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5 Environmental Factors That Take a Toll on Your Skin

From acne and premature aging to eczema and dryness, many of the things that happen to our skin are related to environmental factors. Although you could be genetically predisposed to having certain skin conditions, these conditions can become worse, all thanks to environmental factors, some which you can control, and others which you can’t.

Nutrition can impact the way your skin looks

Nutrition can impact the way your skin looks.

Nutrition

Surely, you’ve heard that you are what you eat, and yes, it is true. Your skin will show a reflection of your body health. By keeping your inside healthy through a balanced diet, your “outside” will match. This means that if your diet is lacking nutrition, your skin will show it. Luckily, this an one of the environmental factors you can control. You want to make sure you’re including enough of the right foods and less of the “not-so-great” ones. Choosing foods that are high in nutritional value is the best way to go. Consult with a dietitian on what works best for you.

Stress

These days, who isn’t stressed? Life is pretty hectic and even when we’re not looking, our body is building up tension and stress as a response to many day-to-day situations. Stress promotes a chemical reaction which makes the skin more sensitive and reactive. Did you know stress can even delay the body’s natural healing processes? It also can cause your sebaceous glands to produce more oil, which leads to acne and other skin problems.

Weather Changes

Skin doesn’t deal well with drastic temperature changes. Extreme weather can cause or worsen certain conditions. Winter comes with low humidity which ends up drying out the skin and warm weather can promote oil secretion.

Overexposing to the sun can lead to premature aging

Overexposing to the sun can lead to premature aging.

Air Pollution

Rashes, eczema, and dryness are some of the skin conditions that come from air pollution. All the pollutants are out there and they get caught on the outer layer of the skin and start showing changes.

Sun Exposure

Excessive sun exposure leads to premature aging, freckles and more. If you like tanning, it is preferable that you go for alternative options like spray tanning.

 

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