How you age is up to you.
How we age really comes down to how we live. Unlike our parents, the aging process is something we’ve come to realize is more up to us than a result of pure genetics. Yes, genetics play a big part on how we look physically, but they are not the only source of how we look as we age. These days there are many options available to lessen the physical effects of aging, even so, there are things that we do that can cause us to age more rapidly.
Smoking is no longer COOL- Some get it, some don’t, or maybe they just won’t until it’s too late.
So why do we still help rush the process!
In a time when looking old is one of the most feared effects of aging it seems ridiculous that there are those of us who continue to live with little care of their future health. They continued to smoke even after the deadly effects of it were told loud and clear. The effects of aging now show on their faces, mostly as deep lines around the eyes and lips for some reason.
Then there are the sun lovers, tanned bodies being a must. Days in the sun also seem to increase the aging process. Once again the results of long periods of tanning show on the face as we age.
Excessive alcohol consumption also increases the visible effects of aging. Veins in the nose become more prominent. The redness of cheek is no longer purposeful application of blush.
Knowing negative effects of smoking, drinking and sun tanning makes one wonder why we would willing do the things that will not only damage our health but our appearance when we all wish to NOT LOOK OLD!
Aging well takes work. Are your doing your job?