Know the causes of early or premature skin ageing!

 We all know that heavy drinking, smoking and unhealthy diet can lead to premature skin ageing.

Updated: Jul 06, 2016, 20:59 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: We all know that heavy drinking, smoking and unhealthy diet can lead to premature skin ageing. Many might not be aware about it, but excessive use of smartphones or electronic gadgets has been linked to premature ageing.

Here are some of the surprising causes of early ageing.

Sitting long hours

This might come as a shock to some as sitting for a long time at a single place can trigger premature ageing. According to reports, spending time being sedentary causes changes in the DNA which is linked to slowing down of the ageing process.

Skin lightening products

If you are using skin lightening products then stop doing so as the risk of suffering from premature ageing is high because it contain hydroquinone or mercury. These products in the long run can react with ultraviolet rays and re-oxidise, causing more pigmentation and premature ageing.

Post traumatic stress disorder

People who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) might be at a higher risk of accelerated ageing due to the systemic effects of trauma post a traumatic incident.

Using smartphones

Stop using your smartphone day in and day out as it can cause you skin ageing. There are high chances that you can suffer from ‘smartphone face’, as continuous staring at phone shortens the neck muscles and increases the pull on the skin.