We show our emotions, mood and mood through the skin. It is not for nothing that the skin is often referred to as the "mirror of the soul". If we are feeling good physically and mentally, this is also reflected in our skin: it is radiant, has a rosy complexion and is relatively free of blemishes. If, on the other hand, we are in poor health, this is also reflected in our skin: it is reddened, irritated and particularly susceptible to stress pustules, pimples and blackheads. In the worst case, this can lead to a vicious circle if the bad complexion in turn leads to worries and stress. So that it doesn't get that far in the first place, we will inform you here about all endogenous factors that can damage our skin - so that you know what you are dealing with, know the hostile inner influences and can defeat them together with us.
Genetic predisposition & diseases
First, an endogenous factor that we unfortunately cannot influence: our genes. Whether you're an advocate or a critic of behavioral genetics, no one can deny that our genes have a significant impact on how we look. Genetic factors determine our skin type, affect our general skin condition and can trigger genetic diseases or atopic tendencies in us. The bad news in this case is that no one can deny their genes. The good news, however, is that despite your genetic predisposition, you can alleviate skin problems and, with the right cosmetics, get them under control.
- Genetic Skin Type: Normal Skin, Dry Skin, Oily Skin, Combination Skin
- Genetically predisposed skin problems: psoriasis, neurodermatitis, acne, allergies, and much more.
- Genetically predisposed skin diseases: Genodermatoses due to gene mutation and defects
Natural skin mount
Another internal factor that cannot be directly influenced is increasing age. Because modern medicine has not yet managed to stop the aging process - but modern cosmetics are working to slow it down as much as possible. The process of natural skin aging involves slower cell renewal, poorer formation of fats, sebum and moisture, and reduced production of collagen and elastin fibers. This weakens the skin and creates imbalances, which in turn weaken the skin. Skin aging therefore increases exponentially over time and progresses more and more rapidly over the years.
- Aesthetic consequences: sagging, dry or chapped skin, age spots or pigmentation disorders, sallow complexion, wrinkles
Certain skin problems can be typical for certain phases of life. We feel this most strongly during puberty, when the hormonal imbalances are particularly severe. The increased estrogen or testosterone levels then ensure increased sebum production in order to better protect the skin from negative, exogenous environmental influences (set internal link to previous article). The consequences are oily skin, blemishes and other complaints. The same skin problems also occur in other phases of life when the hormonal balance gets out of balance. This is the case, among other things, during pregnancy, breastfeeding, menopause, the woman's monthly menstrual cycle or even when taking contraceptives.
- Aesthetic consequences in puberty: oily skin, acne, pimples, blackheads
- Aesthetic consequences during pregnancy: hyperpigmentation, warts, impure skin
- Aesthetic consequences of menopause: dry skin, blemishes, redness and rashes
Stress & Overwhelm
Not only mental well-being suffers from constant stress, but also physical appearance. It can lead to headaches, circulatory problems, palpitations, tension, but also skin problems. Because if people are constantly exposed to chronic stress, the immune, nervous and hormonal systems are also tense. This can result in systemic inflammation, a misdirected immune system or increased hormone production, all of which also affect the complexion. Furthermore, constant mental stress and excessive demands can also lead to an increased cortisol level, which slows down cell renewal, increases sebum production and weakens the skin's barrier layer.
- Health consequences: Slowed cell renewal, lack of moisture, weakened barrier layer, more vulnerable to viruses and bacteria
- Aesthetic consequences: Pale, dull and dry skin, blemishes, inflammation, wrinkling
lack of sleep
Regardless of whether the lack of sleep is also caused by stress and excessive demands or by other factors (such as worries, illness, noise, work or family obligations or an unhealthy lifestyle) - the lack of sleep can also be named as an endogenous factor for skin problems. Because if you regularly sleep less than six hours a night, you may endanger your health and skin health. Due to the lack of sleep, the stress hormone cortisol is increasingly produced, which promotes the breakdown of collagen and at the same time stimulates the production of fat in the skin. This accelerates aging processes and makes irritated skin more vulnerable to clogged pores and skin impurities.
- Short-term aesthetic consequences: blemishes, pimples, clogged pores, skin irritations, redness
- Long-term aesthetic consequences: Accelerated skin aging, wrinkles, sallow skin, lack of elasticity and resistance
Water balance & vitamins
A balanced water balance and sufficient endogenous vitamins are crucial for healthy, radiant skin. Therefore, on the one hand, a healthy diet paired with sufficient fluid intake as an exogenous factor plays an important role in the appearance of the skin. On the other hand, endogenous factors must also be taken into account here. If, for example, the intestinal flora is disturbed, the absorption and storage of vitamins, minerals and important trace elements (such as zinc) is no longer without problems. The consequences are felt not only for the gastrointestinal tract, but also for the skin.
Aesthetic consequences: allergic reactions, pimples, acne, eczema, lack of elasticity and tone
Conclusion: What to do against premature skin aging?➤ Reduce negative, endogenous factors
Although there are numerous internal influences that promote premature skin aging or negatively change the complexion, there are fortunately numerous solutions to counteract these endogenous factors. We at Zink Lab have therefore made it our task to support you in the fight against these skin problems with effective cosmetics and high-quality care products. For this we have developed a complete kit for biochemical skin analysis, with which you can identify and analyze your endogenous influencing factors. Simply apply the zinc lab putty at home, then send the sample to our laboratory and look forward to an individually composed face cream, which is specially adapted to your skin, your skin type and your skin problems. You can't stop the natural aging process for good, but with Zink Lab you can slow it down as much as possible. Stay young longer and enjoy your radiantly beautiful skin!