In pre-historic times the earth’s atmosphere contained oxygen levels of up to 35%. Today, thanks to the Industrial Revolution and deforestation, that number has decreased to approximately 21% and in some major cities as low as 17%!
Oxygen is vital to the survival of every cell in our body. In fact, the average human can survive weeks without food, days without water, yet only minutes without oxygen. Oxygen has incredible regenerative powers. Physicians have used oxygen for decades to treat burns, gangrene, and other wounds. High concentrations of oxygen help to trigger the body’s natural healing functions and viruses, fungal infections, and the bacteria that cause acne cannot live in an oxygen rich environment.
Oxygen provides energy to our cells and is essential in cell metabolism. It is essential to maintain your cellular function and repair. Oxygen is needed to promote _ broblast proliferation and collagen production which is an essential part of the skin’s healing process. The availability of oxygen to skin tissues play an important and integral role in skin recovery.