Environmental Damage & Skin
Indoors or outdoors, your skin is affected by the environment. Here are the most significant environmental factors that can harm your skin and lead to long-term damage. (1) UV rays. The biggest environmental factor in aging and skin damage is UV radiation. It triggers the production of free radicals in the skin that leads to collagen breakdown and DNA damage. (2) Air pollution. Exposure to air pollution can create oxidative damage in the skin, increasing inflammation. Over time, this may cause sagging, wrinkles, and dark spots. (3) Blue light. Although research is still emerging, some studies suggest that blue light from screens and phones could lead to premature aging.