Skin cancer is the most prevalent type of cancer in the world. In the majority of cases, it is due to excessive, unprotective exposure to the sun’s UV rays, which penetrate and damage the skin over time.
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).
Air pollution is an unavoidable consequence of our urban lifestyle. The number of people living in cities is rising, and it is estimated that two-thirds of the world’s population will live in high-density urban environments by 2050, which translates into more people exposed to high levels of pollutants.
We want to take the opportunity to congratulate our Japanese customer Medicube for his Silver Quality Award recently got in the 54th edition of World Selection 2018 of Diet and Health Products.
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.
Nutritional Ingredients to Protect our Skin from the Sun
It is of common knowledge that skin cancer is currently one of the most common forms of cancer, whose prevalence has more than doubled in the last 2 decades. Therefore, it is very important to protect your skin and avoid skin damage due to excess sun exposure, which in recent years has become more dangerous as a consequence of climatic changes.