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How we age is dependent on two factors : lifestyle and genes. If your parents aged well, then you will probably carry on looking good for a long time too. But how we live, even where we live, can also have a major impact on how we age. Here’s how some lifestyle factors can add years, even decades, to our faces :
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Sunbaking or regular use of a sunbed - add 20 years! According to an increasing number of dermatologists, sunbeds are even damaging to the skin than direct sunlight, because they emit pure UVA rays, which penetrate deep into the skin, causing long-term damage. Avoid entirely.
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Sun exposure - add 10 years! Sunlight creates free radicals that break down the lipids in the cell walls, leading to water loss, inflammation and sun damage. It also damages the genetic material in the developing cells, creating sun spots, some of which (over-exposure) will progress to skin cancer.
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Severe stress - add 10 years! Although stress may not show up on your skin but it creates free radicals which can lead to premature aging. Try to reduce stress by finding new ways to relax and slow down.
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Excessive alcohol -add 10 years! Drinking causes skin to get dehydrated and effects greatly through malnutrition. Alcohol depletes the body of vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin A which contains antioxidants that help the skin look and feel healthy.
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Excessive caffeine consumption -add 2 years! Too much caffeine can cause the skin to get dehydrated. Other effects of caffeine that may indirectly link to skin aging are insomnia, anxiety and depression.
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Sleep deprivation -add 5 years! Insomnia, lack of sleep or missed sleep may lead to obesity and premature aging. Sleep is necessary for our bodies to build up energy reserves and regenerates body cells and tissues.
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Crash dieting -add 10 years! Yo-yo dieting deprives your skin of vital nutrients. If you loose weight quickly, your skin will also stretch and sag.
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Malnutrition -add 5 years! If a nutrition-poor diet, especially one lacking in vitamins A, C, E and folic acid yet high in fat and salt. Many vitamins, minerals and essential amino acids only come from food. So no skin care product can replace them.
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City living or environmental toxins - add 5 years! The urban pollution has the capabilities of damaging the skin’s protective film, producing cell-aging and triggering free radicals. Try a skin cream rich in antioxidants to clear up the damage. 
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Cigarette smoke -add 10 years! Cigarette smoke (inhaled or secondhand) speeds up skin aging. It creates free radicals that can damage cell DNA and reduces the absorption of vitamin C which is a vital antioxidant for healthy skin.

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