Environmental factors

Environmental factors and free radicals. Together we can defeat all these and have a more healthier skin

Environmental factors and free radicals: Major contributors to causes of wrinkles

Every day when we go about our daily activities we are often exposed to the various causes of face and skin wrinkles. The environmental factors like pollutants and UV rays that form free radicals in our bodies. Free radicals are unstable oxygen molecules that are missing an electron. Because free radicals have only one electron, they scavenge them from other molecules, causing a chain reaction. This fight between free radicals damages cell functions and, more importantly, activate the metalloproteinase that break down collagen. While minimizing exposure to UV rays helps, it’s nearly impossible to avoid free radicals altogether since most of us are exposed to pollution and toxins on a daily basis. But antioxidants like Vitamin C and Vitamin E, which are nature’s warriors against free radicals, can counteract their effects. Eating foods that are rich in antioxidants and using antioxidant infused skin care product scan help fight the impact of environmental aging on the skin.

Environmental factors and free radicals: Smoking

If there is anything you must avoid by all means is smoking cigarettes. Cigarette smoking is very hazardous to your health on many ways. Just a preview of the effects, besides all the side effects you’ve already heard about it, cigarettes contain over 400 types of toxins that trigger biochemical changes in the body which quicken and increase aging. This is well elaborated in various research findings which show that an average smoker of ten sticks daily for ten years will stand a greater chance of developing deep wrinkles and leathery skin than nonsmokers. It is worth noting that even a little smoking will immensely damage your health. Therefore the best you can do for your self is to quit smoking for the well-being of the health of your skin. We appreciate that smoking is very addictive and quitting will not be easy that is why doctor Dalal Akoury is not just a skin care professional but also a substance abuse control experts. When you schedule for a meeting with her, you will be killing several birds with just a single stone. Go ahead and get your life back from this great professional.

Environmental factors and free radicals: Repetitive facial patterns

A lifetime of making the same facial expressions over and over again can cause lines and wrinkles. Each time you use a facial muscle, a groove forms beneath the surface of the skin. For example, repetitive squinting causes frowning lines on the forehead and crow’s feet around the eyes. As the skin ages and elastin decreases, the skin stops “springing” back to its original, line-free state, and the grooves that were once below the skin become fine lines and wrinkles on the surface of the skin. To minimize wrinkles caused by squinting, wear sunglasses or a hat whenever you’re outside during the day. And be sure to minimize stress which causes frown lines–whenever possible to help prevent your facial expressions from becoming permanent lines and wrinkles.

Environmental factors and free radicals: Major contributors to causes of wrinkles