City Life – Do You Know Pollution Accelerates Skin Aging?


Are you staying in urban area? If you do, then your skin will probably need more extra care than those staying in rural area.

It is inevitable that your skin will suffer as a result of pollution, particularly if you live or work in an urban area. You can, however, incorporate specially formulated anti-pollution products, which strengthen the skin’s defences, into your beauty programme.

The effects of pollution

If you live in an urban environment, your skin’s outer layer changes. This is because the micro-particles of pollution in the air work as oxidants. Exposed to various kinds of smoke and gases, your cells become sluggish and produce collagen of inferior quality, your skin loses its vitality, starts to sag and ages prematurely. Hence the importance of anti-pollution care.

Minimize the effects of pollution 

Shield yourself from pollution. The key is to find and use antioxidant substances. Vitamins A and C are the best-known sources to contain properties that strengthen the skin’s defences. Green tea, white tea and grapeseed extract are chockfull of anti-oxidants too. It is best to choose creams which claim to offer a ‘shield’ against pollution and stimulate the production of collagen.

And probably your best friend of all is your regular night time cleansing ritual. There are also many supplements that will help you fight free-radical damage from the inside out.

Free radicals unleashed by air pollution

Free radicals not only be generated during sun exposure but as well as by cigarette smoke, environmental pollutants, chemicals, and other toxins. The way to combat free-radical damage is with anti-oxidants. They have the ability to prevent the free radicals’ chemical reactions from occurring in and harming the skin. The way they work on the skin is to interfere with these chemical reactions thereby stopping them from taking place. 


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