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Alcohol

Enjoying one custom-made cocktail or glass of wine can ease built up tension during a busy day. It can also cause dramatic changes in the skin, especially when drinking alcohol consistently. Main Causes: Dryness, irritation, patchy, redness, defined, age lines, undereye puffiness, vitamin and nutrient depletion, larger pores, oilier skin.

HOW DOES IT AFFECT YOUR SKIN?
1. Oil production increases, causing blemishes and black heads.
2. Dryer Skin.
3. Less elasticity in epidermal layer, causing wrinkles.
4. Vasodilation in capilaries creates a reddish color on the skin.
5. Degeneration of collagen and elastin in the dermal layer causes the epidermal layer (1-3) to crease.

Smoke

From cigars to pollution, the toxins from smoke can replace oxygen and suffocate your skin; prolonged exposure without treatment can change your skin-tone, produce visual aging problems, and lead to extreme dryness. Even in small doses smoke can have negative effects on skin appearance.

HOW DOES IT AFFECT YOUR SKIN?
1. Carbon dioxide replaces the oxygen in the skin resulting in dry, reddish skin tones and depletes essential nutrients
2. Limits blood flow to upper layer of skin causing wrinkles
3. Enzymes from smoke block elastin and collagen regenerating pathways
4. Increases prevalence of acne

Sun Exposure

Sunlight overexposure is a leading cause of premature skin aging and can inflict significant damage. High levels of UVA/UVB rays cause facial skin to experience rapid degradation of collagen filaments, dryness, irritation, redness and even cellular DNA alteration. GOA's proprietary formulations of active antioxidants and organic extracts strengthen the skin's natural barriers that inhibit UVA/ UVB rays.

HOW DOES IT AFFECT YOUR SKIN?
1. Skin inflammation and redness (burn) from UVA/UVB rays
2. Rapid collagen degredation (deep wrinkles) from UVA/UVB rays
3. Possible complications and alterations in cellular DNADryness
4. Diagram shows the effects of sun exposure.

Stress

A major causes of rapid-aging and adult acne, stress induces chemical reactions that lead to more reactive and sensitive skin; cortisol and other hormones released in the body affect skin-healing mechanisms, making it even harder to repair dry or aging skin.

HOW DOES IT AFFECT YOUR SKIN?
1. Biochemical reactions in your body (Adrenal Cortex and Medulla) release hormones that negatively impact the skin in multiple ways.
2. The prevalence of acne increases with oilier skin from stress.
3. Decreases collagen synthesis, leading to stress lines.
4. Constricts blood vessels and induces inflammation.
5. Reduces cellular regeneration by blocking pathways