Skin And The City: 5 Tips To Protect Your Skin From Pollution


From SPF to anti-pollution mist, we’ve got everything you need to know about protecting your skin from pollution!

It seems like the world around us is on a mission to damage our skin (as much as I love you Sun, you are the enemy here). It’s not just UV rays we have to be careful of, environmental pollution is another real threat to healthy, radiant skin. Never fear, with this arsenal of skin protecting tips, your skin will remain in the best condition it can be.

Protect yourself against pollution
If you are a career girl living in a big City, have you ever considered how much pollution is in the air and how it could be affecting your skin? It’s a scary thought, so when I found out about REN’s Flash Defence Anti-Pollution Mist, I was instantly sold. A transparent mist packed with ingredients like Biosaccharide Gum to shield your skin while Zinc and Manganese Amino Acids protect you from oxidative stress, this product will become your anti-pollution best friend.

Don’t get me wrong, I love basking in the Sun but I never forget to slap on the SPF because it is so incredibly important! Need I mention skin cancer, but those pesky UV rays can darken skin discoloration and prematurely age your skin. Discover more skincare secrets in this article!

Detoxify and defend your skin
We all want smoother, more hydrated and glowing skin. But if you’re anything like me, all those chemicals confuse me. Jurlique is a brand that believes in organic ingredients, their Herbal Recovery Advanced Serum contains a combination of 15 bio-Intrinsic botanical extracts that delivers powerful antioxidant results and revitalizes your skin’s recovery cycle all natural. You can also try out this organic mask to detox your skin.

Anti-age the fine lines away
Get to know retinol because it is one of the few ingredients, which can actually reduce the signs of aging, stimulates collagen production and promotes all things rejuvenation. Verso’s Day Cream with Retinol 8 is one of my firm faves because it is gentle in its formulation and leaves my skin feeling plumper and less oily. Learn more about the ingredients in your skincare here!

If you know your skin care, I don’t need to tell you to cleanse. But in case you didn’t get the memo, cleansing at the beginning and end of the day is the main way to achieve clear, balanced skin and remove dirt from pollution build-up.

For those that suffer from the dreaded T-zone oil slick and struggle with impurities, a deep cleansing pore strip is a great thing to use occasionally to really get into those pores. Anatomicals World Pore 3 Deep Cleansing Nose, Chin + Forehead Strips are the perfect blackhead annihilator. Read our article on how to kiss goodbye to clogged pores for more advice. 

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Photography Camille Valbusa. Location: Hoxton Holborn London

  • RobynLouiiise

    Such great tips! Commuting in and out of London everyday I can definitely feel the difference in my skin, especially on those high smog days! Clearly just a SPF isn’t enough.

    Thank you.

    Robyn | RobynLouiiise

  • Camille Beygui

    Great post

  • StarsCollide

    Great article!

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