As the weather goes through changes, so does the human body. When temperatures drop, many people report experiencing an unexpected and unpleasant change in their skin. It is common to develop itchy or dry skin during the frigid winter months. The hallmark symptoms of this condition include chapped lips, cracked hands, and tightness. While dry skin can be uncomfortable and bothersome, there are numerous steps to take that can alleviate and prevent uncomfortable, dull winter skin.
As people age, the body goes through a number of changes. For example, cells turnover at a diminished rate, as we grow older. Every 28 days, the skin naturally sheds dead cells and replaces them with younger cells. But as the body matures, this renewal process slows down, and new cells begin to regenerate less often. These circumstances allow old, dead skin to remain on the skin for a longer period of time. Once individuals reach the age of 40, the body’s collagen production begins to dwindle, which engenders lines, dullness, and wrinkles. Moreover, decades of exposure to taxing environmental factors like pollution, harsh weather conditions, and prolonged sun exposure is detrimental to one’s skin. While delaying the aging process is an impossible feat, small lifestyle adjustments can make a big difference when it comes to preserving and improving the look and feel of skin. Dermatologists provide 10 easy ways to erase signs of aging and help forge radiant, healthy, youthful skin.
The sun’s UV rays can be harmful to our skin in many ways. Not only can they cause skin cancer, UV rays can also cause premature aging, macular degeneration (blindness) and immuno suppression (weakening of the body so that it cannot protect itself). Protecting our skin from the harmful rays can prevent most skin cancers according to the most recent research. By providing protection for our skin we reduce the risk of developing skin cancer. There are several practices that are recommended by the American Academy of Dermatology.