So, your skin is about as smooth and firm as an old pair of boots, right?

Well lovelies, I have been there too. And yes, it sucks. No better way to put it.

And worst of all I had no clue, why it was happening? Why my skin was showing those deadly signs of aging, when I was doing my best to keep it youthful and glowing.

I ate well, exercised regularly. And like a saint avoided most of those cardinal sins of smoking, drinking and going out in the sun at peak hours. I would also pay regular visits to the salon. May be not every month but whenever the need be. Day or night, working or traveling, I would never miss my golden CTM (Cleansing, Toning, and Moisturizing) routine.

But nothing I was doing seemed to help.

My skin was aging like wild fire! Fine lines started to spread like cobwebs on the smooth texture of my skin. The face that was once soft and creamy like a porcelain dream turned dark and coarse. I was now haunted by a creeping fear of premature aging.

And I began to wonder. What was I doing wrong?

The truth:

Probably a lot.

Mistakes are a part of life. And of course, years of abuse can never be completely undone. But it is also not too late to turn around and switch on the light.

Agree there is no fountain of youth or magic button to take the years off your face and return the glory of youth, but you can at least be cautious and see what you are tripping over. Some of the mistakes you are making daily might surprise you.

So, if you think your skin is aging faster than it should for your age, read these 3 surprising daily habits that are big culprits of premature aging. Find out if you are guilty too.

1. You are Doing Too Much

When it comes to skincare and beauty, can you do too much? If you are suffering from constant bouts of acne, rough scaly skin and a botched complexion, you are probably doing too much.

So you thought, you were doing your complexion a favor by paying regular visits to the salon, slathering on your favorite anti aging potion day and night and scrubbing off the dead cells every other day?

Frequent massage sessions can sometimes break the delicate tissues of the skin leading to permanent damage and sagging of the skin. Also, research has revealed that over scrubbing or over exfoliation of the skin can not only lead to large open pores all over the face but can also darken and destroy your beautiful complexion.

If you want to benefit from treatments and potions, make sure you do it at a reasonable pace. Most experts recommend a facial treatment not more than once a month. And avoid over scrubbing at all costs. For effective skincare, keep it as simple as you can.

2. Spending Long Hours in Front of the Computer

You are spending long hours at work in front of your computer screen / laptop. Even when you are not at work, you are chilling out with your pals on WhatsApp. Morning or evening you are exposing yourself to devastating radiation from all sources. And you thought your skin is protected from UV damage by stating indoors !!

Most wrinkles are caused by radiation that penetrate deep to damage the skin's support system. The skin around and under your eyes is especially vulnerable to damage caused by exposure to radiation, stress, and strain.

3. Sleeping

You think a regular dose of beauty nap will rejuvenate your tired complexion? Think again. Agree, restful sleep is essential for beautiful skin. But it can also result in some ugly signs of aging like fine lines and deep-filtered wrinkles! Surprised? How can your daily sleep be aging you?

Well dear it's actually not your sleep but the way you sleep is what causes wrinkles. No matter how soft your pillow is, sleeping puts pressure on your face drawing fine lines into your cheeks, forehead, and chin.

And if you are in the habit of sleeping on the side or on your tummy, you may very well be writing all these nasty lines on your face yourself! So what's the solution? Simple, sleep on your back to avoid wrinkles

If you think you too are guilty of these three surprising daily habits that are aging your skin, it is high time to turn around and change. So while, wrinkles may be a sign of wisdom, no one wants to look old in the mirror.