KEIKO Beauty column by Keiko Iwanaga, a beautician with over 40 years of experience. Collaboration with Dr.Oike opens a new frontier of beauty.
1-46. Anti-aging for appearance
Skin is a mirror of internal organs, and the beauty of internal organs is proportional to the beauty of appearance.
Dr. Hidekazu Yamada, a researcher in the field of anti-aging, writes in his book,
“The skin is a mirror of the internal organs, and also a mirror of the mind.”
When you have a cold, lack sleep, or under stress, your skin becomes rough because your immune system becomes unstable and your skin loses its resistance to ultraviolet rays and air pollutants.
Taking good care of your physical condition on a daily basis will keep your internal organs and mind healthy by maintaining a healthy immune system, which in turn will lead to a beautiful appearance.
Exercise is an essential part of maintaining a healthy immune system.
Muscle training in particular is said to help activate the brain, improve the functioning of internal organs, and maintain a healthy mind.
Also, in order to maintain the immune system of the skin, it is important to replenish plenty of moisture through daily skin care, which is the basis of youthful skin.
Before you focus to moisturize, make sure you retain water first.
There are several types of immune cells in epidermal cells that catch irritation from outside and block unwanted foreign substances.
Langerhans cells are the key among them.
Providing plenty of moisture through daily skincare and regulating the Langerhans cells will improve the barrier function and lead to beautiful skin.
If the immune system is regulated by sleep, diet, and exercise, the skin’s immune system will also be healthy, leading to anti-aging.
And it’s also very effective for anti-infective measures, which are very important now.