Unless you’re lucky enough to be a full-time countryside bumpkin, your skin is probably being exposed to excess pollution on the regs – without you even realising.
Pollution in the air, caused by things such as industrial output, car exhausts and cigarette smoke, can cause absolute havoc on our skin quicker than we can cleanse it. We're talking dehydration, redness, sensitivity, loss of radiance and more - the struggle is real!
Particles in pollution, which can be up to 20 times smaller than pores, can easily infiltrate our skin going further than the surface into the epidermis which could lead to premature aging of the skin. No thanks!
Once the particles are in the skin, they turn into something called free radicals. Free radicals are very unstable molecules which attach themselves to a healthy molecule. Then that unstable pair attach themselves to another healthy cell and so on and so on. The result of this misbehaviour is damaged and unhealthy skin.
How Can I Protect My Skin from Pollution?
Although we cannot completely avoid pollution, especially if you live in city, we can use anti-pollution products to create a barrier on our skin to prevent unwanted free radical invasions. This protection comes from a special ingredient that we can’t get enough of – antioxidants!
Antioxidants to The Rescue
Antioxidants are chilled out, stable cells that calm down the craziness caused by unstable free radicals.
Our bodies naturally produce antioxidants, and they are present in lots of healthy foods such as blueberries, raspberries and strawberries, but incorporating antioxidant-rich skincare into your everyday routine is a great way to support the health maintenance of cells, and therefor our skin.
Anti-Pollution Skincare to Add to Your Routine…
In order to combat damage caused by pollution particles, it’s important to add a step into your skincare routine. We love these anti-pollution products to keep our complexion glowing: