How to Protect Your Skin from Environmental Pollution
Urban pollution has a cumulative negative effect on the skin. The air can be full of free radicals that attack the skin's protective barrier and cause havoc.
Many problems related to the skin, such as lack of luminosity, open pores, redness, sensitivity and even acne, can be caused or worsened by free radicals. This oxidative damage and inflammation in the skin can also accelerate aging.
Action Plan: 3 Basic Steps that Can Help Protect Your Skin
To fight against pollution, the three steps of cleansing, exfoliating and hydrating are indispensable.
Cleansing is key to removing irritating particles. For this, it is a good idea to perform a daily cleansing. Opt for gentle and moisturizing cleansers, like our Hand & Body Wash. Avoid cleansers that strip the skin of its natural oil too much.
Gentle exfoliation helps to eliminate more stubborn grime on the skin. Use our Sugar Body Scrub with Chardonnay grape seed antioxidants and vitamin E. We recommend you to exfoliate at least twice a week.
A good moisturizer that protects the skin is also key to preventing damage from pollution. Besides hydration that a good formula would provide, your moisturizer should also contain natural antioxidants to fight free radicals, strengthening your skin’s defenses and moisture barrier. We highly recommend our Body Moisturizer, which doubles as a hand cream as well.
Finally, fill your house with plants. A NASA study found that vegetation can purify the air in our homes. Plants such Barberton Daisy, Aloe Vera, English Ivy among others are all very efficient at removing pollutants from the air.
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