Exercising Can Be Just as Damaging as UV Rays
Everybody knows that with exercise and the heart beat escalating, the body starts to increase in temperature. That heat is penetrating down to the deepest layers of the skin and might be causing some skin damage in the form of hyperpigmentation and wrinkles.
There was some research being done in Saudi Arabia by Zoe Diana Draelos, a consulting professor of dermatology at Duke University, who does research on hyperpigmentation. The women in Saudi Arabia were wearing niqabs, which cover their whole face, so their skin is hardly ever exposed to the sun and they were getting dark spots on their cheeks that would normally be caused by the sun. Draelos and other dermatologists, like Doris Day at the NYU Langone Medical Center, have deduced that “some forms of heat are proving to be as damaging as UV.”
Exposing your body to 30 minutes of heat causes protective antioxidants in the skin to fail and then MMP proteins are created which break down collagen which in turn causes wrinkles. Heat also triggers melanocytes, the cells that produce pigment, to create age spots because they react when they are injured, and heat is a form of injury.
Dermatologists inform that the way to avoid the heat damage is to wear foundations that contain minerals like titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, iron oxides, or kaolin because they are physical blockers against infrared heat. It’s also important to incorporate antioxidant sunscreens and serums into your daily routine. Some other tips would be to take a cold shower to cool the overheated skin or put on a refrigerated face mask on to bring down your skin’s temperature.
Here at Liza Glickman Medical Aesthetics Clinic, we can reverse what’s already been done and get your skin back to before we even knew the damage heat could do. We offer eMatrix and dermaplaning to address the wrinkles and hyperpigmentation that are keeping you from being the best version of yourself. Our non-invasive procedure eMatrix uses a bipolar radio-frequency energy that is fractioned and created deep dermal impact with minimal epidermal disruption. The radio-frequency safely bypasses the skin surface and targets skin imperfections at a cellular level, in turn stimulating the skin’s natural healing process. There is no downtime, it is safe for all skin types, and quick results.
Dermaplaning is a procedure where Liza Glickman uses a small scalpel and gently scrapes dead skin cells and peach fuzz off the face. It works in your favor when it comes to hyperpigmentation because it triggers the cell regeneration process. It helps to improve the appearance of hyperpigmentation and leaves the skin with a smooth and radiant appearance.
There may be things that we unknowingly do that cause damage to the skin but it is not irreversible and the skin can still be saved and brought back to its beautiful best. If you noticed these changes in your skin, do not hesitate to call our office at 407-88-3603 for free consultation and we’ll help you glow!