Have you ever noticed how sometimes your complexion feels out of whack, like it’s acting out? No matter what you do, you just can’t seem to get it to behave! Well, the reason could be a hidden danger - Pollution.
Pollution can cause major damage to our skin if we don’t take the proper steps to protect ourselves. That’s why we’re going to explain three ways that pollution can harm your skin and what you can do about it!
Most of us are aware of the dangers posed by UVB exposure from the sun (i.e., sunburn), but many people aren’t aware that UVA rays can be just as damaging. These rays go deeper into our skin than UVB rays and cause something called “oxidative stress”, which speeds ip the formation of wrinkles, fine lines, and general signs of aging.
Unfortunately, air pollution increases UVA exposure, making it even more important for us to use sunscreen on a daily basis—even when it’s cloudy outside. On top of that, antioxidants can help prevent this “oxidative stress” and help keep your skin healthy and protected from UVA rays!
Loss Of Hydration
Pollution particles in the air can strip moisture away from our skin—causing dehydration, flakiness, and fine lines—especially in areas with high levels of air pollutants such as smog or smoke from factories or automobiles.
To combat this effect, make sure you are drinking plenty of water and using moisturizers with ultra-hydrating ingredients. Things like Shea Butter and Cocoa Butter will do an amazing job at helping you keep your skin moisturized and soft!
Increased Irritation And Redness
The more pollution in the air, the bigger your chances are at seeing a little redness and irritation in your complexion. Our skin wasn’t made to come into contact with all those harmful chemicals, so you can probably understand why you need to protect yourself from them!
A great way to help keep your skin from getting irritated by pollution is to cleanse your whole face twice a day. Washing away all that yucky build-up of chemicals will help keep your face fresh and clean!
Pollution has become an undeniable part of modern life—but that doesn't mean we have to let it take its toll on our skin! By taking these proactive steps you can minimize the damage done by environmental pollutants while still looking your best!