These Bad Everyday Habits Can Cause Wrinkles, According To Dermatologists

It’s no secret that washing and caring for your skin can prevent wrinkles later in life. But seemingly innocent, everyday actions can also make you look older. Dermatologists have pinpointed the most common habits that etch lines into your skin.

Sure, forgetting sunscreen may seem like an obvious cause. But spending too much time on your computer or phone can age your skin, too. Even washing your face in a certain way will carve lines into your skin. Learn the wrinkle-causing habits that dermatologists and estheticians strongly discourage.

How Often Do You Rub Your Eyes?

If you rub your eyes too often, you may create some wrinkles. Dermatologist Sejal Shah says that rubbing stretches the collagen and elastin in the skin around your eyes. Over time, this can create visible wrinkles if you do it too often.

A man rubs his eyes while sitting on the couch.
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However, dermatologist Ronald Brancaccio believes that most people are unlikely to rub their eyes that often. “Rubbing can cause irritation or dryness, [but it] won’t cause permanent wrinkles,” he told ABC News. In short, try not to rub your eyes frequently, but it’s not the end of the world if you do.