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Abstract

EFFECTS OF AIR-POLLUTION ON SKIN AGEING

Mishra Ankur*, Tiwari R. C., Singh Anoop Kumar, Dikshit Manisha Sharma Ved Bhushan and Shivani

ABSTRACT

Now a day’s air pollution becomes a great trouble in health concern for every individual. In ayurved, Acharya Charak in Charak Samhita Vimaan sthan mentioned that “Vikrit vaayu causes anaarogyam” (diseases). Polluted air is already known to cause millions of early deaths from various diseases and also linked with physical and mental health problems. But it’s most visible impact cited on skin. In Ayurveda Shusrut has defined seven layers of skin and also described diseases which occurs in those layers. Although human skin is a biological shield against pollutants & chemical, but exposure to high level of pollution may cause negative effects on skin. Air pollution exposure was significantly correlated to sign of skin aging including pigmentation, age spots and wrinkles. Air pollution contains smog, dust, Particulate matter, UV rays, and free radicals, which can penetrates deep into skin layer and cause long term damage inside the skin cell. From outside it manifest to the aggravation of acne, bacteria, eczema, dryness, dark spots, and premature aging. Certain Contents present in air pollution can damage the collagen fibres of skin which help in healing of skin scars. Due to pollution the scars become more prominent in late ages because of damage of collagen protein. Due to break down of collagen protein symptoms of premature skin aging develops.

Keywords: Air-Pollution, Ayurveda, Vikrit vayu, Anarogyam, Skin-Ageing, Pollutants.


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