You likely know the no-no's: Not wearing sunscreen, smoking, and not getting enough sleep can make you look older. But we bet you aren't aware that these other, seemingly harmless, habits may be causing fine lines and wrinkles.
We asked dermatologist Josh Zeichner, M.D., Director of Cosmetic & Clinical Research in Dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City to fill us in on everyday activities that you may not realize are aging your skin.
1. Washing Your Face Too Much
Of course, it's important to keep your skin clean, but don't overdo it. Wash no more than twice daily (an extra wash pre- or post-workout is okay), and keep in mind that not all cleansers are created equal. Alkaline bar soaps strip your skin of its natural oils and can cause irritation; a non-soap cleanser is a much gentler option.
2. Drinking through a Straw
Sure, it looks more ladylike to sip your beverages, but repeatedly pursing your