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5 Serious Mistakes That Affect Our Skin Health

5 Serious Mistakes That Affect Our Skin Health

Did you know that 75% of your skin is composed of collagen?  Collagen is a soft tissue that is responsible for holding our skin in its place like scaffolding to a building.  It essentially prevents wrinkles from forming. Sign me up for some collagen, right? The bad news is that starting around age 18 the production of collagen decreases 1% per year and to make matters worse, our skin’s thickness decreases by 7% every ten years due to this slow decrease of collagen according to If that’s not bad enough we lose up to 30% of our skin’s collagen during menopause! This process is sped up by stress, pollution, poor eating habits, poor lifestyle, and exposure to sunlight. No wonder most women say their skin is just not where it should be for their age. Could you be doing these 5 mistakes that affect your skin health?

There is good news though!  Our skin has its own defense that with some changes in our lifestyle and care from using quality products our skin can maintain is health and look.

Mistakes the affect our skin health
Let’s look at the 5 mistakes we do that affect our skin health and find ways to prevent adverse effects to our health and skin.

Over exposure to sunlight
We all know that the warmth of the sun on our skin can feel so good especially on a cool day.  Many love to soak up the rays on the beach and covet that perfect tan. But is this all worth the possible damage to our skin?  Those lovely rays enter our skin cells and disrupt our skin’s growth and appearance. As time goes on the exposure to these rays will decrease the elasticity of our skin causing thickness and wrinkling.  It is important to limit our exposure to the sun’s rays. We can do this in many ways. Avoid prolonged time in the sun and pick times when the sun is not at its peak. Choose the shade over direct sunlight.  And most important, wear sunscreen! Your skin is your body’s largest organ so protecting it should be a big concern for us.

Poor diet
What we eat fuels our body.  Just like we wouldn’t want to put the wrong thing in our car’s gas tank, we wouldn’t want to put into our bodies what could cause us harm.  But are we? Even simple, everyday foods can cause harmful effects. Ingesting sugar, whether from a cookie or banana, causes our body to produce insulin which in turn creates inflammation.  Enzymes are then produced from the inflammation that break down collagen and elastin causing our skin to sag and wrinkle.

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While being mindful of our diet is important we can also employ quality skincare products to assist our body in maintaining beautiful healthy skin.  Adiren Rejuvenation Oil Complex is a concentrated serum that uses VC-IP, a form of vitamin C. VC-IP is a more effective form of vitamin C in that our skin absorbs and retains it easier and it has ten times more collagen rebuilding properties. This serum also contains seaweed extract which can promote collagen production.  

Insufficient hydration
Over half of our body is water so the importance of hydration for our health must be pretty high.  One way hydration is important is in the flow of blood and oxygen to your brain which can increase cognitive function and memory.  Poor hydration can lead to decreased function of our organs causing them to work harder which can lead to premature aging. Again we see the effect of decreased elasticity in the skin with poor hydration.  Also, without proper hydration our skin cannot rid itself of toxins leading to inflammation. Most recommendations of water intake for women are 2.7 liters or about 95fl oz. Our bodies need water to function properly.

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Not enough exercise
As we all know from health class, exercise improves heart health. But did you know the resulting increased blood flow is also great for our skin?  When we exercise that increased blood is taking oxygen and nutrients throughout our body including to our skin. Once the nutrients are dropped off then waste products can be carried away including free radicals.  A healthier body means healthier skin. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends 150 minutes of exercise each week. This sounds like a lot but is easily broken down into 30 minutes a day for 5 days each week.  The main point is to get up and move! Make it fun, invite some friends. Do it for your health. Products are based on natural ingredients that are scientifically proven to help fade away wrinkles, age spots and improve your skin tone.

Continuous exposure to pollutants and chemicals
Our skin comes into contact with harmful pollutants and chemicals all the time.  The average person applies 300 chemicals to their body every day. The four main culprits are soap, makeup, shampoo, and hair care.  These pollutants and chemicals can cause endocrine problems. We must be very mindful of the products we expose ourselves to, especially the ones we apply to our skin.  Finding products with natural ingredients that can give us the results we want without causing harm to our body. Adiren beauty products use natural 100% organic ingredients.  Do your research, know what you are applying to your skin and choose what will help your skin and not hurt it.

We are all going to age if the Lord blesses us with enough years on the earth.  How well we age depends on how well we take care of our body. It is really in our hands.  When you make conscious efforts to take care of your body the results will be there for the world to see.  Choose wisely and be mindful of these 5 mistakes that could affect your skin health.