12 Surprising Habits That Make You Look Older - Sleeping on Your Side

4. Sleeping on Your Side

The fetal position may be comfy, but it’s bad for your skin. So is snoozing on your stomach.

“Pressing your face into the pillow eight hours a night for years can break down skin and cause wrinkles,” Dr. Lupo says.

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Sleeping on Your Side

Skin solution: Train yourself to sleep on your back and flip over if you wake up on your side or stomach.

“This decreases swelling of the face that stretches skin over time,” adds Dr. Lupo.

 

5. Sipping Out of a Straw

Do you drink dark sodas, tea and coffee through a straw to prevent staining your pearly whites or to avoid putting your mouth on a can or bottle?

It’s causing fine lines around your mouth, a sign of premature aging.

Sipping Out of a Straw

“Over the long term, pursing your lips to sip out of a straw [or suck on a cigarette] causes extra wrinkles around the mouth,” says skin care expert a Renée Rouleau, creator of skin products and an esthetician to celebrities, including Lisa Rinna and Melissa Rycroft.

Skin solution: “Avoid drinking through straws and leave the pursing for kissing,” she says.

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