Dermatologists around the world believe the contaminated dry air one of the main factors in the development of many chronic dermatoses. Every one to two seconds a person takes a breath. His body, along with the air gets not only oxygen, but also up to 50 million numerous polluting microparticles, which is rich in urban atmosphere.
In the human body with every breath gets up to 50 million numerous contaminants.
Hydrogen sulfide, nitrous oxide, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, lead aerosols ... And this is not the entire list. Not least it is occupied by the specific gravity suspended particles. This dust, soot, fumes from motor vehicles, power plants and boilers. Air pollution depends on the availability of metallurgical enterprises in urban areas, the number of transport in the city. Once in the lungs, and then into the bloodstream, the harmful substances are included in the metabolic processes of the body, distorting and breaking them. As a result, it increases the incidence of cancer, diseases of the liver, lungs, kidneys, etc.
Acne and pustular skin diseases
Acne is the most common skin disease of adolescence individuals. Her symptoms have 80% of adolescents. It is known that the inhabitants of industrial cities, the disease is much more common than that of rural residents. This is in particular due to the harmful effects of air pollution on the skin. Smoke and soot deposited at the mouths of the sebaceous glands, sebum tying and dyeing it black. Thus formed black spots, or open comedones. Violated the evacuation of sebum from the sebaceous glands of the lumen. Attaching the infection leads to the formation of inflammatory cells. Harmful impurities in the air, inhibit skin immunity. This leads to activation of bacterial flora, which is always available on the surface of the skin. There are pustules, nodules and other inflammatory elements.
Studies conducted some years ago by Professor Hilliard Perlshtaynom (Dr. Hillard H. Pearlstein, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York), show a significant improvement in skin condition in patients with acne if they change their place of residence and move to areas with more clean air.
It is proved that when moving people with acne to a different location, with cleaner air, the condition of their skin improved significantly.
Observations of the research group found that the treatment provides only a temporary effect, if the provocation is stored in the form of air pollution. In 70% of cases, the disease recurs with renewed vigor.
Allergic skin diseases and air pollution
Contaminants such as formaldehyde and phenol are present in excess in urban air substantially inhibit the immune system and cause chronic allergic skin diseases. Atopic dermatitis, eczema, toxic and allergic dermatitis - the skin disease most common among residents of the settlements with high levels of air pollution.
Polluted air and dry seborrhea
Seborrhea is one of the most common diseases of the skin and hair in the inhabitants of megacities. Not the least role in this is dry and polluted air of apartments, which dehydrates the skin and leads to the development of increased keratinization of the epidermis. As a result, on the face and body appear pink spots that are very itchy and peel. It can also affect the skin of the scalp. Dry seborrhea is the cause of dandruff. As a rule, if the basis of the disease is air contaminated with low humidity, it will cope with it with the help of some medicinal shampoos and creams is not possible. In this case, can help special humidification system - humidifiers or climate systems.