The One Skin Problem We All Suffer From – And How To Fix It

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The latest buzz in the beauty word is polluaging. Coined to describe the damaging effect pollution has on your skin, and with pollution levels on the rise, this could be the one thing affecting your dreams of perfect skin. Not only does pollution clog your pores and cause more blemishes, it ages your skin. The Chinese Dermatologist Association found that those living in highly polluted areas age 10 times faster than those who live in the countryside.

If that wasn’t a wake-up call to clean up our air, I don’t know what is. So what can you do besides lobbying the government to restrict pollution levels? Protect your skin, of course!

Step one: Find out how bad it really is

Luckily, there’s a handy pollution index available. That not only tells you how polluted your air is, but what the dominant pollutant is. Head over to the Skin Pollution Index and enter your address. The results might shock you.

Include a cleansing device like the FOREO Luna Mini 2 in your normal skincare routine if you want to reclaim perfect skin, it removes 99.9% of dirt and will remove all that grime that comes from pollution and help you reclaim that perfect skin. Buy it here.

Step two: Get serious about saving your skin

Dermatologist Dr. Mervyn Patterson told the Evening Standard, “The dream of a perfect complexion is over for those living and working in traffic-polluted areas unless they take steps to protect their skin now. Unless people do more to protect their skin they will end up wearing the pollution on their faces in 10 years’ time.” Terrifying right? So what can we do to stop that?

REN Anti-Pollution Mist should be the first thing in your handbag in the morning. One quick spritz refreshes and sets your makeup while forming an invisible barrier on your skin against pollution, you can top it up as the day goes by too! Buy it here.

Step three: Keep pollution in mind

When you buy skincare products, look for anti-pollution benefits, unfortunately living and working in the city has its drawbacks, and pollution is one of them. Caudalie specially developed a serum for women who have been exposed to UV, pollution, and other harmful environmental aggressors. It’s lightweight, smells amazing, and will undo all that damage we didn’t know we were doing! Buy it here.

Step four: Get away from the city

Every so often it’s nice to take a break and go somewhere out of the city, let your skin breathe in the natural air and treat yourself to a rich cream that protects and nourishes your skin. Always use sunscreen as part of your skincare routine, even when it’s overcast, to protect your skin against pollution and UV rays you can’t see. Aesop’s body lotion has SPF50 built in, and it’s nourishing, protecting, and soft. I like to use it on my face every day. Buy it here.

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What are the pollution levels like where you live? Share with us in the comments below!


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photo via Collage Vintage

 

The latest buzz in the beauty word is polluaging. Coined to describe the damaging effect pollution has on your skin, and with pollution levels on the rise, this could be the one thing affecting your dreams of perfect skin. Not only does pollution clog your pores and cause more blemishes, it ages your skin. The Chinese Dermatologist Association found that those living in highly polluted areas age 10 times faster than those who live in the countryside.

If that wasn’t a wake-up call to clean up our air, I don’t know what is. So what can you do besides lobbying the government to restrict pollution levels? Protect your skin, of course!

Step one: Find out how bad it really is

Luckily, there’s a handy pollution index available. That not only tells you how polluted your air is, but what the dominant pollutant is. Head over to the Skin Pollution Index and enter your address. The results might shock you.

Include a cleansing device like the FOREO Luna Mini 2 in your normal skincare routine if you want to reclaim perfect skin, it removes 99.9% of dirt and will remove all that grime that comes from pollution and help you reclaim that perfect skin. Buy it here.

Step two: Get serious about saving your skin

Dermatologist Dr. Mervyn Patterson told the Evening Standard, “The dream of a perfect complexion is over for those living and working in traffic-polluted areas unless they take steps to protect their skin now. Unless people do more to protect their skin they will end up wearing the pollution on their faces in 10 years’ time.” Terrifying right? So what can we do to stop that?

REN Anti-Pollution Mist should be the first thing in your handbag in the morning. One quick spritz refreshes and sets your makeup while forming an invisible barrier on your skin against pollution, you can top it up as the day goes by too! Buy it here.

Step three: Keep pollution in mind

When you buy skincare products, look for anti-pollution benefits, unfortunately living and working in the city has its drawbacks, and pollution is one of them. Caudalie specially developed a serum for women who have been exposed to UV, pollution, and other harmful environmental aggressors. It’s lightweight, smells amazing, and will undo all that damage we didn’t know we were doing! Buy it here.

Step four: Get away from the city

Every so often it’s nice to take a break and go somewhere out of the city, let your skin breathe in the natural air and treat yourself to a rich cream that protects and nourishes your skin. Always use sunscreen as part of your skincare routine, even when it’s overcast, to protect your skin against pollution and UV rays you can’t see. Aesop’s body lotion has SPF50 built in, and it’s nourishing, protecting, and soft. I like to use it on my face every day. Buy it here.

LET’S CHAT

What are the pollution levels like where you live? Share with us in the comments below!


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