How to avoid skin damage from the pollutions?
Thanks to home office, we spend a lot of our time in our homes. But it can't be a normal thing to avoid being outside for fear of damaging your skin. Or maybe it's a wrong way of thinking, that we are safer inside than outside?
It may be logical, that our homes are really safe places. But You know, that the percentage of pollution in our houses can be 5x higher than outside? I know it's weird, but it is true!
Air Pollution - what is this?Air pollution is one of the most health-threatening factors. It causes many respiratory or cardiovascular diseases, but does it affect the functioning of our skin? Yes! And it is really dangerous. What kind of pollution affects our skin the most? The most dangerous are vehicle emissions and cigarette smoke.
What are the worst ingredients in these pollutants? Nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide and carbon monoxide, which are inside vehicle emissions and cigarette smoke.
How does air pollution affect the skin?First of all - they cause premature aging! If age isn't enough, pollutions bring You more wrinkles and facial lines. Because of air pollution, skin gets more irritated, have more acne and the skin barrier is damaged. Air pollutants can also affect the skin cells! What symptoms are visible on the skin? Eczema, which is caused by damaged skin barrier. Rosacea, because of extra blood vessels, which are responsible for redness and irritations. You can also see acne, caused by more sebum secretion and hyperpigmentation caused by excessive activity of melanocytes. But there are a lot of damages, which are not visible at first sight, which is: decrease of antioxidants in the skin, and the ability to fight free radicals and reducing skin moisture.
How to avoid the damages caused by air pollution? Let's talk about skincare!First of all - pay attention to Your cleaning supplies. Clean filters in your cleaning devices, vacuum and change Your sheets regularly. Remember to air the house every morning, one minute after waking up, open the window and let some fresh air in. Try to choose natural ingredients in cleaning products and avoid scented products for household.
Remember to protect your skin
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