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5 Surprising Ways Your Lifestyle Affects Your Skin Health

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5 Surprising Ways Your Lifestyle Affects Your Skin Health

Proper skin care and a healthy diet are enough for your skin? You can use good anti wrinkle creams for your skin to prevent wrinkles and fine lines.

Dermology natural skin care makes your skin healthy and prevents wrinkles. But, your lifestyle also has a direct impact on your skin health.

If you are stressed, it’ll affect your skin health causing wrinkles and fine lines. Your lifestyle affects your skin health in many ways.

Read on to know more:

5 Ways Your Lifestyle Affects Your Skin Health


It might sound clichéd to you, but stress does affect your lifestyle causing lines and wrinkles.

Stress can cause puffiness of eyes, aging signs, inflammation of skin and breakouts. Stress can make your skin look older than your age.

It’s important to practice good stress relief tricks to get rid of stress.

Practice yoga and meditation on a daily basis. Sleep for at least eight hours to manage stress. You can also indulge in your hobbies to stay off stress.

Emotional stress affects your skin, so stay in a happy space of life.

5 Surprising Ways Your Lifestyle Affects Your Skin Health

2. Sun exposure

Prolonged sun exposure can cause age spots and wrinkles on your skin.

Premature aging of skin and loss of elasticity is also caused by sun exposure.

UV rays can cause damage to your skin and make your skin look dull and lifeless.

It’s important to apply a good sunscreen every time you step out in the sun.

A sunscreen of more than 40 SPF with moisturizing properties can prevent your skin from external sun damage.

Sunscreen is like a shield for your skin, it prevents fine lines and aging too.

3. Unhealthy food

5 Surprising Ways Your Lifestyle Affects Your Skin Health

Foods that are high in sugar, fats, and carbs can affect your skin.

Even fried and junk food can cause fine lines on your skin. Unhealthy foods affect your skin to make your skin look lifeless.

It’s important to have healthy foods in your diet plan.

Have at least two portions of vegetables and two portions of fruits in your diet.

Have foods that are high in antioxidants and vitamins.

Also, have food sources with omega 3 fatty acids. It’ll help your skin to look healthy and glowing. Drink eight to ten glasses of water to make your skin glow.

        Read Also: How To Eat Junk Food The Healthy Way

4. Smoking and drinking

Smoking and drinking can dehydrate your skin.

When the skin is dry, fine lines and aging spots will appear on your skin.

Smoking can cause damage to your skin as it reduces the oxygen in the blood.

Drinking can cause your skin to look lifeless. If you want healthy skin, then you must quit smoking and drinking.

You can at least limit your intake if you can’t quit it completely.

Read Also: 11 Best Detox Drink Recipes To Detoxify Your Body And Leave You With A Good Skin

5. Environmental factors

5 Surprising Ways Your Lifestyle Affects Your Skin Health

Pollution also affects your skin and makes your skin look dull. Pollution can cause breakouts on your skin too.

It’s important to follow proper skincare to remove dirt and impurities caused by pollution.

Follow a cleansing, moisturizing and exfoliation session at least three times a week.

You can also use Dermology natural skincare to cleanse your skin and prevent skin problems.

Read Also: The Daily Skin Care Routine To Follow

Well, how do you maintain a healthy lifestyle to ensure it doesn’t affect your skin? We’d love to know in the comments below…




Melissa Mellie is a skincare expert by profession. She loves to share her knowledge and experience with people. She regularly contributes her write ups to health or skin care related websites and blogs. In her free time she loves to travel, fashion shows and music.



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  1. Ivan Jose says

    These are all bad for the skin. It’s also encouraging to note that you need not spend too much money or exert too much effort to achieve good skin.

  2. Amber Myers says

    Yup, I can see how all of this would affect skincare. I know when I have greasy foods that I usually break out a bit, but it doesn’t make me stop eating fries. Oops. I have been working on a better skin care routine.

  3. what corinne did says

    Junk food and pollution have a super bad effect on my skin. Stress not so much as I have noticed. I need to change my diet because it is not being good at the moment

  4. GiGi Eats says

    People always ask me how I have such nice skin and I tell them – DIET! I eat a very clean diet high in healthy fats!!!!

  5. Annemarie LeBlanc says

    I agree with all these. I try to avoid these harmful things by nourishing my skin from within. I make it a stay hydrated. I also avoid going out in the sun without applying sunblock first.

    • Dalene Ekirapa says

      Yes, pollution can really affect the skin so we just have to be keen about our environment. And I usually love your food picks Tara.

  6. Sarah Bailey says

    Stress is absolutely awful when it comes to your skin isn’t it and smoking 100% can age you so much quicker than if you don’t.

  7. Farrah Less says

    I noticed when its winter my skin is dull and dry. Summer I get tan but not so much I always keep myself hydrated and wear less make up to keep my skin healthy.

    • Dalene Ekirapa says

      Keep on staying hydrated Farrah. In fact, you should have some more hyaluronic acid in your products and also, make sure you drink as much water.

  8. Mijia Eggers says

    I agree with your points here. Anyway, stress cannot be avoid if one has a stressful job. But food is the thing everyone can do.

  9. Michael says

    It is just now that I really experienced the skin change color when you are stressed. Never knew its actually true. Wow!

  10. Nicole Anderson says

    These are all very good tips. I don;t go anywhere without sunscreen/UV protection. I try to avoid greasy foods but that doesn’t always go as planned. Drinking more water has also helped me.

  11. Anagha says

    This is so true post. Except number 4, all the other things affect me. The only thing I can do now is trying to balance the diet.

  12. brie says

    Oh yes, a lot of those affect me, but normally in different seasons. I have noticed when I change my lifestyle how it affects my body and especially how I look.

  13. Alexandra Cook says

    Stress is a really big problem in my life. It really helps when I don’t stress!

  14. Celestial B Purposed says

    I know unhealthy food is a factor for poor skin health. However, that burger looks painfully delicious and I want one. But, these are some great pointers to remind us all to take care of ourselves.

  15. Subhashish Roy says

    I completely agree with you. Our lifestyle has a tremendous effect on our skin. Our healthy food habits and exercise can make a big difference.

  16. Helen Neale says

    I am so much more concerned with my skin now than I used to be. So important that we now have healthy lifestyle.

  17. Karla says

    Thanks for these reminders. Now I know why my skin is better when I was in Korea compared now that I’m in Philippines. The environment in Korea is less polluted and the food there is healthier. Another thing that I’ve noticed is that my pores are smaller in cold countries. I think I need to go back! HAHA!

  18. Heidi says

    My daughter is writing a report on air pollution as we speak. Now I can add one more problem air pollution causes. I never thought about how it affects your skin!

  19. Blairvillanueva says

    Stress is one of the major indicators of feeling unhealthy. That’s why I am making sure that I give.more TLC for myself and to my boyfriend. Overeating is also caused by too much stress.

  20. Binge on Basics says

    Sun exposure and unhealthy food are definitely the prime reasons for unhealthy skin. I always make sure that I apply ample sunscreen and take precautions while going out in the sun. I have also made lifestyle changes and it really helps in keeping skin healthy

  21. Monidipa Dutta says

    Good for skin care I guess.. I will share with friends about whom I know would surely buy them. Love u girl…

  22. Elizabeth O says

    Thank you dear for this informative post…Sun exposure and stress sure are damaging for our skin and overall health..A good amount of water intake helps a lot as well as regular intake of healthy foods and plenty of fruits…

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