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Like it or not, each of us gets older every day. But just because we are aging, doesn’t mean we have to look like it!
Some people combat the natural signs of aging by having plastic surgery. Others change what they eat. Still others get a makeover or a new hairstyle.
But our favorite way to look younger is to take long, deep breaths of fresh, clean air.
Access to clean air is why so many families trek to the mountains or the beach and other places where urban toxins cannot reach or are at much lower levels.
Access to clean air is also why some well-known celebrities build themselves oxygenated sleeping chambers and why thousands of Chinese citizens are now buying air bottled right here in Canada (in Banff, to be precise).
Of course, we know you can’t just up and move your family to Banff, and not everyone wants to go under the knife to turn back the clock a few years. Happily, there is another, much easier way to start looking younger right away.
Dry Skin? Clean Air Can Fix That!
Oh boy, can dry, itchy, scaly skin be miserable. What is worse, dry skin can also make you look exponentially older than your years. Often, topical aids such as creams and lotions just mask the underlying issue and can even make the discomfort grow.
Commonly, the root cause of dry, itchy skin and lips is too-dry air. While no one likes what excess humidity does to hair (frizz) or the body (sweat), with too little humidity, your skin will age right in front of your eyes.
In general, you should aim for a home and workplace humidity level year-round of between 30 and 50 percent. In very dry climates, this can be quite hard to pull off!
In these cases, portable or whole-room humidifiers can really ease dry skin and lips and restore that healthy, hydrated glow to both. Best of all, a humidifier can do it in just one day, and without you having to purchase any prohibitively priced anti-aging products!
Poor Complexion? Clean Air Can Fix That!
A casual visit to any local drug store quickly reveals just how many different complexion-clearing products are on the market today. A quick scan also serves as a handy reminder of how much many of these products will cost.
Unfortunately, so long as toxins are still present in the air you breathe, no amount of specialized complexion products will truly unclog pores, clear blemishes, even out skin tone, or equalize moisture and dryness.
In fact, in many cases, combining potent topical complexion-clearing products with toxic indoor air can make your skin problems worse rather than better.
Luckily, it is relatively easy to clean up the skin-aggravating toxins in your indoor air: just visit your utility closet. Your goal is to clear your shelves of commercial air fresheners, scented candles, and sprays, scrubs, liquids, and powders that are full of poisonous, unpronounceable chemicals.
Once this is accomplished, you can achieve the same deep cleaning with simple, natural helps such as baking soda, rubbing alcohol, white vinegar, pure water, lemon juice, essential oils, and even tea or coffee grounds. And your skin will begin to clear up on its own as the air it is continually in contact with becomes purer.
Red Eyes and Nose and Swollen Face? Clean Air Can Fix That!
Allergies can arise at any time—not just in the spring season when everything starts growing again. In fact, many more allergens are found in your indoor air all year long than will ever be found outdoors in a spring garden.
Some of the most common allergens are those many people actively cultivate and introduce into their indoor air supply at home or at work. Examples include dust, pet dander, tobacco smoke, commercial cleaning chemicals, craft supplies (paint, varnish, adhesives), mould and mildew, bacteria, and pest sprays.
For example, if you like to cuddle close to the family dog or cat as you fall asleep at night, but then you wake in the morning with itchy, red eyes and a runny nose, you don’t have to look far to see what might be triggering the issue.
The best way to combat these types of pervasive allergens that build up in your indoor air over time is to schedule an indoor air duct cleaning treatment. This treatment removes all of the dust and allergens that have built up inside your home or workplace air duct system over time.
It is essential to change your air filters at the same time this treatment gets done. For best results, choose a HEPA-rated air filter to clean out even the tiniest particulate toxins.
After having your air ducts cleaned and filter changed, it won’t take long before you wake up looking fresh-faced, wide-eyed, and suffused with a youthful glow again.
Contact Us for Air Purification Solutions That Really Work
All around the world, the air we rely on is getting less pure and thus unsafe. This means that air purification is an ongoing task and a responsibility for all of us.
The good news is, the health of your skin, lips, hair, and eyes are not the only improvements you will notice as you begin to work on cleaning up your indoor air at work and home. Your energy will increase. Your mood will improve. Your sleep will deepen. Your health will strengthen.
And you will love the image you see reflected back at you in the mirror.
For this reason, here at Clean Air Solutions Hamilton, we recommend taking the following steps in the order provided to achieve the cleanest, freshest, purest indoor air: