Those who live in cities age earlier because pollution has negative effects on the skin. A new study has highlighted the consequences of pollution on the skin of those who live in large cities. Are you ready to move to the countryside to breathe cleaner air and rejuvenate?
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Those who live in the city get older first because pollution has negative effects on the skin. A new study has highlighted the consequences of pollution on the skin of those who live in large cities. Are you ready to move to the countryside to breathe cleaner air and rejuvenate?
The new research was led by Wei Liu, a dermatologist of the China Air Force General Hospital of Beijing. The experts they rated a sample made up of 200 women aged between 30 and 45 years. Some of them lived in rural areas, while others lived in large cities.
In urban pollution, researchers have identified ben 224 kinic elements harmful to skin health. These are substances that lead the skin to a premature aging. The fault would be the dust present in the polluted air of large cities. They form a patina on the skin together with other pollutants.
In this way they prevent the correct oxygenation of the skin and alter its protective film. Here then is that the aging processes are faster. Researchers have identified particles of substances that are so small that they can be absorbed by the skin. The polluting substances with which we come into contact in the city risk becoming part of our organism also through the skin and not only through the air we breathe.
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Living in the city certainly guarantees comfort, but on the other hand the negative side represented by environmental pollution should not be underestimated. The factors that cause smog are above all the city traffic and factory activities.
The researchers confirmed that women who live in the city, even if they are less exposed to the sun than those who live in the countryside (ultraviolet rays have been considered a factor that causes aging),age faster, for the same age. Should we all move to the countryside? A nice period away from the smog of big cities would certainly be good for our skin and beyond.
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