5 Ways Your Lifestyle Affects Your Skin

27 May 2019

by Amy Ho


You’ve probably heard this a few thousand times, but we can’t help but stress how important H2O is to your body, both inside and out. The lack of water in your body prevents toxins from being eliminated through your skin, causing it to be more susceptible to skin problems and disorders such as dry skin and eczema.

Not getting enough sleep

Beauty sleep is real! Sleep deprivation hinders your skin from repairing itself, stripping away its natural beauty. According to assistant clinical professor of dermatology - Jessica Krant, poor sleep leads to the increase of stress hormones, increasing the severity of inflammatory skin conditions. Always try to get at least 8 hours of sleep every night.

Spending too much time under the sun

Do you know that sun exposure is the primary cause of ageing? While it’s good to get some natural Vitamin D, spending too much time under the sun may not be a good idea. If it’s unavoidable, always remember to apply sunscreen before you head out!


If you love your skin but just can’t seem to quit smoking, maybe this photo can further persuade you. Experts found that smokers look 1.4 years older than nonsmokers on an average. Your skin, teeth, and hair can be heavily affected by smoking and may add years to your looks as it chronically deprives the skin of oxygen and nutrients.

Unhealthy diet

While it’s a popular misconception, we’re here to tell you that eating chocolate and fried chicken won’t actually give you acne. The key is to actually not pick out certain foods, but to consume a well-balanced healthy diet to help your skin look its best!

It’s only natural for your skin to protest to your other bad practices such as pulling all-nighters, drinking booze every night, and wearing your makeup to sleep. Your skin is a reflection of your lifestyle - make an effort to not only care for your skin health but also your overall health.