The Truth About How Pollution Is Affecting Your Skin

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The biggest organ in the body is the skin, and how it responds to its environment is greatly influenced by it. Our skin is prone to environmental stress and harm, including pollution, UV radiation, hot or cold temperatures, and climate.

Since so many of us live in bustling cities and urban areas, it's critical to make sure your skincare regimen shields your skin from the stresses of daily urban life.

Air pollutants, often known as particulate matter (PM), such as soot, dust, or smoke, as well as even smaller specks that are invisible to the bare eyes, are among the many variables that skin must deal with. They come from air pollution, heating, industrial emissions, and roads, notably diesel engines.

When you consider all of these elements, together with how frequently we come into contact with them on a daily basis, you can see how damaging pollution is to our skin.

How Is The Skin Affected By Pollution?

In addition to making your skin feel dirty on the outside, several chemicals associated with pollution particles have the ability to pass through the skin's layers and produce what's known as oxidative stress, which can erode the skin's protective barrier and result in inflammation. If your skin is not protected and your exposure to these particles is high, this could cause wrinkles, uneven skin tone, dullness, and skin pigmentation issues, all of which are early indicators of ageing. Since they already have a compromised skin barrier, people with sensitive skin types and those with inflammatory skin conditions like eczema are more vulnerable to the impacts of air pollution. This makes it even more crucial to protect your skin. 

How Do You Protect Your Skin From Pollution?

Unfortunately, there is no way for women in cities and those who live in urban areas to escape air pollution completely, so it is vital to use skincare that may help guard against its effects on our skin and prevent premature skin ageing.

We want women to treat air pollution with utmost seriousness, making sure their skincare routine provides them with the greatest available remedy.

We suggest investing in cleansers that will thoroughly remove dirt and impurities while not stripping the skin. Our Gentle Foam Citrus Cleanser With Green Tea cleans, rejuvenates, and clarifies the skin to give it a feeling of freshness. This cleanser removes impurities and leaves skin feeling clean right down to the pores.

We also suggest incorporating antioxidants which include vitamins E & C, and Green Tea Extract to help fight free radicals on the skin's surface layers. Our Vitamin C Anti-Aging Serum does the best job for this.