Just because I have no hair I get mistaken for being older than I actually am. I get it but sometimes I would like to feel a little younger than I look.

The fact is we will get older and look older, too. U.S. News & World Report assembled a list of surprising things that make us feel and look older:

1. Allergies
Chronic inflammation of the delicate membranes around the eyes will make you look older. This also causes wrinkles and blemishes.

2. Your bed
If you spend too much or too little time sleeping, you can shorten your life. The ideal amount of nightly sleep is seven hours.

3. Your headphones
Hearing loss is not inevitable as we age, but if you use your headphones more than an hour a day now, you could be setting the stage for years of poor hearing later.

4. Processed carbs
Avoid anything that comes in a bag or box, especially white carbs. A diet rich in whole foods helps you to age better and more slowly.


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