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Environmental Skin Stressors Explained

Which Environmental Stressors Affect Your Skin?

Pop quiz: What is the main barrier that protects your body against harsh environmental stressors? If you said your skin then you are correct, which is why it is important to know which environmental stressors have your skin screaming for help! 

Environmental stressors leave your skin vulnerable, but they are also an annoying, unavoidable part of life. Let’s chat and get educated on what stressors are negatively impacting your skin the most, so that you can start protecting and showing some love to it.


Air Pollution

Over exposure of your skin to air pollutants is extremely harmful. Air pollution is a source of free radical damage, leading to premature skin aging and inflammatory skin conditions. In extreme cases it can even cause skin cancer. When pollutants come in contact with your skin, they don’t just sit on the surface. There are tiny particles that are able to seep into the deeper skin layers, causing inflammation and dehydration, as well as a loss of elasticity and collagen. 


UV Rays

UV rays are one of the top causes of premature aging. It’s important to know the difference between UVA and UVB rays, and how they affect the skin differently. UVA rays penetrate the deepest into the skin. They are present all year round, leading to premature aging and wrinkles. On the other hand, UVB rays do not penetrate as deep into the skin, but they are just as unforgivable. They cause more direct tissue damage, leading to sunburns and sunspots, which damages the top layer of skin. Keep in mind that both types of UV rays are damaging to your skin cell’s DNA. The altered or damaged DNA is what can lead to skin cell mutations, which is the cause of skin cancer.


Harsh Weather

The changes in weather can be super tough on your skin and can alter its elasticity, texture, and color. When the temperature rises during the spring and summer months, your skin complexion can change from normal to oily. This excess amount of oil can leave your skin more prone to breakouts. Warmer months also mean more sun exposure, leading to uneven skin tones and discoloration. 

The drop in temperature and low humidity during the fall and winter months, completely strips your skin of the moisture it needs. As a result of the harsh weather, your skin can become dry, flaky, and extremely irritated.


Help Replenish Environmentally Stressed Skin

  • Antioxidants are like superheroes for your skin. They will defend and protect your skin from the effects of free radicals and UV rays, while stimulating natural collagen production and reducing the risk of premature aging.
  • Use gentle cleansers that will not disrupt your skin’s natural barrier function, leaving it more susceptible to environmental stressors. A gentle or natural cleanser won’t strip your skin of its natural oils and will help keep moisture in your skin.
  • SPF. This should be your best friend year round. Apply daily to help protect your skin from the damage of UV rays and to help decrease the signs of aging.

You can’t control the environmental stressors impacting your skin, but you can control the way you treat it. Pay attention to what your skin is telling you and adjust your skincare routine to what it needs. Help get your skin the stress relief it deserves!


Private Label Products to Fight Environmental Stressors

The Glowing Face Mist is made specifically for the face, and is enriched with many antioxidant-rich oils to help protect skin from harsh environmental aggressors, while deeply hydrating and smoothing skin. This facial mist adds a touch of glow to your complexion for healthy looking, radiant skin. Try a sample of the  Glowing Face Mist at privatelabeltan.com and sell as your own custom branded formula.




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