Above: Sheetal Rawal, scientist (human genetics) & founder of Apsara Skin Care
By: Marty S.
It is easy to lose sight of the people you should keep in your life. Whether you have met them already or you will sometime in the future, there are some that seem almost destined to be the closest people in your life and can provide support when you need it the most. On the other hand, there are the people in your life that only spread negativity and pessimism. While these people might have started out as loved ones, your relationship with them may have regressed to the point where you aren’t able to be in the same room as them.
Even if you think you don’t have a toxic relationship in your life, your skin might be telling you a different story. A toxic relationship is capable of negatively impacting your lifestyle habits, which could lead to premature lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging. Today, we will go over the top 3 habits that can be caused by a toxic relationship and may lead to rapid aging. If any of these habits sound familiar to you, it is time for you to reassess the relationships in your life and figure out if you need to work on them or cut them out of your life. Doing so can help you better attain glowing skin that does not show any signs of aging.
1. Your Toxic Relationships Are Stressing You Out & Causing Fine Lines, Wrinkles
Have you noticed that if there are toxic people in your life, you can feel them getting under your skin whenever you interact with them? These toxic people are definitely capable of raising your stress levels, which is not good for your mental health as well as your skin’s health. Stress has been linked to a higher rate of premature aging; the more stress you experience, the more likely it is that you will develop premature fine lines and wrinkles.
If there is a direct correlation between the amount of stress you experience regularly and the number of toxic people in your life, then it should be clear that you should try to avoid these people as much as possible. However, even the most toxic of relationships can be salvaged when both parties put the work in; similarly, a strong, healthy relationship can experience periods of discontent. Therefore, if you have a relationship in your life that is leading to more negativity and may be causing you to age rapidly, it is important to learn how to manage your stress effectively. One such way is to give yourself enough time each day to practice mindfulness, which can help you better understand what is important in your life, for example, your relationships.
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2. Your Toxic Relationships Are Disrupting Your Sleep Schedule & Causing Dull, Lackluster Skin
Whenever we do or say the wrong thing at the wrong time, our missteps hang over us like a dark cloud and lead to self-doubt as well as a lack of confidence. However, though sometimes we are our own worst enemies, the toxic people in our lives can be just as bad. As we mentioned above, the toxic people in our lives can cause a lot of stress in our lives. which could, in turn, lead to an inconsistent sleep schedule. Instead of getting a restful night of sleep, you may be up all night worried, angry, confused, or all three at once. Sleep is your body’s time to repair itself so when you sleep poorly on a regular basis, lines and wrinkles may start to look more prominent and your skin may start to look more lackluster.
The energy you spend and the anxiety you receive dealing with toxic people is not worth the cost of compromising your sleep schedule. Though it is a cliche, you should never go to bed angry (or anxious or upset or sad). Once you start getting ready for bed, you should start focusing on getting a good night’s sleep. For some, this involves a sleep schedule or beauty routine they follow to keep the transition smooth. Whatever it is for you, remember that all this negative energy can ultimately be avoided, especially if you care about slowing down the aging process and achieving youthful, radiant skin.
3. Your Toxic Relationships Are Causing You to Lose the Motivation to Take Care of Yourself & Leading to More Early Signs of Aging
This habit, in particular, is tricky to spot because you might not realize it is happening to you in the first place. This habit can manifest itself in several ways, though not all of them are toxic. For example, if you are in a long-term relationship with someone you love, you might not have the motivation to take care of yourself because you don’t feel the need to put in extra work into being something (or someone) else; the person you’re with is in love with you for who you are and you see no reason to change that. On the more malicious side of things, however, you may be in a situation where the toxic people in your life are making you feel like you shouldn’t be taking care of yourself or that there is no point in taking care of yourself. When this happens, little things like maintaining a daily skin care routine or having a healthy diet could fall by the wayside and your skin may start to suffer because of it. Over time, you may start to see more fine lines and wrinkles on your skin.
Whether you have toxic people in your life or you don’t, you shouldn’t let your relationships define your self-worth. Don’t let the negative people in your life stop you from doing what you want to do. Once you understand that and you learn how to practice it regularly, it’ll be much easier to find that motivation to take good care of yourself, whatever that is for you. After all, a healthier well-being and a happier mood may lead to a more youthful outward appearance.
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