Cigarette smoke is a major contributor to skin aging. Research has shown that smokers are statistically more likely to develop deeply wrinkled, leathery skin than nonsmokers. People who smoke also tend to develop an unhealthy yellowish tone to their complexion. And a study from 2002 showed that facial wrinkles could be seen under a microscope in 20 year old smokers. BTW, this includes smoking of any kind! With marijuana becoming increasingly legal, we need to realize that inhaling smoke, period, is damaging to our lungs and bodies.
If you don’t remove your makeup at night, you are blocking your pores and not allowing them the air exposure your skin needs to stay healthy. Repeatedly not removing your makeup causes lasting damage to your skin, and if you are not removing your eye makeup you can seriously damage your eyes! Also, you should be removing your makeup as gently as possible. Elastin is what makes our skin snap back to place when your tug on it. But as you age, elastin production decreases, so if you are vigorously tugging on your skin, you will be causing extra elastin degradation.
Creases are not good to look, be it on your clothes or on your face! The onset of wrinkles, probably the one thing no one ever wishes to see. Wrinkles are the result of lack of moisture and elasticity of the skin. This happens mainly due to aging but some environmental factors also have a role to play. Sun exposure, pollution, smoking or nutritional deficiencies are some more factors responsible for the creases on your face. Chances are that you would want to buy cosmetics and anti-wrinkle, anti-aging creams to get rid of them. Now the price tag on such creams is good enough to give you stress, not to forget the harmful chemicals present in such cosmetics which could make things worse.