The Body Firm | 10 Habits That Cause Premature Skin Aging

10 Habits That Cause Premature Skin Aging

It’s fine to get older, but premature aging isn’t. Skin aging is a complex biological process that is becoming most people’s nightmare. With increased awareness about skin health, there is an inflow of relatively young women and men seeking remedies to prevent or delay aging.

We’ve compiled a list of the best beauty hacks for both men and women below.

Rubbing your eyes often can lead to dark circles and fine lines

Rubbing your eyes excessively can cause lines around your eyes and raise irritation in the region. Darkness can be caused by pulling, tugging, and rubbing on the sensitive skin surrounding the eyes.

Deprived of sleep

Sleep is necessary for maintaining energy, focus, and a healthy complexion. The skin undergoes a regeneration process at night. Poor sleep (defined as five hours or less) was connected to increased indications of aging, worse skin barrier function, and reduced satisfaction with the appearance in a research involving 60 women published in Clinical and Experimental Dermatology in January 2015. 

Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day to establish a routine in your body.

  • Create a dark, cool, and quiet environment in your bedroom.
  • Eat two to three hours before bedtime.
  • Afternoon caffeine consumption should be kept to a minimum.

Fine lines can be caused by straws

Do you use a straw to drink beverages? It may keep your pearly whites from staining, but it might develop tiny lines around your mouth since the muscles around your lips are stimulated when you drink from a straw. The more those muscles are used, the more likely we are to develop a crease in our skin. It’s the same reason smokers get creases around their mouths, which can be traced back to repeated smoking due to constant lip pursing.


If you’re always anxious (or can’t sleep because of anxiety), your body is constantly producing stress hormones, which can lead to accelerated aging. Cortisol, the main stress hormone, induces inflammation and breaks down collagen, resulting in drooping skin and wrinkles. Chronic stress can also accelerate the aging process due to the increased inflammation, according to study.

Stress may be minimized primarily by lifestyle modifications such as proper nutrition, adequate sleep, and meditation, all of which have a significant impact on the biological and aesthetic aging processes. Find out what truly relaxes you and do it on a regular basis!

Using makeup as a sunscreen

SPF is king when it comes to preventing premature aging of the skin.

UV radiation exposure was found to be responsible for 80% of evident face aging symptoms, such as wrinkles and pigmentation changes, in a previous research. 

However, you may not be adequately protecting your skin if you rely on SPF-containing cosmetics to block damaging UV radiation. UVB rays are protected by most cosmetics, while UVA rays create fine wrinkles, brown spots, increased pores, and crepey skin.Before applying makeup, use a broad-spectrum SPF sunscreen or moisturizer. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, broad-spectrum implies the lotion will protect your skin from both UVA and UVB radiation, which cause skin aging and sunburn.

UV damage can be caused by ignoring your neck & hands

Ultraviolet light is the single most avoidable risk factor for aging. Even the most careful SPF users may overlook their neck and hands, which might be one of the first locations to reveal your age. Previous study has indicated that women with noticeable veins and wrinkles on their hands are regarded to be older than those with plumper hands.

Wrinkles can be accentuated by using a drying soap

Although some individuals swear by soap bars, they typically contain harsh detergents that strip skin of its natural oils. Though dry skin does not create wrinkles directly, it does make them more visible, and it is unable to defend itself against allergens and irritants such as germs and viruses.

Make sure to use a hydrating cleanser. Look for the phrases “gentle” and “moisturizing” on the label, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Avoid using deodorant soap or products that include substances like alcohol, scent, retinoids, or alpha hydroxy acid, which can dehydrate the skin.

Sleeping position

Skin tiredness is largely influenced by sleeping positions. While sleeping sideways may be more comfortable, it has the potential to harm your skin. This is due to the fact that the cheek must hold the full weight of the head, and the strain can generate wrinkles or fine lines. To avoid harm to one side of the face, switch sleeping positions more frequently.

Excessive alcohol consumption & smoking

Smoking has been linked to accelerated aging, particularly facial wrinkles, in a number of studies. Alcohol drinking causes blood vessels to constrict and blood flow to the skin to decrease. Fine lines and wrinkles occur earlier as a result of this.


Those with an excessive sweet craving should exercise restraint. Excess sugar consumption causes glycation in the blood, which destroys collagen in blood vessels, resulting in wrinkles and fine lines. Excessive consumption of processed meals can also have a negative impact on the skin. For healthy skin, including fresh veggies, vitamin C-rich foods, and olive oil into your diet.

If you’re concerned about the symptoms of aging skin, The Body Firm’s non-invasive procedures for erasing wrinkles, tightening skin, and boosting one’s complexion can help you seem younger. Only the highest-quality European skincare and cutting-edge procedures are used at The Body Firm to enhance the look of skin!

Sheer Indulgence Facial at $189 (90 mins)
Organic manuka honey pumping in natural nutrients for fine lines or dehydration.

Environ Vitamin A Facial at $199 (75 mins)
Using Environ products rich in Vitamin A for a light and luxurious antioxidant enriched facial. Helps in combating free radical damage, promotes collagen formation and improves wrinkles and fine lines

Hydra Infusion Facial at $228 nett (75 mins)
A technology-driven rejuvenating customized skin treatment that delivers instant results you can see and feel. Promises to deliver long term skin health and can cater to the specific needs of all skin types. It works by removing dead skin cells and enriching skin with cleansing, hydrating and moisturizing serums through aqua peel. Oxygen jet will be used for facial lifting, firming severe skin and diminishing wrinkles.

Full Merdian Bojin Facial + Eyes at $338 nett (90 mins)
A unique MTM facial therapy that blends the philosophy of meridians, acupuncture points and ‘chi’ with the modern knowledge of muscular fascia. This therapy uses gentle, rhythmic strokes to unblock facial knots while stimulating acupoints along the meridian channels using a specialised ox horn tool. This form of therapy solves common skin concerns like saggy skin, dark circles, puffy eyes, and eyebags. It helps to promote lymphatic drainage, increase ‘Qi’ energy flow, rejuvenate your skin with a healthy glow, and giving you an instant facelift naturally.

To book a facial appointment, call or WhatsApp your preferred branch to check for available slots:

Delfi Orchard
402 Orchard Road
#01-04 Delfi Orchard
Singapore 238876
Tel: +65 6838 0331
WhatsApp: +65 9820 1360

Raffles City
252 North Bridge Road
#02-27B Raffles City Shopping Centre
Singapore 179103
Tel:  +65 6970 5331
WhatsApp: +65 9820 1360


The Body Firm offers cutting-edge body treatments and quality facials in Singapore.

The Body Firm | 10 Habits That Cause Premature Skin Aging


the-body-frim-boutique-beauty-spa-singapore-visit-us-icon402 Orchard Road,
Delfi Orchard #01-04
Singapore 238876


Mondays to Saturdays | 10.00 am – 8.30 pm
Sunday | 10.00 am – 6.00 pm

Public Holidays | CLOSED