Lifestyle, Age, and Sex Affect Several Biophysical Properties of the Skin

July 21, 2020 Tags: , , ,

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According to a study from the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, lifestyle habits may affect the skin’s sebum levels, pH, and subcutaneous hydration. Factors including diet, sleeping habits, time spent on electronic devices, age, and sex were used to determine results from 300 volunteers between 20 and 69 years old. The results concluded that forehead sebum was more prominent in men than women and those between the ages of 25 and 29. Higher forehead sebum content was also correlated with those who regularly eat oily and spicy foods, enjoy sweets more than three times per week, and go to sleep after 1 am. Then, the study found that using electronic devices for more than 6 hours per day in conjunction with going to sleep after 1 am has resulted in reduced forehead pH levels. These findings indicate that skin health may be tied to daily behavior. By eating a healthy diet and getting adequate sleep, people could improve their skin and experience less breakouts and irritation. Schedule a consultation with Dr. J. J. Wendel to learn more about skin health and skin care.

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