The skin is an important aspect of the human body that has been given special attention throughout history. The skin is inherently an aesthetic organ because it is often the first thing we notice about someone upon first impression, so it’s no surprise that people put in effort to make their skin look good. In today’s society, skincare is a multi-billion dollar industry that doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon. In this article, we will explore some interesting facts about skincare so we can understand how and why it came to be what it is today.
Skincare is thousands of years old
Archaeological records show that cosmetics and skincare were an important part of Ancient Egyptian and Ancient Greek culture that dates back roughly 6,000 years ago. In those times, skincare wasn’t just about looking beautiful, it was also to protect the skin against the harsh elements. In some ancient practices, cosmetics were used to spiritual and religious rituals to honor the gods. The Ancient Greeks were known to mix berries and milk into a paste that could be applied to the face.
Sleep is an important part of skincare
Not getting enough sleep can lead to a host of problems associated with the skin, leading to overall stress on the body, bags under the eyes, and a diminished skin tone. A lack of sleep can also trigger inflammation which can cause acne breakouts. While the amount of sleep a person needs will be different for each individual, the bottom line is that we need enough sleep to keep our skin looking vibrant and youthful.
Skin renewal occurs naturally
Many products on the market today claim to renew the skin and stimulate new cell growth. But the truth is that our skin does this naturally by constantly shedding and regrowing skin cells. It is estimated that we shed about 30,000 to 40,000 skin cells every minute! For the average adult, the skin completely renews itself in roughly 28 to 42 days. As we age, skin renewal slows down.
Gut health and skin health are connected
The stomach is a thriving biome containing an estimated 100 trillion bacteria, both good and bad. This biome is responsible for 70-80% of the body’s overall immunity from diseases, inflammation, and pathogens. Many skin conditions, including eczema, acne, and psoriasis are caused by inflammation in the body, which may be tied to what we are putting into our bodies. Some healthy foods that are conducive to skin health include omega-3 fatty acids from fish, healthy fat from avocados, and walnuts.
Silicone treats scars
Silicone is a common skincare ingredient in many soaps, shampoos, and cosmetics on the market today. Silicone is also the primary ingredient in topical silicone gel sheeting and ointment for post-operative scar therapy. Surgeons and dermatologists around the world recommend medical-grade silicone gel for keloids and hypertrophic scars because it is clinically proven to work for old and new scars. Silicone products can be purchased through your physician or online at Biodermis.com.
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