Common causes of skin Damage

By Kangpe Healthcare Services
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The skin is the outer covering of the body, it plays a vital role in protecting the body.
It is what everyone sees, this makes taking good care of your skin a good deal.

Facial lines, age spots, wrinkles, and redness are some common forms of skin damage.
Daily hits from sun rays, toxic chemicals, and a poor diet lead to skin damages.

Our skin ages naturally just like every other part of our body, there are however several things that can speed up this process.

Below are 5 common causes of skin damage you should avoid


Dehydration

Constantly being dehydrated causes the skin to start drying out. For healthy skin cells that function properly, you should drink at least eight glasses of water a day.

Many people often report that by increasing their water intake, their skin has a more radiant glow. Those who suffer from acne have reported the same results.


Sun exposure

Exposure to intense sun ray is the biggest cause of skin damage. The Ultraviolet rays of sunlight are known to cause a gradual breakdown of the various components of the skin such as elastin and collagen.

The damage of sunlight ranges from age spots, wrinkles and in extreme cases skin cancer.

Dermatologist advice avoiding the sun when the rays are intense, using sunscreen and wearing protective wears such as hats.


Frowning

As we age our skin loses its flexibility; it loses its ability to snap back in place after you make facial expressions like when you were younger.

This means if you consistently frown, your skin is more likely to show wrinkles even when you are not frowning.

While it's healthy to frown to show displeasure, you should get rid of habitually frowning when thinking.
You may also consider using over-the-counter wrinkle creams to reduce wrinkles as you age.



Chemical Irritants

The skin is a porous organ, its pores can easily absorb fluids. Some chemicals found in cleaning like laundry detergents can cause skin irritation.

Chemicals like ammonia and bleaching agents are well-known irritants.

You can protect yourself from these irritants by basically avoiding contact by wearing gloves or identifying the active irritant and switching.


Smoking cigarettes

It is a known fact that a cigarette smoker’s skin isn’t as a healthy as the average non-smoker.

Smoking causes the blood vessels to become narrow; this reduces a number of nutrients and oxygen that gets to the skin.

This causes it to lose elasticity and easily form wrinkles.

Wrinkles usually appear in smokers from the mid-twenties. Quitting reduce the accelerated aging.
Consult a doctor on Kangpe, if you have trouble quitting smoking today.


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Published Wednesday, August 9th 2017

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