That tobacco consumption has side effects on your cardiovascular system, lungs, and overall lifespan are well-known. Smoking has been described by the World Health Organization as the single greatest preventable cause of disease, disability, and death globally. It is estimated that tobacco kills more than 7 million people every year and only in the EU is responsible for nearly 700,000 deaths every year. Around 50% of smokers die prematurely (on average 14 years earlier).
I assisted on February 26th-27th to the 9th International Conference on Skin Challenge in the beautiful Porto, where around 60 oral & poster communications were presented.
In 2017, Dr. Krutmann and his colleagues defined the concept of “skin aging exposome” as the external and internal factors, and their interactions, affecting a human individual from conception to death, which lead to the biological and clinical signs of skin aging. This includes external factors such as sun exposure, tobacco, pollution, and nutrition. Also, stress and lack of sleep were identified as exacerbating factors.
The skin reflects our health status and aging. Skin aging is an inevitable process that is partially written in our DNA, our ethnicity and skin type makes difference in what way and how quickly aging appears in the surface of our skin.
ASEAN (Association of Southteast Asia Nations) is the union of 10 countries including Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao, Malaysia, Myammar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. It was founded in 1967 in Bangkok with the purpose to promote collaboration on matters of common interest in the economic, social, cultural, technical, scientific and administrative fields among its members.
The “beauty from within” market, also known as nutricosmetics, has gained momentum in recent years. The general trend towards healthier lifestyles, including personal care, sports and above all, a balanced nutrition, and the growing concern for beauty and healthy aging among consumers is driving this increase.