There are so many habits that we do on a daily basis that can wreak havoc on our appearance. Though you may not know it, you could be exposing yourself to premature aging, or even cancer. If you want to stay healthy and improve the way you look, you should stay away from these 10 ugly habits that make your appear less attractive.
There are some obvious habits like smoking or not working out that can cause you to be less attractive, but did you know biting your nails could do damage to your looks? With so much stress from school and work, it may be hard for nail biters to quit the stress-induced habit. Not only does this habit wreak havoc on your nails and fingers, but it’s just plain dirty. Think of all the things you touch throughout the day, and all the germs that may be on your hands. When you are constantly biting your nails you are exposing yourself to the germs and dirt that your hands come into contact with. The negative effects of nail biting include: dental problems, nail infections, warts from HPV infections, and exposure to disease causing bacteria.
Another habit that can make you less attractive and it affects almost everyone, is slouching. It may seem like the comfortable way to relax, but slouching can make you appear less attractive, as well as cause permanent damage to the spine. It isn’t always easy to sit up or stand straight, but when you do you will appear confident, and even up to 5lbs lighter. Slouching can cause your body to adapt to the rounded shoulder position and form a hunchback. Having a hunch in your back is extremely difficult to correct, so being aware of your posture is a great way to prevent this unsightly occurrence.
One habit that may seem like a no brainer is getting enough sleep, but not everyone is able to get 6 hours or more of sleep a night. When they don’t, it usually shows up on their face. Not only does getting enough rest do wonders for your brain, but it can also help your skin repair and rejuvenate itself. When you don’t get 6 hours or more of shuteye on a regular basis, you will be prone to dark circle around your eyes, fine lines, and puffy bags under your eyes. So make sure you are making quality sleep time a priority in your beauty routine.
Speaking of beauty routine, it may be a good idea to start using sunscreen everyday, because not doing so can really do damage. With so many warning about how the sun can damage your skin and cause skin cancer, there is no reason you shouldn’t be wearing sunscreen. It’s pretty easy to pick up a moisturizer with SPF, and you will be happy you did. When you neglect to wear sunscreen you are exposing your face to harmful UV rays, which can cause premature aging, skin cancer, and skin blotchiness. So if you want to keep your youthful glow, grab that SPF and help your skin combat the development of fine lines and wrinkles.
Skipping sunscreen isn’t the only way to make your face appear to be older, smoking will also cause premature aging. Thankfully the amount of people who smoke has been on the decline recently. There are so many health risks, and factors that have come to light, that even the thought of smoking is repulsive to many. It causes a bevy of different cancers, as well as affecting the appearance of smokers. From staining your teeth yellow, to making users constantly smell like smoke, there is nothing cute about this ugly habit. It may be hard to quit smoking, but your body and face will thank you. The effects smoking has on your skin can cause crow’s feet, darken your lips, and even cause your hair fall out quicker.