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18 Things That Affect Your Skin
There are any number of things that affect your skin, some negatively and some positively. Without a doubt, the negatives probably outnumber the positive. The only way you can make sure to stay away from such affects is by learning to recognize them. In the long run, keeping yourself informed can keep you save from skin diseases and conditions.
Ant Bites and Acne Rosacea
First of all, we are going to discuss some things which will negatively affect your skin. Most of us know a lot of these. Unfortunately, some of them probably come as a surprise. You hear a lot about acne rosacea, for instance, but teen dramas like 90210 and the OC never really dealt with things like ant bites. However, both things can have a negative impact on your skin.
Skin Disease and Skin Burns
Skin diseases can be caused by such things as a high UV index and even some skin burns. Both of these are things which can do serious damage to your skin. Concerning UV rays, you really need to have sun screen on when you go outside – no matter what, and even in the winter time. It sounds crazy, sure, but there really isn’t an ozone layer playing interception anymore. Naturally, you should also stay away from tanning beds and UV lamps, two more things which can damage your skin. If you absolutely have to have a tan, honey, just spray it on!
Smoking, Alcohol, Wrinkles, Dark Circles under Your Eyes and Rashes
There is no question that smoking affects skin too. If you drink a lot of alcohol, it can have a negative impact as well. Both acts can lead to wrinkles and dark circles under the eyes. If you have acne rosacea or standard acne, then smoking and drinking can also exacerbate the skin condition. Of course, acne rosacea is only one type of skin condition – and remember, conditions are much different from skin diseases. However, both can cause serious skin redness and even skin rash. In fact, rosacea can look quite a bit like a skin rash. Still, your face is not the only place that a skin rash can show up.
High UV Indexes, Sweating, and Age Spots
A high UV index can lead to dark circles under the eyes and wrinkles as well, not to mention a loss of elasticity, sagging skin, and a leathery looking complexion. In fact, a high UV index can also lead to instances of extreme skin sweating, which can in turn lead to dry, scaly skin, plus there are also age spots to consider. You also have to contend with skin burns. Smoking affects skin in a way that dries it out; skin burns do the same thing. That is why it is important to wear sun screen when you go out – to prevent even the smallest risk of skin burns.
Freckles, Facial Warts, Moles, and Scars
Now, naturally, there are some more important things to worry about that the superficial problems caused by dark circles under the eyes and the manifestations of how smoking affects skin. Other negative skin problems include things like freckles, facial warts, moles, surgical scars, and a number of other problems.
Whiteheads, Blackheads, and Zits
Facial warts in particular can be embarrassing and devastating. After all, they aren’t like whiteheads and blackheads. You can’t make them go away by cleaning your skin, like you can with pimples or an excess of oil. Like moles, facial warts need to be watched very closely.
The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.
|Skin Secrets3 Jul 2009|