What if you’re having trouble spotting pimples?
You’re not alone.
You may be experiencing pimples as a result of the chemical makeup of your skin.
And if you have symptoms of psoriasis, such as redness and itching, then you’re also likely to experience the same symptoms.
But a new study by scientists at Northwestern University suggests you may be getting some of the same culprits.
The research is the first to show that the chemical ingredients that make up your skin’s makeup can make it easier for skin cells to grow and become inflamed.
“This study was a little bit of a surprise to us,” said study author David R. Hallett, a dermatologist and professor at Northwestern.
“We never thought that we would find it, and it was just an intriguing finding.”
The study was published in the journal Cell.
Hulett and his team at Northwestern wanted to know whether chemical ingredients in cosmetics could actually make skin cells more sensitive to ultraviolet (UV) light.
The researchers found that a chemical called benzoyl peroxide, found in soaps, detergents, and nail polish, is one of the ingredients that triggers these effects.
So, what does that mean for you?
For a few days after you’ve applied a sunscreen, Halleatt and his colleagues tested how sensitive skin cells were to UV light in mice that had never been exposed to sunlight.
When exposed to UV-B light, the UV-light-sensitive cells were more sensitive than the UV light-non-sensitive ones.
In contrast, when exposed to non-UV light, UV-A light was less sensitive.
The results suggest that UV light might have an effect on skin cells in the same way that sunlight can have an influence on your skin cells.
The effect is similar in humans.
When you have skin cancer, the risk of getting it increases.
The more UV light you have, the more likely you are to get skin cancer.
For people with skin cancer that develops in the form of scarring, the chance of developing the condition is higher.
Haselltt said that his research suggests that people with psorias and redness around their eyes could benefit from taking a vitamin that reduces the sensitivity of the skin to UVB light.
So he and his researchers looked at vitamin C. Vitamin C is found in skin creams, lotions, and soaps and can reduce redness in the face.
Vitamin E is also found in the skin cream and has been shown to reduce red skin.
“In our study, we found that when you use vitamin C, you actually reduce UV-induced damage to skin cells,” Hallelltt explained.
“So, if you take vitamin E, you reduce UV exposure, but you also reduce the UV damage to the skin cells.”
He added that vitamin E has been used in the treatment of psoriatic arthritis.
The study did not determine the exact number of people that took vitamin C or vitamin E. Holes In The Skin In the study, Haseellts group used a mouse model of psorciasis to look at the effect of vitamin C on UV-irradiated skin.
He and his group found that UV-mediated damage to UV damage was reduced by the vitamin C in the mice.
“What’s really exciting about our study is that we found a way to get vitamin C into skin cells that were already sensitive to UV radiation,” Hulellts told CBS News.
“And we found vitamin C is an important antioxidant that protects skin cells against UV damage.”
Halleckt’s group also found that vitamin C protected the skin against UV-D1, which causes redness.
“When we get vitamin E into skin, we’re getting more of the antioxidant vitamin E,” he explained.
Vitamin A, Vitamin E, and Vitamin C are all known to help protect skin cells from UV damage.
In fact, vitamin A is thought to play an important role in maintaining healthy skin.
Vitamin D has also been shown in skin to protect against UV radiation.
Holellts team found that Vitamin C had a protective effect against UVB-induced skin damage.
“Our work is really important because we’re trying to understand the mechanisms of how vitamin C works and what the role of vitamin A and vitamin E is in skin,” Hasett said.
“It’s really important to get in the vitamin business and figure out the mechanisms.”
“It is important to understand that vitamin A, vitamin E and vitamin C are important antioxidants and have antioxidant properties, but the question is, how do they work together to prevent UV damage?”
Vitamin K, Calcium, and Magnesium also help to prevent skin damage from UV rays.
Vitamin B12, a protein found in certain animal foods, also helps to protect skin from UV radiation, Hulecitt said, but vitamin B12 is not