The Effects of Pollution on Skin and How to Stay Protected

It’s real and it’s affecting our complexion and wrinkle formation. 

The danger of pollution is among the most talked about topics in our society today. Its effects are often mentioned with what it does to our nature and the environment that surrounds us. What we don’t sometimes realize is the danger and negative effects it causes to our skin. Now, more than ever, people are becoming aware of the consequences it has on our skin and the importance of keeping our skin protected against the formation of free-radicals. The smog, car emissions, dirt and other effects of pollution are all being absorbed deep into layers of our skin, especially for those living in large cities around the world. These factors directly affect the skin with premature aging, wrinkle and pigment spot formation, in some cases it can even cause skin cancer. The way these harmful pollutants affect the nature around us is also reflected on our skin. As these pollutant particles penetrate into our skin, it causes inflammation, dehydration and cellular skin breakage, which in turn causes loss of collagen, elasticity, and firmness. As a result, free radicals are created in our skin which tries to destroy the healthy cells and break down collagen formation.

How to stay protected

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  • Detoxify & Cleanse

    Since walking outside, especially when living in the city, is unavoidable it is crucial to detoxify and clean the skin daily. We suggest using a botanical all-natural cleanser as you want to stay away from any more chemically induced products. It is important to wash your face in the morning but even more so at night after a long day. By cleansing your face you wash away all the negative topical bacteria that tries to penetrate into your skin and break down healthy cells. It is also important to stay hydrated by drinking water throughout the day and keep your diet rich in nutrient to further detoxify your body from the inside out.

  • Nourish & Protect

    After a long day being exposed to the harmful effect of pollution, your skin needs nourishment. After cleansing it is important to apply an anti-oxidant, Vitamin C filled serum to your skin in order to nourish it and also protect it from further damage. Antioxidants are the key ingredient towards fighting free radicals and eliminating them from your skin. This applies both to skin and the body and therefore it is important to keep an anti-oxidant rich diet as well. Antioxidants are proven to effectively prevent and reduce free-radical damage. They also act as a preventative layer further damage. A rich face serum with such properties will act as a layer of the skin protecting it from damage.

  • Hydrate & Repair

    Before going to bed it is important to moisturize your skin with a nutrient and anti-oxidant rich moisturizer to replenish and repair while sleeping. Since your skin recovers and does all the work while you sleep it is important to give it that extra fuel to work with. A rich moisturizer will help the skin recover and give it enough moisture to build collagen and repair any damage done during the day. It is equally crucial to also moisturize your lips as they are the most absorbent part of your face. Be sure to use an all-natural hemp oil based lip balm to protect and moisturize all at once. Don’t forget sleep is important for cell formation, so be sure to get in your proper hours of sleep.

As we try to battle with the effects of pollution, it is necessary to stay protected and take proper care of our skin that suffers from these consequences. Keep in mind that the right nutrient-rich skin routine can help prevent the damage but it’s equally important to stay healthy from within as well.

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