Could pollution be damaging my skin?
Expert tips to protect your skin from pollutants
The quick answer is yes!
Pollution is bad for the planet and your skin, especially if you’re a city dweller.
Repeated or prolonged exposure to pollutants can negatively affect your skin, potentially leading to faster skin aging, acne, and inflammatory conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
Sadly, it’s difficult to avoid pollution – but you can do something about the damage it can cause.
Top up your natural antioxidants
Our skin has a natural antioxidant defense system that protects us from damaging free radicals – but airborne pollutants deplete antioxidants.
Maintaining antioxidant levels will help maintain your skin’s natural defense system.
The most effective antioxidants for skin are:
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
Keep yourself hydrated inside and out
Drink lots of water and use water-based skincare products that keep your body and skin hydrated. For example, aloe vera gel can be an excellent addition to your skincare regimen. Aloe vera is a natural moisturizer that keeps your skin hydrated inside and out.
It provides long-lasting moisturization while calming irritated skin. As a result, you'll feel refreshed all day long.
Don’t forget your sunscreen
Harmful UV (ultraviolet) rays are one of the biggest environmental stressors. Make sure you never expose your skin to the sun without applying sunscreen with adequate SPF (at least 30).
Never skip your skincare routine
Create a simple skincare routine for morning and night, and stick to it. Morning skincare creates a barrier against pollutants, and the night regime prevents them from penetrating the epidermal layer.
Use high-frequency therapy
Receiving the right (or prevention) treatment at the right time can help maintain healthy skin.
The high-frequency facial can help treat and prevent stubborn pimples, reduce the appearance of aging signs, fade dark circles, and rejuvenate your skin's glow.
Use it 3-4 times a week to keep your skin healthy and look glowing.
Pollution is a big threat to our skin.
So follow our recommendations and live an environmentally friendly lifestyle to restore our planet and skin's natural beauty while we still have time.