The Dermatologist Guide To: Healthy Skin and the Exposure

by Jessica23 October, 2019

Health Cares

If you’re searching for the key to healthy skin as well as younger looks, you initially ought to perceive what, exactly, ages your complexion. you recognize that biology and time play a job. However, does one comprehend an even bigger driver referred to as the exposome? The skin aging factors you have never heard of: 

The Exposome:

If you’re looking for a secret for the perfect skin glow and healthy skin you should first know what damages the skin in the first place. Besides genetics and time that plays an immense role in making your skin dull, there is a bigger driver which is called as exposome that lowers the complexion.

Healthy Skin Natural barrier function:

As it is known that skin is the largest organ of the body so it plays a significant role in protecting the underlined organs and viscera’s. This is called the skin’s natural barrier function.

80% of the factors that damages the skin are pollution, lack of sleep, UV damage, etc. taken together these internal and external aggressors are called exposome.

Skin goes through the mechanism of wear and tear. In other words, it reacts to the environment it is exposed to. According to Luc Aguilar, exposome expert and biologist says that the concept of exposome has come from the field of cancer. Exposome plays a vital function in skin health as it’s the first line of defense and the largest organ of the body. Not only it changes the skin’s appearance, but it can also break down the skin’s barrier function and leave it vulnerable to structural damage.

10 Aggressors that define the exposome

10 external and internal aggressors that define the exposome are:

External exposome factors:

  1. UV Rays
  2. Pollution
  3. High altitude
  4. Air travel
  5. Temperature changes

Internal exposome factors:

  1. Poor nutrition
  2. Tobacco use
  3. Stress
  4. Lack of sleep
  5. Cosmetic products

What’s your exposome profile?

No two exposome profiles are the same for a person.

How does it work?

Selects the environmental factors that you are in and the lifestyle habits, anything that damages your skin will subtract points and anything good thing you are doing adds up the points. (Don’t worry if u get points in negative most of us do..)

2nd Step skincare barrier defense and repair

‘Healthy skin starts with strong skin’ says Dr. Gilbert. To strengthen skin she asks her patients to make a two-step approach. That is:

Step 1: Skin defense- the importance of minerals

Your body needs minerals for skin rejuvenation and to regulate your pH levels. However, they cannot be produced by the body so it has to be consumed in the daily diet. Minerals that need to be consumed in higher amounts are calcium, chloride, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, sodium and sulfur. And the elements that need to be consumed in trace amounts are iron, fluorine, and manganese.

Step 2: Skin repair: Derm-Grade ingredients

These ingredients help to strengthen the skin:


It prevents and maintains collagen loss

Vitamin c:

It brightens the complexion and minimizes fine lines


Form of vitamin A that reduces wrinkles, speeds up cell manufacture and reduces discoloration.

Hyaluronic acid:

Naturally produced. (minimizes with age) capable of holding 1000 times its weight in water, preserving skin moisture.

Healthy Skin visualizer- healthy skin at any age

There is a composition of three layers of skin:

  1. Epidermis- top layer- performs skin barrier function, since no blood supply it doesn’t contain much nutrition supply
  2. Dermis- it gives skin elasticity and strength via collagen. It is rich in blood supply also have hair follicles and sweat glands.
  3. Hypodermis- skin’s innermost layer composed of mainly adipose tissue. (fat)

Two categories that provide threats to the body in terms of causing skin damage are:

  1. Behavioral aging :
  • ‘ages’ as a result of weather, diet and other environmental stressors
  1. Chronological aging:
  • women reach menopause, hormonal changes affect skin health too.

Thermal water- a universal remedy for skin

Thermal water strengthens the skin’s barrier function and thus help it defend itself against exposome factors capable of weakening, damaging and aging it.

All in all, skincare from its gross anatomy to its external behavior is very important. a person must be aware of what is causing skin damage and ways to prevent it.