In addition to global warming, environmental disasters and breathing problems or cancer, climate change has harmful effects on the skin. You should know about them so that you can prevent them.
The short-term economy takes precedence over the interest of future inheritance. Medicine, however, does not understand these political approaches and focuses, as always, on taking care of health.
It seems clear that climate change (if the scientists' warnings are confirmed) will have its influence on our skin.
The increase in temperature, the decrease in humidity and the increase in solar radiation will favour photo-ageing, allergic processes and dermatosis.
Some experts claim that 50% of the population in industrialized countries will develop a malignant dermatological process. And in 70% of the cases, these diseases will have an environmental cause.
You alone cannot stop climate change but you can act to take care of yourself and your immediate environment.
The most prudent thing is to adopt, from now on, healthy preventive habits to ensure the good condition of the skin:
- Try to maintain a permanent humidity level at home and in the workplace (between 30-40 percent).
- Avoid polluted and dusty environments.
- Moisturize the skin properly.
- Use adequate sun protection.
Prevention, as always, is key.