7 ways to keep yourself healthy from the harmful PM2.5
"Air" is one of the basic needs of the body. To live, we need the oxygen in the air. But for days (even weeks) big cities around Thailand, especially Bangkok, are shrouded in haze, making many people wondering whether it's a morning fog they see or PM2.5!
Since two years ago, PM2.5 is not a rare occurrence in Thailand anymore. Although it comes and goes with the season, but it still causes people to be on high alert, checking news daily and finding new ways to protect themselves at all times. With it being the cusp of the season, big cities are now facing uncontrollable rising in PM2.5 – and with us facing and inhaling the air every day, PM2.5 can be extremely deadly once accumulated inside the body for a period of time.
The Impact of PM2.5
Although dust is such a small matter, but it can have a deadly effect on your health. World Health Organization (WHO) reveals that dust is one of the substances that can cause cancer. Besides, it can shorten the life expectancy of the human population. You might not know but thetelomeres, which helps protect your DNA, get attacked by thefree radicals found in the dust every day. Those mentioned are the long-term effects of PM2.5. But for short-term, see below how this tiny dust can impact your health:
Impact on health: The impact can range from coughing, sneezing, nose pain, sore eyes and throat irritation to difficulty in breathing, chest pains and severe coughing. Those with allergies and respiratory illnesses must beware.
Impact on the skin: The impact can range from slight inflammation and irritation to rashes or hives on the body. For those with sensitive skin, beware that your skin are now more prone to acnes.
Since PM2.5 cannot be avoided, how can we live our lives with dust while being ‘safe’ from it. Today, we have 7 tips to take care of yourself.
7 ways to keep yourself healthy from the harmful PM2.5
1. No outdoor activities
If there are no emergencies or any needs, it is recommended to avoid and refrain from outdoor activities while remaining indoors. But with PM2.5 being very small, it can infiltrate into your house through the doors, windows and air conditioners. Therefore, if you really want to go an extra mile in taking care of yourself, investing in air purifier is not a bad idea.
2. Protective mask
If you need to go out, you should protect yourself by wearing a N95 mask or a mask that can filter PM2.5. When wearing, set it over your nose and mouth with the nosepiece fitting over the bridge of your nose. Mold the nosepiece around the bridge of your nose in order to keep the air from leaking. But for those people with chronic illnesses (such as asthma) or pregnant mothers, wearing masks for a long period of time can make you feel uncomfortable. Therefore, in addition to choosing a mask to suit the shape of your face, it must also be suitable for the duration of use. Lastly, you should change your masks every 1-2 days and wash your hands thoroughly and frequently.
3. Don't forget sunscreen
Created a protective shield for the airway, don't forget to create a protective barrier for your skin with a sunscreen. Look for those that come without chemicals that can cause skin irritation but has the ability to protect the skin from air pollution and free radicals caused by the sun. Forming a barrier to prevent dust from penetrating into the skin (which can lead to other skin problems),UV Expert Gluta-Orange is the protective barrier that you are looking for. This light-weighted milky sun serum is specially formulated from Red Orange Complex, glutathione and natural plants to give you that superior protection against UVs and pollutants.
4. Detoxify the skin and eliminate the toxins
Reduce future problems, especially for the skin, caused by accumulated dust by using a detoxifying mask. To help draw out the dirt in the skin pores, you need a product that can thoroughly clean your skin. GLUTA LEMON Natural Detoxifying Clay Mask has combined natural white clay with charcoal beads – the ultimate cleansing powers – to absorb and remove impurities from your skin, leaving your face nice and clean in just one minute. With the help of mint extract, it also helps creates a pollution shield for your skin.
5. Take care of your nose and mouth.
The easiest way for the dust to get inside your body is through your nose and mouth. Because of this, it is important to remove the dirt and dust in your nasal cavity by washing your nose after you have gone out of your house. Besides, you can choose an oral care product that helps eliminate bacteria accumulated in your mouth to reduce and prevent irritation caused by dust such as coughs and sore throat.
6. Get enough sleep
We can build immunity bytaking care of yourself. You can be healthy and strong as you want to be by getting sufficient sleep. For good sleep, doctors and experts advise to follow the biological clock of the body. By going to bed at 10pm, the body can release various hormones, such as growth hormones, at full efficiency. In addition, for good quality sleep, you should sleep continuously for 7-8 hours to prep the body to combat the threats that can come with the tiny dust.
7. Health supplements to boost immunity
Finally, you cannot forget to strengthen your body from the inside. Besides eating healthy foods that are beneficial to the body, you can supplement your body with food that contains high vitamin C andantioxidants to help protect your body against free radicals and strengthen your immunity. With this being said, boost your body with antioxidants frombeyonde Maqui Plus, a health supplement that contains high vitamin C (from Maqui berries and 11 other superfruits), which provides superb antioxidants of up to 249,225 units/bottle.
When we cannot avoid or eliminate the enemies like PM2.5, you must learn to take care and protect yourself from the tiny dust particles. It’s time to beat back the worries and say hello to good health.
Because our health cannot be bought or replaced, it’s time to give your body an extra care. With love and care from…aviance.
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