We hate to break it to you, but age and poor food choices are not the only culprits of wrinkles, and neither are genetics. There are other factors that can make the aging process rev up including lifestyle choices and poor beauty habits. 

Dr. Mirwat Sami, Houston board-certified ophthalmologist of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery agrees. "It is the skin's elasticity which prevents unwanted lines and furrows from forming, and keeps skin from sagging," Sami explained.

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Although wrinkles naturally develop with age, there are bad habits you can break to stop sabatoging skin. Here are Dr. Sami's tips: 

Don't Sleep on Your Side or Stomach. "You might get a good night's sleep on your sides and tummy, but you're unnecessarily stressing your skin. Fetal and tummy positions when sleeping cause uneven blood circulation which locks up nourishment, blood, and oxygen on some parts of your body while depriving other body parts, including skin and cause it to become wrinkled," Sami explained.

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"Not only do these sleeping positions cause wrinkles, poor blood circulation causes fluids to be stuck around your eyes. This contributes to the formation of eye bags and dark under eye circles that make you look tired and older," the expert highlighted. 

Always Remove Makeup At Night. "When you sleep in your makeup, you're basically asking for wrinkles," Dr. Sami said. "The makeup and environmental pollutants you accumulate during the day seep into your pores, breaking down collagen and elastin.

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This can speed up the aging process and leave you with fine lines and wrinkles," Dr. Sami said.

Try To Limit Central Heating. "The central heating and air conditioning systems that many of us use at home and at work can severely dry out skin, leading to premature aging and wrinkles. To help keep skin youthful and soft, try turning down the heat," Sami advised.

And of course keeping a glass of water in the room can also increase humidity, while wearing a protective face cream can help relieve dryness too. 

This article originally appeared on Fashiontimes.com