The Environment and Your Skin
January 10, 2015 | Posted by highervis
Usually when I think of the environment I think of things like the quality of the air and water around me, the weather, and the people around me, my home, nutrition and daily routine. Most of these things go by on a daily basis in our environment and they really kind of sit in the background of my mind until something brings them to the forefront of my thoughts. If you are like me, I do not normally put it into the perspective of my long term health and skin wellness.
Now if take your body, and the largest organ in your body, your skin, there is really a direct correlation between the environment you put your skin in and the way your skin ages. There are many factors in our environment that cause a person’s skin to age in a manner that is not suitable to most of our likings. Our skin is under constant attack from poor conditions we experience in our environment, we have been fighting these conditions all of our lives, as we get older we need more firepower to fight of these environment produced toxins, but our body is not keeping up. That is the general reason that as we get older our age really starts to show the most in our skin.
Below we want to give you a list of some of the toxic environment conditions and things that we do not always do to keep our skin in tip top shape that we may face in our daily routines that really have a profound effect on our skin.
UVB Radiation & UVA Radiation
UVB is the radiation that generally affects the top layers of the skin and causes sunburn damage.
UVA, which penetrates the skin more deeply than UVB, has long been known to play a major part in skin aging and wrinkling (Photoaging).
Air and Water Pollution
Pollution can cause dryness, premature aging, dull skin, clogged pores, skin irritation, inflammation, and allergies. Once pollution makes your skin extra sensitive, it becomes more susceptible to the irritation and allergies he mentions.
Lack of Nutrition and Poor Nutrition
Eating foods with chemicals in them, high levels of fat and a diet low in fruits and vegetables means that you are not getting the proper nutrients, vitamins and minerals needed to support a healthy skin cycle
Not getting enough water in our system daily to support the health of the skin and the skin can become lax and dry and itchy. Water is the typical system for removing waste, toxins and free radicals out of the cells and this system can be compromised if hydration is not kept up.
Lack of Exercise
A sedentary lifestyle that does not allow the blood to circulate properly and get the proper amounts of oxygen to the layers of skin. Lack of proper blood flow through your skin can cause the cells not receive the nutrients, oxygen and waste removal needed
Smoking has a poor impact on the skin and can create bags under the eyes and premature aging and a susceptibility to psoriasis.
Stress can cause the body to react by producing chemicals and oils that can casue acne, eczema, hives, rosacea, psoriasis, and vitiligo (depigmented white spots on the skin),
Poor Sleep Patterns
Poor sleep patterns have a tendency to cause an inflammatory response that can show up as increased acne breakouts, increased skin sensitivity and at the same time cause an increase in the breakdown of collagen and hyaluronic acid. Lack of sleep can cause wrinkles, bags under the eyes and puffiness due to the body not being able to balance its hydration. At eh same time when we sleep this is the prime time for the body to make repairs and rebuild
Alcohol consumption can cause the skin to become flush, have red face due to enlarged blood vessels, create spider veins and cause hyperpigmentation around the eyes and mouth
Cold & Dry Weather
Winter wind and low humidity can create and cause skin problems to get worse. It is harder to keep moisture in our skin, keep our face from getting wind burns, keeping skin cracking and peeling in check. The wind and cold are harsh elements that keep the skin from performing at an optimal level.
Now the items listed above are on the short list of items that really have a profound effect on our skin and the way that our skin ages. Some of the things listed are in our control and some are not. Something we can control would be the amount of water we drink while we cannot control the body’s production of Growth Factors because as we age, our body slows down in its production of the vital Growth Factors that helps keep our skin young and vibrant. No one is expected to live a perfect life and at some point we have to have some fun and get some enjoyment out of the things we do. I don’t believe it is about making big and sudden changes to our lives that matter. To me it is about doing small things differently for a while that in the long term incorporate into big things. I did not get the way I ‘am today by large overnight changes, I got here by doing small things for a long time, good and bad habits. I’m sure you might feel the same way. So go ahead and drink a little more water throughout your day. Maybe get a Fitbit and walk a little more. Throw some extra vegetables in your salad or have an extra piece of fruit in the morning. Put your worries on your night stand and get a little extra sleep tonight. Incorporate world J Bio Serum Human Growth Factor Technology and ICG-9 Triplex into your daily skin care routine. Whatever it is, do it for you and do it to make yourself a little bit happier.
Always remember that you are loved and thought of, that we care about you and we want you to be happy with your skin.