Skin Threats

Invisible chemical pollutants in the environment can obstruct with your skin’s natural protection system. Studies show that pollution can actually cause reactions in the skin that restrain the way skin builds and repairs itself. Blemishes are mostly a result of clogged pores and are often due to dust and grime, including carbon monoxide from car exhaust, which depletes nutrients from the skin and leads to premature aging. While you can’t avoid these pores clogging enemies’ altogether, using the right skin care products and practices like exfoliants can help.

Seasons and Skin: Your skin is flexible and soft and absorbs the moisture from the air around us so is likely to look its best in wet and damp climates. Meanwhile, dry air will drain moisture from the skin, leaving behind skin that is coarse, flaky and stretched. With time, your skin adjusts to climate but in the meantime, moisturize and stay hydrated to help with the symptoms of dehydrated skin. 

Diet plays an important role in maintaining the health of the skin and should supply all the nutrients needed to build a healthy skin tone. By ingesting naturally effective ingredients and vitamins orally, in conjunction with the application of Caithy’s skincare products, your skin will be noticeably smoother, clearer, and soothed. How we feel inside could be disturbing how we look on the outside. In fact, studies link factors that impact our emotional well-being — such as stress, depression and anxiety — to an increase in skin problems. Let’s look at acne - when you are tense, your body releases stress hormones including cortisol, which may increase the skin’s oil production, making you prone to pimples so using detoxifying products will help.

Cigarette smoke contains more than 4000 pollutants many of which are captivated directly into the bloodstream and are taken right into the structure of your skin making it thinner and sallow in appearance. Smoking dries up the skin which, eventually leads to cracking and breaking and usually results in premature aging as it depletes nutrition and vitamins.  By employing products high in Vitamin C, you can replace some of the nutrients your skin may lose.

Sun: The rays of the sun are the most damaging environmental factor for our skin, both to all appearances and in relation to our general health. Sunburn or even a tan is a sign that our skin has been damaged, and this sun damage will start our skin on the cycle of premature aging.

Ultraviolet light from the sun breaks down collagen and elastin causing wrinkling and sagging. The sun’s rays also wreak havoc with skin texture and coloration making skin rough and over stimulating pigment cells, causing brown spots. To protect your skin, doctors recommend the daily use of a sunscreen or tinted moisturizer with an SPF 15 or higher.

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