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Pollution

Pollution and Aging: 5 Ways to Counteract Pollution-Induced Skin Damage

You know pollution isn’t good for you. Scientists have connected it with respiratory problems, birth defects, cancer, and more. But did you know that your exposure to pollution could also make you look older? In 2010, the Journal of Investigative Dermatology published a landmark study connecting pollution to skin aging. Researchers examined 400 Caucasian women aged 70 to 80 years, and gave them scores based on how much their skin had aged.

Youthful Glow

Stress Ages Your Skin—Tips to Keep that Youthful Glow

We all know that too much stress is bad for our health. A 2012 study, for example, found that stress increases risk of depression, heart disease and infectious diseases, and increases inflammation throughout the body—which, by the way, increases skin aging, as well. When we’re stressed, we’re also less likely to eat right, get enough sleep, or stick with our exercise routines. That affects our overall health, but also our appearance. The skin fails to get the nutrients it needs to repair itself. You can tell by that inconvenient acne eruption or psoriasis flare up.