5 Factors That Cause Unhealthy Skin
January 26th, 2011
Obtaining a nearly flawless complexion can be had by anyone if your skincare problems are properly identified and addressed.
The health and condition of your skin, not your age, play a big role in how it responds to a skincare routine or treatment.
Therefore eliminating the following five damaging factors that cause unhealthy skin can transform your skin and actually give you a healthier complexion than you did when you were younger.
The 5 Vices Of Unhealthy Skin
Dehydration: Drinking water is the best way to keep your skin hydrated. When the body is lacking water, the organs become dehydrated too, adding stress to the entire body and negatively affecting your skin. The body lacks the ability to flush waste and toxins or carry nutrients.
Dehydrated skin looks older, the overall skin color will be flat and the skin will feel dry and inflexible.
Lack of exercise: Exercise is essential to the health of your skin as it stimulates the lymphatic system, which de-puffs your problem areas.
Proper blood flow is essential for a healthy glow and to fuel the cells so they can function at their best, repairing skin or to keep it healthy.
Smoking: Smoking is extremely damaging to the skin since it depletes the body of vitamin C and accelerates the rate at which collagen and elastin are broken down. Additionally the chemicals in cigarettes suck the moisture out of the skin, making it look and feel dry.
Diet: The digestive system and skin have a reciprocal effect on each other. Eating certain foods that the body cannot easily digest will cause the body to become overworked- making you feel sluggish and bloated. The skin then does not get proper vitamins and minerals to look vibrant and youthful.
Sun: Although last on the list, this is my number one top skin offender. Regardless of the season, even winter, you must use sun protection. Repeated sun exposure depletes collagen and elastin, making the skin lose elasticity and thickness, all leading to wrinkles and leathery complexion.
Skin is a functioning organ and less than ideal conditions can arise from a lack of or too much of the five conditions above. Regulating them can bring you closer to the near perfect skin you already have.
As always I look forward to seeing you at Joanna Vargas, Skin Care Sanctuary in New York City to continue helping you achieve the perfect skin for you. Call NOW for your appointments 212/949.2350.
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