The Surprising Habit That’s Giving You Wrinkles

There are plenty of well-known rules for preventing wrinkles. But there are few lesser known wrinkle-causing actions you’re probably doing on the regular—without even realizing it. The biggest one being that spraying perfume on your neck will cause premature aging and yes, wrinkles. I know, we were super scared when we first heard too. Dermatologists cite numerous reasons for why the skin on the neck is so vulnerable, but the biggest reason is the skin on your neck is thinner than facial skin, leading it to be more likely to sag and wrinkle with exposure to drying chemicals. In fact, second only to the skin around your eye area, the skin on your neck is the most delicate skin on your body–so take care.

So, forget the movies, and adopt a new routine for spraying perfume. Our recommendation would be to spray in areas of the body that conduct heat. These will be areas where the blood vessels are elevated closer to the surface of the skin, think inside the elbow crease, the back of the neck, the belly and décolletage. If you’re worried that you’ve already done some damage by spraying perfume on your neck: Don’t worry, because the best way to prevent skin from premature aging is by creating anti-aging habits. These habits can help reverse and prevent damage, making your skin supple for years to come.

Never ones to bring bad news without offering a solution, scroll down for wrinkle-prevention habits to picks up now!

1. WEAR SUNSCREEN

You’ve definitely heard this one before, but make sure you apply a generous dose of sunscreen with SPF to your face and neck every day. It’s really quite simple: Ask any dermatologist, and they’ll say that using SPF is the easiest way to reverse (and slow) your skin’s aging process. Scroll down to shop the best new SPF products.

COOLA Suncare COOLA(R) Suncare Face Mineral Sunscreen Unscented Matte Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Coola COOLA Suncare COOLA(R) Suncare Face Mineral Sunscreen Unscented Matte Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($36)
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Clinique Sun Broad Spectrum SPF 45 Advanced Protection Stick
Clinique Clinique Sun Broad Spectrum SPF 45 Advanced Protection Stick ($24)
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La Roche Posay Anthelios Face and Body Sunscreen Melt-In Milk Lotion SPF 60 - 5oz
La Roche-Posay La Roche Posay Anthelios Face and Body Sunscreen Melt-In Milk Lotion SPF 60 – 5oz ($35.99)
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Supergoop! Antioxidant-Infused Sunscreen Mist with Vitamin C SPF 30, 6 oz.
Supergoop! Supergoop! Antioxidant-Infused Sunscreen Mist with Vitamin C SPF 30, 6 oz. ($19)
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Clarins Sunscreen for Face, Wrinkle Control Cream SPF 50, 2.5 oz./ 74 mL
Clarins Clarins Sunscreen for Face, Wrinkle Control Cream SPF 50, 2.5 oz./ 74 mL ($35)
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Fresh Women's Sugar Sport Treatment Sunscreen SPF 30
Fresh Fresh Women’s Sugar Sport Treatment Sunscreen SPF 30 ($25)
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2. TAKE SUPPLEMENTS

Sometimes it’s important to work inside out. Supplements can help boost collagen to prevent premature wrinkling of the skin. Keep reading to see the innovative supplements we’re loving now.

HUM Nutrition Hum Nutrition Collagen Love Supplements
HUM Nutrition Hum Nutrition Collagen Love Supplements ($40)
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Radiant Skin Beauty Capsules
111Skin Radiant Skin Beauty Capsules ($160)
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Fountain The Beauty Molecule Supplement
Urban Outfitters Fountain The Beauty Molecule Supplement ($28)
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3. WEAR SUNGLASSES

This may not be so obvious, but sunglasses prevent you from squinting your eyes, thus protecting you from premature aging. If you just lost your shades (again), here are a few affordable options to order.

Women's Le Specs 'Savanna' 51Mm Sunglasses - Tort
Le Specs Women’s Le Specs ‘Savanna’ 51Mm Sunglasses – Tort ($69)
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Tory Burch Logo Gradient Sunglasses
Tory Burch Tory Burch Logo Gradient Sunglasses ($75)
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Le Specs Neo Noir Sunglasses
Le Specs Le Specs Neo Noir Sunglasses ($59)
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QUAY AUSTRALIA - Gemini QUAY x Chrisspy Fashion Sunglasses
Quay QUAY AUSTRALIA – Gemini QUAY x Chrisspy Fashion Sunglasses ($60)
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Express pink heavy brow mirror lens sunglasses
Express Express pink heavy brow mirror lens sunglasses ($29.90)
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4. INVEST IN ORGANIC SKINCARE

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Investing in organic skincare is the way to go. There are numerous reasons to switch to a natural beauty regiment, just as there are a million reasons to eat organic. To put it simply, gentle, chemical-free formulas are better for your skin–period. Keep scrolling to discover our favorite organic skincare products.

Gentle Gel Cleanser
Grown Alchemist Gentle Gel Cleanser ($39)
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COOLA Suncare COOLA(R) Suncare Classic Face Makeup Setting Spray SPF30
Coola COOLA Suncare COOLA(R) Suncare Classic Face Makeup Setting Spray SPF30 ($36)
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KORA Organics - Foaming Cleanser, 100ml - Colorless
KORA Organics – Foaming Cleanser, 100ml – Colorless ($30)
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The Organic Pharmacy Women's Peppermint, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus Face Wash 100ml
The Organic Pharmacy Women’s Peppermint, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus Face Wash 100ml ($67)
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