Los Angeles Acne Treatment: Skin care in Los Angeles is a problem because of air pollution. You find yourself getting frequent Los Angeles skin care treatments because the air is filled with ozone. Ozone is the main component of our old L.A. friend, Smog.
Smog attacks your Los Angeles skin and quickly removes Vitamin E from your uppermost skin layer (called the stratum corneum) according to the unexpected results of a Feb 1997 University of California, Berkeley study.
How bad is the smog in Los Angeles? “…despite an average $5 Billion to $8 Billion spent to carry out regional air quality plans in recent decades, Los Angeles last summer again led the nation in smoggy days” according to the October 11, 2006 issue of the Los Angeles Times in the California Local News section.
VITAMIN E SKIN CARE
Vitamin E is an important component of healthy Los Angeles skin care because it acts as a protector against oxidation. Oxidation is a major agent causing the aging of your skin.
An example of oxidation is an apple turning brown when it is cut and exposed to the oxygen in the air. In about an hour the polluted air will start to destroy the flesh of the fruit.
Think of the apple’s outer skin as your uppermost skin layer (statum corneum). Think of your skin as the flesh of the fruit.
Stop for a moment and imagine the effect. Do you see the age spots and the discoloration like with the browning apple?
Are you getting the oxidation picture? It’s not a pretty one is it? Nope.
Los Angeles smog attacks your skin and removes Vitamin E. Vitamin E is your body’s natural anti-oxidant. Vitamin E is found in some plant oils and in leafy green vegetables. It is a vital weapon in your Los Angeles skin care.
The smog ages your skin after the protective level of Vitamin E is reduced. Aging is characterized by the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, loss of firmness, uneven skin tone and age spots.
Obviously, one result of the research was it validated the use of Vitamin E for good Los Angeles skin care.
LOS ANGELES SKIN CARE STUDY
Scientists found Vitamin E in the uppermost skin layer (stratum corneum) dropped by 25 percent after only two hours exposure at double the peak levels of ozone in cities like Los Angeles and Mexico City.
The UC Berkeley researchers found only twenty-five percent of Vitamin E remained in the stratum corneum after a similar experiment for six consecutive days.
The startling finding here is that the exposure was only for two hours. This is far less that the average person is exposed to in a heavily polluted area like Los Angeles.
A compromised uppermost skin layer means problems for your overall skin health. According to the UC Berkeley professor Lens Thiele, “Skin Care Companies know if you have dry skin, it’s your statum corneum that’s in trouble. Everything you apply on your skin has to pass through that layer.”
Therefore a reduced level of the anti-oxidant Vitamin E in the stratum corneum equals skin ailments and premature aging of your skin.
Now are you starting to see how important the two enemies, smog and Vitamin E, are to your Los Angeles skin care? We’re starting to answer some of your skin care questions, aren’t we? You betcha we are.
SO, WHO YOU GONNA CALL?
Smog is a cunning adversary isn’t it? First it strips away your Vitamin E protection and other anti-oxidants. Then it ages your skin. It’s like a one-two knockout punch to your skin care.
Even brief daily exposure to smog, Ultra Violet (UV) light and the sun will give you bad skin and the aging you don’t want.
So what are you goanna do, move in order to get good Los Angeles skin care?