by Dr GW Graham
Women (and men. too) spend billions
of dollars trying to make their complexions look great. Sometimes their efforts
are selfdefeating. 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
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 labels.
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, your 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 small boys.
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 problems. Just common sense
and a little time checking ingredient lists.
Dr GW Graham For 30 years, Dr Graham has been helping people treat and prevent
disease by showing them how to live in a clean environment.
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