes at 25?

You would be right in assuming that some of this is definitely tied to genetics. You might be able to blame your parents if your skin starts to sag earlier than your friends. But there are often other factors at play here too. So, let’s explore the causes of age and help you handle them the right way. 

Smoking And Drinking 
We all have bad habits and crutches. You might be familiar with these two yourself and if you are, it’s worth noting that both are going to cause you to age faster than you would probably like. Smoking causes wrinkles to develop around your lips which is a sure sign of the ageing process. At the same time, it’s possible that if you drink, you might be more likely to develop a prominent tummy and notice other changes to your skin. We often forget that drinks like wine are actually filled with calories. If your diet isn’t working, your preference for a glass of red with dinner could be the reason. The best way to handle this is to find the right alternative. For smoking, you can try vaping instead with cheap vape kits providing everything you need to get started with this fashionable trend. Alternatively, if you like a drink you could consider a nonalcoholic beverage that provides the same flavour without the damage. 


Stress is another issue which definitely causes you to age faster than you would think. If you have noticed that your hair is starting to turn grey or perhaps even thinning, then this could definitely be a sign that you are overly stressed and anxious in your life. It’s often not possible to reverse the process once it has begun. But what you can do instead is to make sure that you are finding a way to cope with your stress. This could slow down the greying of your hair. One option is meditation. Through meditation, you will be able to calm your body and your mind at the same time. Research shows that it can have tremendous benefits. 


Finally, this one is a little more difficult to avoid because it all depends on where you spend most of your time. Studies do suggest that those who live in urban areas with high levels of pollution will age faster compared to those out in a rural location. This could also be tied to stress because it’s often more relaxing to live out of the city. Indeed, research shows that the best way to live is to have a house in the country at the weekend and an apartment in the city for the weekdays.

Even though we are getting older it is still advisable to look after your skin.

If you still don't think black cant crack, did you catch this sketch from the Astronomy Club from Netflix, I was left on the floor in stitches because we all know this too well. 

"What happened to her" " Oh girl,  she was 123, it was her time"

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