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The Importance of Blood Circulation in Maintaining Good Skin Conditions

Many women are constantly in search of skin care products that will make their bare skin look more supple and radiant, instead of looking dry and sallow. However, they are likely to fail continuously if all they do is rely on cosmetic creams, because skin conditions are usually reflective of one’s health, particularly in relation to blood circulation.

After all, blood is the main substance that brings oxygen and important nutrients throughout the body. Otherwise, imbalances and disruptions in organ function would take place, of which the first signs are manifested by symptoms of poor blood circulation. Such as, but not limited to dry skin, hair loss, brittle nails, slow healing wounds or sores, cold hands and feet, digestive problems and in some cases, poor memory.

Unless the skin cells receive the right amount of oxygen and nutrients delivered by way of blood circulation, external creams will have little effect in making one’s complexion radiate with health. Poor blood circulation can deprive the integumentary system of vitamins and minerals in maintaining skin health, which serves as protection against both external and internal toxins.

Even cosmetic companies have been studying the relationship between blood circulation and skin conditions.

Dermatological Study Highlights the Link between Blood Circulation and Skin Conditions

A dermatological research study presented by Japanese firm Kao Corporation in the 2019 Japanese Society for Anti-Aging Medicine’s 19th Scientific Meeting, presented findings that the blood flow in capillaries can influence the condition of the skin. The findings explained why people who have higher capability to regulate blood flow when reacting to environmental changes appear to have less dry skin.

Capillaries are the smaller group of blood vessels that aid in the distribution of blood throughout the body. They are the extensions of the veins and arteries, since they branch out as links to tissues and cells during the blood circulation process. The capillaries more than just deliver oxygen and nutrients but also remove waste matter out of the tissues. Such findings also explain why poor blood flow can cause itchy skin, rashes and other skin disorders, as toxins in tissues tend to build up.

However, Kao Corporation’s R&D lab admits that further research is necessary, as the lab is still encountering problems in visualizing and measuring the super fine capillaries. Mainly because they are difficult to recognize amidst the surrounding tissues. The lab researchers said that much has to be learned in order to apply the in-depth knowledge about the functions of capillaries in blood circulation, in their bid to formulate a revolutionary skin care product.

In the meantime, anyone looking for ways to improve their skin conditions should not forego the importance of proper nutrition, regular exercise and a healthy lifestyle in exchange for creams and other skin care products. They would be better off by taking supplements that will increase their intake of nutrients like nitric oxide, as this gas nutrient promotes vasodilation that can help improve blood circulation.