Our skin and autumn
In summer, the sun-tanned (dried and moisturized) Its starts to turn dull and look unhealthy with the effect of autumn. Sudden fluctuations in temperature and cooling in autumn reduce the defense mechanisms of,mn . In addition, drugs used with age, air pollution, illnesses and sunlight also cause negative effects on the skin.
The rate of water that provides with its flexibility and integrity should be over 10%. If the water content in the skin decreases, dryness occurs on it. As a result, skin diseases such as scaling, cracking, and eczema may occur.
The moisture of the body should be provided with appropriate moisturizers in order
to restore these functions of the skin due to the effects of hot and sun in summer and air abnormalities in autumn.
Moisturizers are compounds that aim to increase the water content of the upper layer of the skin or to keep it at appropriate levels. Moisturizers contain antioxidants, growth factors, proteins, sun protection factors, etc. There may also be products with other functions, such as.
Moisturizers cover the face and reduce water loss and act by softening by drawing water from the surrounding tissue.
Moisturizers must be applied to the cleansed skin and must be repeated as the dries.
Free oxygen radicals are molecules that are responsible for the permanent destruction
of building blocks such as collagen and elastin in the skin and are considered
the main cause of aging. Antioxidants in moisturizers reduce the effects of these molecules and reduce skin damage.
Antioxidants are very valuable and can be taken with many fruits and vegetables.
Main antioxidants and their effects:
It is not synthesized in the body, it must be taken from outside. Apart from its antioxidant properties, it plays an important role in wound healing and collagen synthesis. It also prevents wrinkle formation.
Vitamin E: It has both antioxidant and moisturizing properties. Its effectiveness increases when used with vitamin C.
Retinoids, which are vitamin A and its derivatives: In addition to their antioxidant properties, they increase wound healing. It also has anti-aging effects.
Beta carotene: Vitamin A precursor. It has “anti-aging” effects.
Alpha carotene: An antioxidant that is abundant in tomatoes. It also plays a role in cell repair mechanism.
Coenzyme Q10: Protects against UV rays damage. It has anti-aging effects with collagen stimulation.
Other antioxidants: Zinc, selenium …
What we can do for skin care in autumn:
- The best maintenance application we can do to gain moisture is the steam bath. The mint leaves that we put in the boiled water for the steam bath allow our skin to breathe and it becomes easier to moisten.
- For cleansing, we can apply a clay mask every two weeks to get rid of dead skin. If we do this cleaning too often, we can damage our skin.
- By washing our face with warm water instead of cold water, we protect it more from the effects of cold weather.