Factors affecting the skin

What factors influence the skin?

The skin is called the face. Its appearance, condition, condition and type are influenced by many factors, which we can divide into two groups: external and internal.

People have different skin types. Each type of it can react differently to the same factors that affect it.

External factors affecting the skin

External factors include: weather conditions, the climate in which a person lives, working conditions, skin care. Wind, frost or sunlight can have an adverse effect on the skin – wind and frost are dangerous, especially when the air is very humid. They may cause blood vessels to rupture.

The sun, on the other hand, has a beneficial effect on the skin even with its numerous diseases, unfortunately, the use of excessive sunbathing leads to premature aging of the skin and even cancer. The climate is also important for the appearance of the skin, otherwise it is necessary to protect and care for the skin in a hot, temperate or cold climate. A very important role not only for the skin but also for the whole body has e. g. the air we breathe, its cleanliness and ionization.

Depending on its degree of purity, it may have a beneficial effect or cause various ailments and diseases. Speaking of climatic and weather conditions, we should also mention such an environmental factor as water, which is essential for the functioning of the human organism, in addition to air. It affects the skin both as an external factor (for hygiene and care) and as an internal factor.

The skin is also affected by human working conditions. The skin of a man working in the office looks different from that of a fisherman, a miner or a miller. A very important factor for the skin is its care. Thanks to it, we can improve what nature has bestowed on us or very harm it, e. g. the constant use of alkaline agents in dry skin can cause burning, itching, peeling and cracking of the epidermis, which leads to infection.

Internal factors affecting the skin

Internal factors influencing the skin include: genetic factors, general health condition, physiological state of the organism, skin age and even gender. What kind of skin we have (our type, colour, sensitivity, tendency to wrinkles) depends to a large extent on what has been written in our genes, what we inherit from our ancestors.

System disturbances and diseases of organs are the cause of many skin diseases and malformations. Itching, urticaria, increased seborrhoea can be caused by gastrointestinal disorders. Diabetes mellitus, on the other hand, causes dehydration and itching is conducive to purulent infections. Skin colour often indicates diseases such as cardiovascular insufficiency, i. e. cyanosis. Stain discolourations in the form of (brown) stains are associated with some physiological conditions such as pregnancy.

The hormonal system has an influence on the appearance of the skin, e. g. seborrhoea is associated with the activity of sexual glands and thyroid glands. Defective keratinization of the skin is also associated with secretion of hormones, mainly thyroid. Sex glands as well as thyroid and adrenal glands can cause hair loss or excessive hair loss.

In order to improve the appearance and condition of the skin, it is advisable to visit a beauty parlour. The cosmetician will certainly give you tips on how to take care of your skin by conducting an interview and checking your skin condition.

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