Women (and men. too) spend billions of dollars trying to make their
complexions look great. Sometimes their efforts are self-defeating.
Some of the following problems you have heard of before but I bet
you haven't heard of all of this.
Harmful UV rays can cause scarring of the elastic tissues in
your skin. These elastic tissues make skin soft and easy to
move. A condition called solar keratosis develops from
long term exposure to UV rays. This will cause the skin to
lose its flexibility and will make a 30 year old woman look
59. Plus skin cancer can ruin your entire day. Use sunscreen.
Also, many women, after years of sun exposure develop
a condition called, Fungal Solar Keratosis. The sun
damage cracks the skin, allowing fungal parasites under
the skin. These parasites will interfere with normal healing
even if therapeutic skin creams are used. Special fungal
skin creams are the only solution.
Bad make up
Many manufacturers put chemicals in their products to make
them last longer. It costs money to remove spoiled lipstick
et al from the shelves of grocery stores and pharmacies. So
they put things like phenol and formaldehyde in all their skin
care products. Germs can't live with these poisons
around. But these products are very caustic. They burn skin
and can cause cancer.
Use only skin products without these poisons. Check the
If you live in a dry or salty environment, the dry air will suck
moisture out of your skin. This causes the skin cells to
shrivel up and makes puckering lines develop. Women in
moist environments like Great Britain are noted for their
Good chemical free moisturizers will help. Also moving
to a lake will help.
Skin needs proper nutrition in order to replace dead skin
cells with new softer, healthier cells. Of course, you entire
body needs proper nutrition. But the skin shows the signs
of improper diet long before the liver does. When did
you ever see an unhealthy, ugly liver anyway? You've
seen a lot of ugly skin.
Look up the food pyramid put out by the US government.
Stick with this and you will generally be ok.
Household cleansers contain some of the deadliest materials
known to humankind. Yet we cover our bodies with them
when we clean our homes and offices. Many contain bleach
which will destroy our skin and make us look like mummies.
It's also bad for the lungs and kills sperm development in
Also chemicals in the air from household mold will cause
the skin cells to toughen up and get scaly. The molds live
in the walls and under sinks and send these chemicals into
the air of your home.
Of course, being sick makes you look terrible.
You don't need a dermatologist for most of these probems.
Just common sense and a little time checking ingredient lists.
For 30 years, Dr Graham has been helping people treat and
prevent disease by showing them how to live in a clean
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