Taking care of your skin is about so much more than what you put on it; lifestyle plays a big role in keeping your skin healthy, radiant, and youthful long-term. If I have a totally stressful week or spend a few days breathing in exhaust from New York City taxis, I immediately see the effects on my skin.
Skin care is not a one-size-fits all kind of thing: You have to experiment and figure out what works for you individually when it comes to products, or how much water to drink for dewy skin, or what amount of sleep will leave you looking fresh-faced, or what ingredients (topical and ingested) will cause your skin to flare up.
But there are a few things everyone can benefit from immediately and in the long term. To delay the most common signs of aging and keep your beautiful complexion looking its best through the years, avoid these five risky behaviors: