Factors That Affect Your Skin
Exposure to sun
Sun is an enemy to the skin. Ultraviolet rays damages the collagen fibers, making the dermis layer thinner and less elastic and depletes moisture from the skin. The rays make the skin rough and cause brown spots over the skin named as pigmentation.
Sun exposure leads to various skin diseases like sun burns, pigmentation, freckles, tanning, etc. to control this problem you can use sun block on the exposure parts of the body and can wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from cataract.
We all know that high level of chemicals is present in the air. Pores get blocked due to dust resulting in acne and spots. These pollutants are skin irritants causing problems like acne, rashes, sensitivity or may be dehydration of the skin.
This may be due to lack of diet, deficiency in body or hormonal imbalance like menopause, puberty, pregnancy. To cure the problem take a healthy diet and intake of supplements like protein, iron or may be multi vitamin dosage. Falling level of hormones leads to dry and dull skin whereas high level of hormones leads to pigmentation and falling oestrogen results in open pores, increased facial hair and oil production.
You need to take care of toxins, industrial pollutants or any other irritant in your environment to protect your skin. You can control your exposure mainly in industrial area. Wear dry cleaned clothes to avoid skin irritations and use soothing cleansers to offset toxins.
Minimum 7-8 hours of sleep is required normally for an individual otherwise it will affect your skin. Insomnia is a general problem in many people; it leads to change in color and texture of the skin. The solution for the problem is you can avoid watching television before going to sleep.
Illness or medication
Mainly cancer is the disease that affects the skin. It initially starts from the skin and after that spread all over the body. In this type of problem you should consult a skin specialist along with the treatment.
Eating habits and physical fitness
We need to take a balance diet and at least 8 glasses of water per day to have healthy skin. Bad nutrition will lead to dehydration, malnutrition, hair and nail loss and increased susceptibility of infections in the skin. Check your BMI (body mass index) which is interlinked to your age, height and weight. Eat green and orange vegetables as they work as antioxidant. Avoid packed and fast food. Exercise helps to revive circulation and speeds blood flow to the surface of skin.
You can do some exercise, meditation, yoga and most importantly laugh as much as you can to keep your skin healthy. Breathe deeply to avoid anxiety and stress. This also affects the internal functioning and upsets the balance of the body which reflects on the skin. It can lead to under eye dark circles also.
Change of weather generally leads to humidity. To protect your skin you should drink plenty of water first of all and secondly clean your skin in regular intervals. In the cold and dry winter months loss of moisture has been noticed even on oily skin. And thus dry skin becomes dehydrated and leads to sensitivity making it flaky, tight and rough.
With age our skin also grows older and thinner. Enlargement of pores and deepening of lines and often it leads to broken capillaries on the cheeks and nose. Therefore it can be easily damaged and can not deal easily with infections. It may get reacted to various cosmetics or any other product.
Smoking and alcohol
As smoking and excess of alcohol makes our skin dry. Smoking leads to premature ageing due to damage of collagen fibers making the skin color dark. Which is main cause of wrinkles especially around the mouth and also it strains the skin.
And alcohol depletes vitamins from the body which are an essential part to for a healthy and glowing skin. Due to excess alcohol intake a permanent network of reddish capillaries starts appearing around cheeks and nose.