A Skin For Life.

The Best Skin Care That Works.

     The average human adult possesses about 9 pounds of skin on the body or roughly 21 square feet of skin in size. As we age, our skin will have increased chances to develop diseases caused by deterioration. Skin deterioration leads to wrinkles, sagging skin, aging spots, and can even lead to skin cancer.  Many factors that we can control, such as environmental exposures, dieting, and a variety of consumed drugs lead to accelerated deterioration of a person’s skin.

     The most common threat to skin in everyone’s life, regardless of your location, is Sun exposure. While a certain amount of Sun exposure can be healthy to your body by triggering Vitamin D Photosynthesis, too much Sun exposure to the skin can cause serious issues. When a person repeatedly sun baths for long periods of times they might think the golden tan that is produced is desirable, but they are increasing the chances of deteriorating collagen connective fibers when doing so. Collagen connective fibers provide cushioning and the elasticity across the under layers of your skin. As these fibers are destroyed, your skin will start sagging and more wrinkles will develop in the affected areas. To prevent Sun damaged skin, wearing light clothing that covers well, and is loose will help. When this is not available, a topical skin application that moisturizes and protects your skin can help reduce the potential damage caused from Sun exposure.

     An individual’s regular diet is another factor that can contribute to the quality of your skin. Drinking the recommended daily amount of water can increase the longevity of your skin by keeping sweat and oil glands healthy. When a person overheats, sweat glands trigger to produce a cooling effect of perspiration across the body. Once this reserve fluid runs out, the sweat and oil glands stop operation and increase risk of self-deterioration to maintain an internal level of water in the body for organ functionality. The damage to these glands can be permanent and reduce natural moisture to the skin that is designed for protection through the years of a human’s life. Circulatory system diseases related to bad eating habits can also contribute to weakening of the skin and inhibit its ability to heal.  The average adult’s skin carries approximately 11 miles worth of circulatory vessels. Some circulatory diseases related to bad dieting can cause complete breakdown of tissues that lead to open wounds, infections, and minor bleeding. Type 2 diabetes is one example of diseases that destroy skin tissues in this manner. Self-Managing a proper diet that promotes adequate hydration, and a healthy circulatory system should be practiced daily for prime skin conditions.

     One of the most obvious factors that can deteriorate your skins quality, is the introduction of drugs into the body. Many over the counter and prescriptions drugs, store deposits in the excess fat under the skin. While stored in the fat, some of these drugs can produce unwanted side effects such as swelling of the skin, bruises, rashes, and itchiness. This can be accompanied by a long spell of dry skin after the drug is no longer in your body due to break downs of nutrients that maintain healthy tissues. Smoking tobacco long term will also degenerate skin tissue at an accelerated rate. Facial wrinkles, graying of the skin, and slow healing are the most common effects to the epidermal tissues of a person who regularly smokes tobacco. Women who smoke tobacco are more susceptible to these effects than men who smoke. Natural alternatives to over the counter and prescription drugs for illnesses, should be investigated more often with the intent of eliminating side effects that deteriorate tissues. Smoking tobacco on the other hand is a personal habit that has many options for countering the addiction to nicotine.

     The common individual should understand what controlled measures are needed to prevent skin damage from environmental exposure, bad dieting, and consumed drugs. We only get one life to live, and it comes with one body to care for. As we age, we are the ultimate spectator of our skin’s beauty, and the bearer of repercussions from what we introduce our bodies to. In this unspoken race of time, do you want to grow old and look your best, or live your last year’s wishing you tried your best to do so?

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