The Impact Of Public Transport On Skin Health
Have you ever wondered if there is a connection between public transportation and skin health? Well, there is! In this blog post, we will explore public transportation’s impact on skin health and how you can protect your skin while using it.
The subway can make you feel tired and sick. There is no good airflow, and the concentration of PM 2.5 particles is several times higher than the norm.
PM is tiny pieces of soot, tire fragments, and other pollutants that are less than 2.5 microns wide. These tiny particles can get into your skin’s pores and cause the sebaceous glands to produce more sebum. It can lead to inflammation, dehydration, or acne.
Before going down into the subway, make sure to put on some sunscreen and an antioxidant cream to protect your skin from PM 2.5.
The train is another form of public transportation that can have a negative impact on your skin. The air inside the train is often dry and dusty. When the air is dry, it can cause your skin to become dry and irritated.
To help combat this, drink plenty of water and apply a moisturizer to your skin before boarding the train. If you are using the train during the winter, the dry air can also cause your skin to become chapped. To prevent this, apply a lip balm or Vaseline to your lips before getting on the train. And do not touch your face with your hands, and if you cannot avoid this, use a sanitizer.
Type A sunlight enters through window panes and does a lot of damage to your skin. UVB radiation causes burns and redness, but Type A sunlight destroys collagen and elastin, which makes the skin thin, dry, and less elastic.
The screens on gadgets add to the problem because they emit a type of light called blue light. Blue light is also present in the solar spectrum, but the fact is that you hold your smartphone close to your face. Millennials look at their smartphone about 150 times a day, which is about every 6 minutes, thereby increasing the risk of premature skin aging.
You should ensure sunscreen with UVA and UVB protection and an anti-HEV labeled product to protect you from blue light from gadgets before taking the bus.
The car is a great invention, but it has its disadvantages too. The main pollutant in the car is carbon monoxide (CO). CO is a colorless, odorless gas that can be deadly at high concentrations. At lower concentrations, CO can cause headaches, dizziness, and nausea. When driving, make sure to open the windows from time to time to let fresh air in. If you are stuck in traffic, turn off the engine and wait for the traffic to clear.
You can also protect your skin by wearing sunscreen and using a car diffuser with essential oils that can help purify the air inside the car.