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12 Wrinkle-Causing Habits You Should Stop Doing, Stat

Some of your daily habits may seem harmless, but they can be the culprit behind your skin wrinkles
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Wrinkles are inevitable: As you grow older, your ability to produce collagen and elastin decreases, which in turn causes the skin to wrinkle. There are multiple aspects that affect this process (and how fast it happens), from your genes to your lifestyle. Of course, we've got nothing against aging — it's part of life, and you've gotta do you — but we also understand that a lot of people want to slow things down a bit.

And you know what? There are some things you can do to allay the aging process, if only slightly. Moisturizers, essential oils, and SPFs can all help reduce wrinkles, increase elasticity etc. There's also the option of in-office treatments, like lasers, injectables and even plastic surgery if you can spare some $$$.

However, before you jump straight to going under the knife, you might want to start with some simple lifestyle changes. There are actually tons of little habits you might be doing that could be accentuating your wrinkles. Keep reading to see some of the things you should avoid.

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Bad habit No. 1: Rubbing eyes

We all know we're not supposed to do it, but sometimes we just can't help it: But just like your ophthalmologist told you, you should do your best to avoid rubbing your eyes. The skin around your eyes is very delicate, and rubbing it can speed up the formation of wrinkles. You also want to put minimal tension on that skin as much as possible.

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Bad habit No. 2: Frowning

William Shakespeare once said, "a smile cures the wounding of a frown." Today, beauty gurus also believes that it also helps stop wrinkles.

Of course, it's impossible not to have a bad day, but it's good to get in the habit of decreasing the amount of time you spend frowning. Always squinting, raising and furrowing your brows can cause wrinkles. And seriously, you don't want a lasting reminder of those bad days plastered on your face, right?

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Bad habit No. 3: Sleeping on your face

Some sleeping positions are just more comfortable than others. Raise your hand if you sleep on your stomach or your side! If you do, well, try not to sleep like that tonight. When you sleep on your side and stomach, your face is pressed on your pillow for hours, which can contribute to lines and creases. If you can, try to start sleeping on your back: It's better for your skin.

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Bad habit No. 4: Not catching enough Zzzs

Pulling an all nighter isn't necessarily something to be proud of: In fact, your skin actually kind of hates you for it. You see, your skin repairs and rebuilds itself when you sleep. So if you want to really rejuvenate and glow when you wake up, go for an undisturbed and blissful 8-hour sleep.

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