We all admire flawless, smooth & glowing skin, don’t we? We try to do everything in our control, from investing in expensive products to surgeries and treatments to achieve perfect, smooth skin. But we often forget that these are temporary fixes & might not last long if we don’t make changes that address the root cause of the problem.
Unsweetened Beauty always emphasises finding the root cause of the problem and treating it. This article will talk about six factors that can temporarily or permanently damage your skin. We will also discuss how you can further protect & repair your skin.
Mainly two types of factors contribute to skin damage –
Factors you can control
Factors you can’t control
Let’s dive in and know about these factors & how we can fix them.
1. Factors you can’t control
We can not control factors like genetics, ageing & underlying diseases. But we can reduce the impact with proper medications & treatments. Contact your doctor or dermatologist to know more about the cause, prevention & the treatment.
2. Factors you can control
Things like lifestyle choices, pollution, free radicals, and the ingredients you use can also damage your skin. But the good thing is you can control them and reduce or even reverse the damage caused by them.
Lifestyle – In today’s fast-paced life, we usually choose things that save our time. The choices we make daily tell a lot of us and the damage. You might be eating instant food or using chemicals to get instant results. But, over time, it damages your skin & damage can be irreversible in some cases.
You don’t need to cut down on what you do now. Instead, try to reduce it and eventually cut it. The best treatment for skin damage is to fix your lifestyle, eat a healthy balanced diet, stay hydrated, exercise regularly, follow a skincare routine.
You will not see the results immediately. It can take 3-6 months to see the visible difference, so be patient & consistent.
Skincare products – You need to be careful while selecting products for your skin. You don’t need to run away from chemicals. Make sure the quantity is right & you are not allergic to the ingredients. If you use too many skincare products, it can overwhelm you, and you will end up skipping it. At Unsweetened Beauty, we always talk about keeping your skincare routine minimal.
Keep it simple! For the morning, wash your face, apply moisturiser and sunscreen with SPF 50. For the night routine, double cleanse your face, apply night cream & any specific serum or treatment that addresses your skin problem. Yes, that’s all.
Sun exposure – We see people complaining about how a product doesn’t work or see no difference, and when we dig deep, we find out they don’t use sunscreen. If you don’t use sunscreen, all your efforts will be ineffective. Every night your skin will repair itself, and in the morning, you’ll damage it when you go out in the sun without sunscreen.
Environmental factors – Environmental factors like free radicals, pollution & radiation damages your skin daily, every time you step out or even at home. Using sunscreen with SPF 50 can protect your skin, but you need to go the extra mile to protect your skin.
Include antioxidants, minerals & essential vitamins in your diet. Apart from this, you can also use topical antioxidants like Vitamin C & E serums or creams. It will reduce the impact and fight it.
We have covered a lot in this article, including everything you need to do to prevent, protect and repair your skin. Eating a healthy, well-balanced diet, exercising daily, following a skincare routine, and staying hydrated are some of the easy steps to improve & protect your skin against these factors. Also, most of these steps are simple changes in your daily routine without making any temporary or costly investments. You always have the power to reduce the effect, protect it further & repair the skin.
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