Protect your skin from environmental pollution

Air pollution causes a lot of damage to the skin. Exposure to polluted air of a long-term, repetitive nature will cause skin aging, inflammatory pathologies such as psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, urticaria, allergic contact dermatitis, hair follicle inflammation, acne and more seriously can cause skin cancer.

Air pollution in large cities is mainly caused by smog, emissions such as NO2, CO,SO2, forming fine dust (liquid or solid form) of microscopic size, only 1/40th of a grain of sand. Air pollution is very harmful to health. In particular, in dermatological pathologies, air pollution can cause the onset or worsening of some diseases such as allergic contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, acne, urticaria, skin aging, cheek waxing, tanned skin. Air pollution also makes some skin diseases less responsive to treatment and more likely to recur, prolonged, harder to treat.

Experts say that air pollution not only directly impacts, breaking down the skin’s protective barrier but also causing disease as a direct factor. The fine, ultrafine dust also interacts with solar radiation (UV rays) to cause rapid skin aging, skin damage, even skin cancer through the impact on skin components such as horn cells, fibroblasts, melanoma cells.

With two mechanisms affecting the skin, it is understandable that many people have suffered from dermatological diseases in recent times. In particular, the most affected subjects will be those with damaged skin protection barriers such as having inflammatory skin muscles, which can be seen at any age, from young children under 6 months to the elderly. People with allergy sensitivity, atopic contact dermatitis available such as allergic contact dermatitis caused by cosmetics, improper application of the drug; patients with caviar, cystitis; people who often have to work outdoors, in the sun or in smog environments, not fully protected labor will also be affected.

It is necessary to apply sunscreen and wear a mask to protect the skin.

Protect your skin from environmental impacts.

Sun protection when outdoors: Ultraviolet rays present in the sun not only make the skin darken, sunburn but also cause aging even skin cancer. To combat ULTRAVIOLET rays, when outdoors, it is necessary to apply a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher and a broad spectrum against both UVA and UVB rays. If there is a bath or swimming pool, choose a cream that is more water resistant. Repeat every 2 hours if exposed to a lot of sunlight.

Wear a mask, wear long-sleeved clothes when going outdoors: The mask chooses a thick, cotton fabric. If it is sunny, it is necessary to choose dark fabrics (black, black blue, brown, purple) because these colors are more uv resistant than light colors. Washing your face is considered one of the most basic and important skin care methods. Washing the face with a gentle cleanser, suitable for the characteristics of each skin type will help remove dirt, scum, makeup powder on the face to let the pores be ventilated, reducing the risk of clogged pores.

It is recommended to wash your face at least 2 times a day in the morning and evening before going to bed, in addition, the ideal time to wash your face is after removing makeup, after going out, when the skin of the face sweats a lot, when there is a feeling of greasiness …

Exposed to a lot of polluted air, the skin will quickly age. Therefore, the skin needs to be moisturized to stay healthy, smooth and fresh for a long time.

Some effective moisturizing methods for the skin are to pat water directly on the face, drink enough water the body needs about 8-10 glasses of water per day, prioritize colorful vegetables and apply moisturizer to the skin every day, ideally after bathing or after waxing for the skin.

In addition, it is necessary to enhance the addition of micronutrients, such as vitamins A, B, C, D, E … These are essential types of micronutrients for the skin. It is also actively involved in skin cell regeneration and fights oxidation, the process of skin aging in the body. Especially, microorganisms are called “weapons” capable of purifying and detoxifying the skin

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