Factors Affecting Your Skin
Some lifestyle choices and ecological factors can affect how your skin behaves.
Even though your skin type is basically constant throughout your life, some lifestyle choices and ecological factors can affect how your skin behaves.
1. Sleep: At least sleep 7-8 hours a night.
Benefits: Your skin rejuvenates itself by building new cells while you sleep.
2. Vitamin C: Eat vitamin C-rich foods and take some food supplements for extra cover.
Benefits: Vitamin C is a strong free-radical scavenger that’s known for its remedial and defensive benefits for sun and environmentally damaged skin.
3. Water: Drink at least 8-10 glasses of pure water per day.
Benefits: Better transmission and accelerated cell growth.
4. Exercise: Regularly exercise at least 30 mins daily.
Benefits: Moving around helps revitalize transmission and speeds blood flow to the surface of your skin. Exercise can ease stress.
5. Stress: Relax your mind by exercising your body. Particularly unclench your facial muscles.
Benefits: Relieving stress can mean preventing blemishes, skin complaint, color loss and under-eye circles. One more thing your mother was correct: Habitually tense facial expressions can form permanent lines.
6. The “no-no’s”: Your skin hates alcohol, tobacco and caffeine, and will show you by losing moisture or forming wrinkles that make you look older sooner. Avoid the no-no’s.
Benefits: You’ll look younger longer.
7. Natural aging: As we age our skin becomes drier and loses softness, which can cause wrinkles and fine lines.
How to control: Use a specially formulated age-defying moisturizer at night to feed and renew your skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine line.
8. Sun: It is the most harmful of all environmental factors. Continuous exposure damages and wrinkles your skin. Sun exposure is also a main cause of skin cancer.
How to control: Avoid long exposure and use a facial moisturizer with sunscreen every day. At night use a rejuvenation moisturizer to repair damage.
9. Low/high humidity: Low humidity robs your skin of vital moisture, while high humidity can make skin feel oily.
How to control: Feed your skin with a high-quality moisturizer to fight low humidity. In high humidity, that oily feeling isn’t moisture, you still require a moisturizer that will help protect skin from dryness.
10. Extreme temperatures: Both hot and cold temperatures with low humidity exhaust moisture from your skin and leave it tight and dry.
How to control: Feed skin with a good quality moisturizer. Use lukewarm, not hot or cold water to wash your face.
11. Wind: Strong wind, particularly with extreme temperatures and low humidity, can cause dry, flaky skin.
How to control: Re-hydrate with a good quality moisturizer.
12. Air pollution: Wind-borne dust, dirt, and smog can block pores and choke your skin.
How to control: Protect your skin with a high-quality moisturizer that forms a “barrier” between you and that nasty objects floating around you. Carefully cleanse and condition every night.