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Skin Health: Unraveling the Effects of Air Pollutants and Herbal Remedies

Explore the potential of herbal medicines as protectors against inflammation and oxidative stress.

Prof Lee explores the impact of air pollutants on skin health, identifying airborne particles as inducers of inflammation and reactive oxygen species formation.

Markers like IL-1beta, IL-6, TNF-alpha, and MMP proteins gauge skin inflammatory stages. Hormonal changes, particularly decreased estrogen after 25 years, contribute to oxidative stress and aging.

Prof Lee suggests herbal medicines, including fetal estrogen, can counteract these effects. Photoaging, driven by sunlight and radiation, plays a critical role. The study assesses UVA and UVB protection values of herbs against skin damage, emphasizing their potential anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.

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Clinical Drug Development of Chinese Herbal Medicine

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