The danger of Sun Exposure and Ultraviolet Exposure (UV-A and UV-B) has long been known. I have written about the importance of protection from the sun in numerous articles and reports both here and elsewhere. Even on cloudy days we must respect the power of the sun’s rays both in terms of cancer as well as premature aging of the skin.
However, our industrialized society also poses signification risks and hazards by exposure of chemicals and impurities to the protective barrier to the skin.
Pollution and smog result from chemicals that have become aerosolized and thus impact upon the purity of the air. While urban areas are generally prone to higher risks, “air pollution” can be present and look different depending upon where one lives. Arid and desert environments have a high incidence of dust pollution, areas near forests can have air polluted by smoke from wild fires, and agricultural areas can have air polluted by chemicals used on farms.
Any time chemical particulate matter is in the air, this type of pollution will play a role in the aging of skin. This is why it is essential to defend your skin with a well-designed skin program.
Our office has created skin care protocols and programs for both male and female skin which are uniquely designed to:
- Reduce the visible appearing of aging
- Clean out the pores and particulate matter and smooth the skin
- Add anti-aging vitamins for the skin
- Protect from UV damage
- Provide a barrier against environmental factors that compromise the skin
The skin is the largest organ in our body, and our first line of defense against the environment. With just a very few minutes of attention every day, our skin can remain youthful and healthy. Contact our office for a consultation today to find out more about how to keep your skin at its best.
Remember, when it comes to sun, smog and smoke, we all have skin in the game!