The latest buzzword – Anti Pollution
Fact: the sun is the biggest aggressor when it comes to ageing your skin, but are you aware that the second biggest culprit to age your skin is pollution. Here is why anti pollution is the latest buzzword.
What is pollution doing to your skin?
Particular matter in pollution has already been shown to increase those bad harmful free radicals in the air. These air borne free radicals can clog your pores, compromise the skin’s protective barrier, decrease the skin’s production of collagen, cause hyperpigmentation and damage DNA. Are you getting the picture here?
What super heroes are going to protect your skin against pollution?
This is where the antioxidants step in…powerful antioxidants which will interact with these free radicals whilst they are in the air. These then protect your skin before these bad guys cause havoc to your skin cells.
Using antioxidant rich moisturisers is like putting an environmental protector on your skin which is shielding your skin against further environmental stress and also reversing pollution damage and sun damage that has already been done.
Remember those of us who live in the city where pollution is at it’s worst, must have a super duper skincare routine complete with antioxidants and lots of other skin replenishing ingredients.
How can you know which ingredients are antioxidants?
Look for the likes of vitamin A, vitamin B3 (niacin), vitamin C, vitamin E, green tea extract, resveratrol, red algae (seaweed extract), açai berry extract, rosehip seed oil, red tea extract, co-enzyme Q10, strawberry oil ….to name but a few.
What should you be doing in your skincare to fight against pollution?
1. Cleanse thoroughly in the evening to ensure you get all the grime off – double cleanse if you can. We ❤️ Revitalizing Cleanser
2. Use a super serum that is packed full of antioxidants. Vitamin A is a good one to use in the evening but remember to take it slow with vitamin A and build up tolerance. Vitamin C is a good serum to use during the daytime We ❤️ Smart Retinol
3. Good moisturisers for daytime will keep your skin’s protective barrier healthy. Should contain a powerhouse combination of antioxidants and skin nourishing ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, lipids or ceramides and peptides. We ❤️ Essential Moisture
4. Never forget the SPF which will protect against the UVA and UVB damaging rays. We ❤️ Tinted SPF
What happens to your skin when you use powerful antioxidants?
Not only are you combatting the effects of pollution using antioxidants. But the added benefits of glowing and younger looking skin. Woohoo! This is what happens as a result of using antioxidant-rich skincare.
Know that antioxidants are anti-inflammatory, calm stressed out skin and begin to freshen-up so that your skin starts to feel firmer, more even skin tone and lines and wrinkles definitively visibly soften.
Pro tip: Combine several and more antioxidants in your skincare products. A good start would be a good time released Retinol in the evening, Vitamin C during the daytime.