Exposed to PM2.5 dust, risk of aging skin fast

                The problem of small dust particles, known as PM 2.5, is one of the air pollution. That is a major problem for the health of Thai people. Which, in addition to the effects on the respiratory system The cardiovascular system, and the skin itself is one of the most affected organs. Because the skin is the main organ that must be exposed to dust all the time.

                 The effect of PM 2.5 dust on the skin Can be divided into 2 items. The severity of the impact in 2 types depends on the concentration And the period of exposure to PM 2.5 dust.

  1. Acute effects Studies have shown that PM2.5 dust will stimulate skin inflammation. Makes the skin barrier worse Causing the skin cells to repair themselves more slowly Symptoms that occur include Rash, irritation, especially in people with low immunity already Skin allergy Acne psoriasis or even in children and the elderly Will be affected more than usual Because it will cause a rash Or skin inflammation that is in the past Recurrent
  2. Chronic effects Long-term exposure to PM2.5 will stimulate the aging of skin cells. Can be the same as UV exposure and smoking Found to be stimulating the destruction of collagen in the skin Stimulate wrinkles and dark spots, including weakening the immune system.

               For prevention and avoid being outdoors in areas with high PM2.5 dust, wear masks and clothing covering the body. In addition, applying cream or lotion. And cleansing the body After exposure to PM 2.5 dust, it helps to reduce the effects of PM2.5 dust.


Information provided by: Dr. Narumon Thongsriiam
Compiled by: Medisci