You might have given up on getting that smooth, flawless skin – or you’re spending tons of money on well-marketed creams and serums. The most important thing, however, is to realize your skin might actually be reacting to some harmful chemicals in those products. Or to certain foods. There are many aspects to your skin and its circumstances that make it hard to improve it.
That’s why it can be very helpful to dive into the basic functions and composition of the skin and understand the behavior of your skin in particular. What are the factors that influence yours?
Here is some example of factors that affect your skin (Find the complete list in this great skin care guide by Our World is Beauty):
- INTERNAL FACTORS include:
Genetics – These determine your skin type, how fast you age, any skin conditions and much more.
Hormones – Puberty, pregnancy, menopause but also stress influences hormonal production, which in turn shows in your skin.
- EXTERNAL FACTORS can be:
Nutrition – Your skin shows what you eat. All processed foods, sugary foods affect most people’s appearance. Stick to real food, and drink lots of water. You might also have an allergy or intolerance, so experiment with avoiding possible triggers.
Sunlight – Too much sunlight, but also not enough can be detrimental. Make sure you get enough daylight but avoid the direct sun.
Improving your skin’s condition does not necessarily involve complex solutions. If you read ingredient labels, make sure to eat only the right foods, you’re 80% there. If you take specific supplements and have a special skin treatment now and then by a trained skin care professional, you’ll have amazing results. Pin or save this infographic for a quick reminder on your options: