We all love the hustle and bustle of city life – particularly this time of year when you can go to Christmas markets, buy Christmas gifts and generally take in the festive atmosphere. It’s such a fun and exhilarating environment but, unfortunately, it’s pretty unhealthy for your skin.
How Does Pollution Affect Your Skin?
You’ve probably heard me talk about ‘environmental aggressors’ before now. Well, these refer to all the pollutants that can harm your skin, including traffic fumes, cigarette smoke and UV light from electronic devices and artificial lighting. All of these aggressors let off highly unstable molecules (known as ‘free radicals’) which can damage the natural protective barrier of your skin.
With that barrier down, the collagen and lipids in your skin (which are responsible for keeping your skin plump and hydrated) break down. That’s when your skin starts to feel dry, to look dull and break out into spots. It also causes early ageing. Let’s be honest, it’s not a great situation.
What’s The Solution?
For most of us, avoiding polluted cities isn’t really an option. So, to keep your skin looking healthy despite the dirt and grime you encounter every day, you need to use an anti-pollution exfoliator. Luckily for you, the Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant will do the trick wonderfully.