Habits that Age Your Skin By Dr. Lombardi on July 31, 2020

As time passes, your skin will inevitably age due to the natural aging process. Cosmetic interventions, like treatments or surgeries, can help with this. However, one of the best ways to prevent the progression of natural aging is to stop certain daily habits that can speed up the process. Below you will find the most common habits that age your skin and how you can keep your skin looking youthful and glowing.


It is suggested that adults get at least 7 to 9 hours of sleep every night for optimal health. Proper sleep can help with your mental health, physical health, and the look of your skin. Sleep allows your body and skin to pause and reset. Without sleep, your cortisol levels can rise, which contributes to premature aging. Your skin can look aged, you can get breakouts, and even dark circles.

Finding the time to sleep between work, family, and your own needs can be difficult. Try and prioritize getting more rest and relaxation at night time as much as possible. Try hitting the hay fifteen minutes earlier each night until you can rest for at least 7 hours a night.


Exposure to the sun is problematic for your skin. Experts argue that up to 80% of signs of aging are due to environmental factors like sun exposure. Sun exposure can lead to redness, peeling, pigmentation, wrinkles, and rough skin. Focus on incorporating SPF into your skincare routine. Use SPF on your face, ears, neck, chest, hands, and other skin-exposed areas. Dermatologists suggest using it every day regardless of whether you go outside.

Skincare Routine:

No matter what age, you need a consistent skincare routine even if you have no habits that age your skin. This skincare routine will need to evolve as you age, but you can start out simple to ensure your skin is properly taken care of. The most important factors in your skincare routine are a cleanser, moisturizer, and SPF at the very least. Without a proper skincare routine your skin can become dull, congested, and irritated. Start small and slowly begin to experiment with your products as you become more comfortable with taking care of your skin. It’s advisable to make an appointment with an expert in dermatology in Tampa to be sure your routine is right for you.


Excessive sugar can increase inflammation in the body and impact the look of your skin. The enzymes produced through the process of breaking down sugar in your body can also breakdown collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin are what helps keep your skin plump and youthful. Sugar is added to a lot of foods that would otherwise normally not require sugar. Hidden sugars can add up, so reading nutrition labels can help reduce your sugar intake. It is recommended that adults consume no more than 30 grams of sugar each day, so try and keep your intake within a close range of that amount if possible.

Protect Your Skin:

Pollution and bacteria are everywhere, so it’s not possible to keep your skin free from all pollution. However, you can protect your skin from pollution by using skincare products that are rich in antioxidants. This helps prevent free radicals that cannot be seen from embedding themselves into our skin. Over time your skin can look dull, so protecting it will keep your skin radiant.

Dermatology in Tampa, Florida

If you have any skin problems or want to make sure your skincare routine is right for you, contact Dr. Milan Lombardi at the Lombardi Institute of Dermatology. As a top dermatologist in Tampa, Dr. Lombardi has been working with patients for years, helping them with various skin and dermatological issues. Dr. Lombardi and his team are focused on addressing your concerns and providing you with the most effective treatment options. Contact Dr. Lombardi today for an appointment!

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