Skin is the largest organ of our body and a delicate system covering and protecting the other internal organs. It is essential that our skin should be healthy, strong and has a younger appearance. “The younger looking appearance” is not actually concerned with your age or it is not mentioned for an external looking purpose only.
Devoid age, it is possible to maintain a healthy and younger looking skin with the basic understanding of what your skin type is? What are the common factors that can affect skin and finally analyzing the kind of care that can be given to skin?
If your skin has to be healthy and young, that is not a big deal or requires a much of a cosmetics, but only a few natural things to be followed and maintained. Those are a consumption of adequate quantity of water, a simple exfoliation at least twice a week, maintaining a healthy diet, regular exercise, maintaining the skin hydrated, avoiding products that can be harsh to skin and finally avoiding much exposure to sun rays.
We will discuss in detail about the top factors that can possibly cause skin damages or affects a skin from its stable natural state.
Many of the environmental issues that we face today affect our health as well as skin. Air and water pollution are the two major problems that affects the skin at a larger rate. The tiny dirts or residues in the air get inhaled on skin pores.
The blockage of skin pores leads to many of the common skin issues like acne, blemishes and black heads.
Pollution also promotes free radical that destroys collagen production which interferes with skin’s even texture and good flexibility.
2. Hormonal changes
Internal causes are things inside body that disturb skin’s stable condition and originality. Hormonal changes causes hyper pigmentation of skin (darkening of skin). Hormonal changes arise as a result of pregnancy changes, menstrual cycle changes or over exposure to harmful sunrays. These hormonal changes results in common skin problem known as melasma and solar lentigines.
3. Genetic Disorders
Genetic Disorders are inherited from their family circle or ancestors and the consequence includes skin being prone to acne or breakouts or oily or dryness etc. Such inherited disorders are in their genes and they need a special care for their skin.
4.Lack of adequate nutrition to skin cells
Skin needs nutrition, proteins, minerals, moisture and anti-oxidants for its nourishment, renewal, and rejuvenation. We fail to understand that most of these can be obtained from fruits, and vegetables that are always accessible.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle helps prevent tired, sagging, and dry skin.
These are the primary signs of an aging sign. Appearance of dark circles, dark spots, wrinkles and flaky skin are to be taken care at once. There are also plant based 100 % natural skincare products available that can supplement anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals to skin for their nourishment.
Although early morning sun rays are good for your body, the sun rays from 10.00 AM to 3.00 PM are said to be harmful to skin. Frequent exposure to harmful sun rays causes free radical development; these free radicals cause a chain reaction that brings forth skin irritation, redness and burning sensation.
Continuous exposure to harmful UV rays of sun, can utmost lead to skin cancer. Hence it is always good to use a sunscreen with higher SPF while going out on a sunny day.
6. Growing cosmetics world
Growing cosmetics world is influencing the more use of modern cosmetics products and there are an ocean of skincare brands and products available. The only thing insisted is that we can’t always go for a frequent change of products and which itself may affect the skin’s originality.
The skin is so fragile and it much needs a natural based or organic based product which doesn’t have a side effect or cause inflammation.
7.Lack of water intake
Water sounds so simple and surprisingly the benefits of water for your skin are endless and amazing. A minimum of eight glasses of water a day should be consumed. A good intake of water removes toxins from body and skin and flushes them out. Water maintains a clear skin and there is a visible improvement in brightness and radiance of the skin.
Additionally washing your face with water keeps skin get rid of unwanted dirts and keeps face refreshed.
8. Unhealthy diet – Consumption of junk/fast food
You may wonder even consumption of junk/fast food does have an impact of skin. The answer is yes, it does. Smoking and alcohol also has worse effect on skin.
Unhealthy diet also leads to unclear skin, acne problems, pimples and so on, skin friendly foods like omega rich food items improves skin whereas unhealthy food habits reduces skin elasticity and moistures level.
9. Natural way of nurturing face is forgotten
As with great advancement in skincare industry, we have nearly forgotten natural ways of taking care of the skin. We do find professional SPAs and branded beauty parlor that does various facials, hair care treatments, pedicure, manicure, cleansing, exfoliation, skin treatments and professional hair styling. Rather than seeking only these for skincare, we can always nurture skin to the best using naturally available foods.
Papaya is a good skin exfoliator, milk is a powerful cleanser, turmeric improves skin brightness and shine, potato peels is great for dark circles, honey and olive oil are a good moisturizer and Coconut oil and Sandal has anti-inflammatory properties (protects skin from irritation, redness and burns).
10. Massive use of chemicals
Understanding the nature of skincare product or a cosmetic before usage is highly recommended. What are its possible side effects or checking for any allergic reaction by testing it on hands before using it on face is essential. The skincare products suits for what skin type and having a glance at its ingredients list is necessary.
Even if most skincare products are mild and safe are for usage, the chemicals used may deteriorate the skin’s stable and original state.
These are very basic factors affecting the skin and there may be various other factors that can affect your skin health; all we can do is to understand your skin deep and its response to climatic changes and its reaction to skincare products and care accordingly.