Posted on

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ANTI-AGING AND ANTI-POLLUTION

Woman checking face

While you may think that anti-aging is your biggest concern, you should also be taking into account the link between aging and pollution. Pollution particles wreak havoc on the skin, speeding up cellular aging and causing hyperpigmentation, so in order to tackle your aging issues, you also need to minimize the harmful effects that pollution is having on your skin.

The Skin’s Protective Barrier

The very external layer of skin is a protective barrier, that keeps impurities out while retaining moisture and nutrients. As the body ages, this barrier begins to weaken, and this is exactly the same effect that pollution has on the skin. The free radicals found in pollution not only damage this protective barrier, but also skin cells, cellular structures, and even DNA. This can then lead to a whole array of issues, with the most common being dehydration, due to the fact that your skin’s damaged barrier is not able to retain sufficient moisture. Inflammation is another common result of pollution, as well as of aging, and this is due to the oxidative stress that free radicals cause.

Antioxidants

Antioxidants are known to have some incredible effects, from strengthening the skin’s barrier to healing damaged cells. When it comes to strengthening this barrier, vitamin E is one of the most effective antioxidants out there, protecting your skin from the environment, while vitamin C also brings with it many benefits, with one of them being its vital role in the production of collagen. While skin care products containing these vitamins will definitely bring about some improvements, it is important to also boost your skin’s antioxidant levels from within, by incorporating plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables, seeds and nuts into your diet. This will go a long way when it comes to countering the effects of both aging as well as pollution.

Cleansing, Toning and Moisturizing

While cleansing, toning and mositurizing is beneficial for just about everyone, this becomes crucial if you are trying to find a way to protect your skin from both aging and pollution. Cleansing every evening will ensure that you clear away any solid pollution particles that have settled onto your skin, preventing them from burrowing in and causing irritation. While toning is optional, this will ensure that any particles left behind by the cleanser have been well and truly removed, while a layer of moisturizer afterwards will give your skin some added protection from environmental stressors.

While each of these steps may help to protect your skin from both aging and pollution, it is important to remember that consistency is key. In order to experience maximum benefits, you need to be bestowing this level of care upon your skin, from a fresh, varied diet to a dedicated cleansing routine, each and every day.

Posted on

ENVIRONMENTAL AGERS THEME

Short-Haired Woman Touching Face

In order to really be able to slow down the aging process, you need to first get to know some of its intricacies. If you think that truly “Understanding the Skin’s Aging Process” is difficult, think again, as OROGOLD Deep Peeling has laid it all out for you in a way that is simple and easy to comprehend.

Even if you take the best possible care of your skin that you can, you still have to deal with all of the unexpected aging triggers that your skin has to deal with each and every day. From artificial heating to high stress levels, OROGOLD.com has rounded up some of the most common but “Surprising Everyday Aging Triggers”, so that you can be aware of all of these extra factors that have an impact on how your skin ages.

Wrinkles are usually one of the most oft-dreaded parts of aging, but in order to really prevent them, you need to first learn about the many different factors that cause them. How to Use OROGOLD has rounded up a few “Lifestyle and Environmental Factors that May Lead to Wrinkles”, so that you can ensure that your skin is protected from each and every one of them.

When it comes to environmental agers, pollution and stress are usually at the top of the list, and can have a massively detrimental effect on your skin. OROGOLD Reviews will be taking a closer look at the links between “Pollution, Stress & Your Skin”, helping you to understand exactly how they are all connected.

Aging is a part of life that just about everybody dreads, but there comes a point when you need to stop trying to fight the inevitable. OROGOLD School will be discussing the ways in which you can “Embrace Your Aging Gracefully”, encouraging you to take pride in your skin and appearance no matter what age you may currently be at.

Posted on

AFFECTS OF CITY LIFE ON SKIN

Bird's Eye View of City at Night

City life can be extremely exciting – after all the fast paced action, the countless things to do, the excitement and the everyday chaos is impossible to replicate. However, living in the city does have its own problems as well. You might think of a number of issues related to city life, but have you ever thought of how city life affects your skin?  Haven’t you found that you have puffy eyes and dull looking skin after that stressful day at work? Well, that’s just one of the side effects of city life. Living in the city is likely to subject you to a number of problems that can affect your skin – problems such as dirt, stress, pollution, etc. This can lead to dry patches, sensitive skin, blemishes, premature aging and redness. Here are some of the major factors that you need to look out for.

 

Biological Clocks Tick Faster

According to a study, birds living in the city have a faster reproductive clock than those living in the country. One of the main reasons for this problem is light pollution. Even the tiniest amount of light can reduce the Melatonin body, an extremely important antioxidant in the human body. The reduction in Melatonin leads to an increase in free radicals which in turn makes one age faster. The fact that LED screens make the body go off-sync has already been proven. However, how the tiny lights seeping in through those blinds affects your skin and your health is still a relatively new concept.

 

Lack of Sleep

City life can take a toll on your sleep, even if you’re not into late night parties. The daily stress and higher coffee intake along with the occasional late nights all impact your sleeping patterns. The human body produces growth hormones at night which helps it to repair and renew the cells. The body also produces collagen and keratin when it is asleep. Both of these compounds are extremely important to give the body a firm and youthful look.

 

The City Water

The water found in the cities can lead to a number of skin issues. Most cities have “hard” water. This implies that the water found in the cities has high levels of mineral salts such as magnesium and calcium. These salts can reduce the moisture levels of your skin and increase the likeliness of skin issues such as eczema and psoriasis.

 

The Excessive Stress

Living in the city is extremely hectic and stressful. Whether it’s the traffic, your work or just life itself – everything is always fast paced and stressful. When you become stressed, your body begins to produce higher amounts of a hormone named cortisol. Cortisol can end up throwing your entire body out of balance and make your skin begin to look dull and tired. Moreover, the skin also becomes prone to damage and also becomes prone to premature aging.

 

The High Pollution Levels

The air pollution levels in the city are always known to be much higher. Pollution can lead to a number of skin care issues because of the free radicals that it contains. Some of the most common problems associated with pollution include premature aging, loss of elasticity, redness, skin imbalance, reduction in moisture level and irritation.

 

The Fluctuating Temperature

City life also means extreme temperatures – the direct blast of central heating systems in the winters and air conditioners in the summers. Both are known to attack your immune system and dry out your skin.