You may not have realized it, but all those cars, buses and factories you see as you walk through the city aren’t just bad for the environment, they are bad for your skin. Certain airborne particles, created by pollution, can actually penetrate your skin. Once in your skin, they break down your skin’s lipid layer, which will cause increased inflammation, loss of collagen, dehydration, and a reduction in cell turnover. However, all is not lost. By making simple changes to your skincare routine, you can reduce the effects of pollution on your skin.
Start by looking at products with antioxidants and probiotics. The antioxidants are known to combat signs of aging, dullness, and wrinkles, while the probiotics will increase the production of vital protection cells in your skin, making it healthier and less prone to damage from the pollutants. Also, look for products with Vitamin A, Vitamin E or minerals, such as zinc or copper.
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