Published On: Thu, Nov 29th, 2018

Do environmental factors damage your skin health?

How can you eradicate the damage that has a negative effect on your skin? Step 1 – understand the nature of your skin and what environmental factors cause it problems. When you notice that your skin experiences woes hit, you immediately make an appointment with the doctor. But what happens when you spend money on 60 lotions and creams and you cannot find a cure to the problem you are experiencing, or worse, the problem accentuates and your skin is more damaged than ever. Environmental factors can aggravate the issues a skin is experiencing because of its genetically predisposition.

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Caring our skin is kind of our concern, because environmental factors that affect its health are very real. Every person has their own vices, and if you want to maintain the health of your skin, then you should take a look at some of the factors that can have a negative impact on its state. Sometimes preventing yourself from getting involved in situations that can damage your skin is the only thing required to have a glowing complexion.

Stress is the greatest enemy of humans nowadays

Stress can easily transform into a skin problem. You may find it hard to believe that stress and emotions can have a strong impact on your skin, because it started to become part of people’s lives. How can you eliminate stress from your life? Well, it is simple, you have to avoid your job, your bills, your friends, your family, and life in general, because everything can cause you stress. As you can see, it is quite difficult to eliminate stress from your life, but you can learn to manage it, instead. If you do not learn to do it, the consequence is that it will damage the condition of your hair, nails and skin.

But, how does stress affect our skin?

Stress causes a chemical reaction in your body that has as result in a more sensitive and reactive skin. Stress not only that makes your skin more prone to health issues, but it makes the process of healing harder. When you are stressed out, your levels of cortisol and other hormones grow and as a consequence the sebaceous glands produce more oil. The persons who have oily skin are more prone to experiencing problems like acne. When you go through stressful periods, you may notice that you have eye bags, flushed face, thin hair, acne, hives, dry skin, fine lines and rashes.

Climate can drastically affect your skin

The planet has started to experience sudden temperature changes, and they do not seem to stop. Winters are too cold, summers are too hot, and the transition periods seem to no longer exist. Extreme temperatures can exacerbate existing skin issues. There are times when they are the cause of new skin problems, so it is crucial for you to understand if the weather influences your skin’s condition.

During winter, your skin is facing cold temperatures, accompanied by low humidity. These conditions strip the moisture from the skin and lead to dehydration. During the cold season, you will notice that your skin feels dry and itchy. Studies show that winter is the worst time of the year for the persons who have acne, because the condition worsens.

During winter, your body is exposed to high temperatures and your oil glands will produce more sebum. Your skin will feel uncomfortable, and it will have a shiny look. If you have acne, you will not feel comfortable at all during the hot days of summer. Also, sunrays highly worsen the symptoms of skin disease. Sometimes heat combined with humidity are the causes of fungal infections like impetigo.

Mold exposure can be the root of multiple skin problems

Mold exposure can lead to various health problems, but because this article is dedicated to skin sensitivity, we will focus on the effects it has on your skin. When you expose yourself to mold for a long period of time, you start experiencing symptoms, and in the majority of cases, these signs show up on your skin. You will start experiencing rashes, dermatitis, hives, and even acne. If you have never had these problems, and you have excluded other factors, then Mold Tech recommends performing a mold test, because spores can be hidden inside your house.

Mold is considered one of the main causes why people have skin irritations, because our skin is very sensitive, if it gets into contact by mold spores. In case you are the type of person who experiences multiple allergies, then you can expect to have a skin reaction if you touch this fungus. Sometimes mold exposure can lead to skin rashes or scaly and dry skin. You will recognize these symptoms, because you will notice on your skin areas that have a brownish or pinkish color. Often they are also itching.

In the majority of cases, if you do not have an allergic reaction to mold, these symptoms go away and come back periodically, and you may be confused, and not even consider this fungus as a factor.

Sun exposure is an immediate danger

The first symptom you will notice after you expose yourself to the sun for a long period of time is sunburn. Sunburn can lead to accelerated skin aging on the long term. Sun exposure is considered one of the most harmful environmental factors for your skin, because it can lead to pre-cancerous and cancerous skin lesions. It is also the cause for sallowness, benign tumors, freckles, mottled pigmentation, fire and coarse wrinkles, dilatation of small blood vessels under your skin and destruction of collagen and elastic tissues.

Studies show that the UV rays of the sun are the main factors that lead to skin cancer. Also, you should note that the UV light from tanning beds has the same effect on your skin, and it is highly recommended to protect yourself from both situations. During summertime, you expose yourself to this danger, and the best protection is to avoid sun damage when possible, and to always wear sunscreen.

What is the conclusion? The environmental factors can be quite dangerous for our skin’s health, and we are the only ones who can protect it.

Author: Cynthia Madison

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