If you live or work in an urban area and want to start taking better care of your skin’s health, perhaps anti-pollution skincare is for you.
There are plenty of products on the market tailored to help you fight back. And although you might have thought it’s a fleeting trend, anti-pollution skincare should now be an essential part of your routine.
What Is Anti-Pollution Skincare?
Anti-pollution skincare usually falls into two categories; protecting and repairing. As the name suggests, the former will help to build a resistance to free radicals that can penetrate deep into the lower layers of your skin.
Skincare products that will help you to protect your skin from these pollutants include anything rich in antioxidants - the free radical fighters. Antioxidants can be consumed in your daily diet and are often found in vitamin-rich foods such as fruit, vegetables and nuts. But you can - and should - also add them to your skincare routine regularly to help combat oxidative stress. If you want to protect your skin in advance from exposure to free radicals and pollution, try finding an antioxidant packed face moisturiser.
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!
The Major Hydrator by James + Jake is a great all-rounder because it contains a serious dose of vitamin E, camellia oil and pomegranate extract - all of which help to protect the skin’s cells. If you work in a heavily polluted environment like London or any built up area, taking care of your skin to help it repair is important. While you can increase your antioxidants for protection, you may also want to address issues such as free radical exposure, sun damage and dehydration after they have reached your skin. The first and most important step for this would be to cleanse your skin, removing the dirt and bacteria you’ve collected throughout the day. Then you might want to consider a reviving, resurfacing face exfoliator. These are great for removing dead skin layers to reveal fresher, brighter, healthier skin. But what many people don’t tell you is that they are also great for digging out the unwanted debris (albeit in small molecules) of grime that sits on the skin after a day in the big smoke. Finish with an antioxidant rich mask that not only repairs but rehydrates - we recommend the City Recovery Mineral Mask.
Fashions Finest Review:
“For the price tag, you get a surprisingly high end product. The fragrance isn’t overpowering but soothes the skin as you’d hope for after a long day. We like the non greasy texture but high absorption. Would make a very cool gift for him.”
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