Are you worried about getting wrinkles? Do you want to maintain the youthful-looking appearance of the skin, for as long as it is possible? If you have answered with yes to either one of these two questions, you should definitely keep on reading this article. You might not be aware of this for a fact, but the truth is that, apart from the damage done by sun exposure, environmental pollution is a major contributor to the premature aging of the skin. This is one of the main factors that can cause wrinkles to appear, but the good news is that there are plenty of ways to fight such aggressive factors.
#1 Oil-Based Cleanser
The cleanser is one of the main products to include in your daily skincare routine, allowing you to clean any impurities and excess sebum accumulated on the surface of the skin. If you want to remove the micro-pollution particles as well, it is recommended to opt for an oil-based cleanser. This cleanses the skin to perfection, leaving it soft and smooth at the same time. Moreover, it contains plenty of active ingredients, such as vitamin C, turmeric and hydroxy acids, contributing to the youthful appearance of the skin.
#2 Magnetic Mask Kit
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If you are looking for a unique way to fight pollution at the level of the skin, the magnetic mask kit is the ideal choice for you. The facial mask is applied just like any other mask, having a pore-minimizing effect and also nourishing properties (thanks to active ingredients, such as vitamins C and E). The interesting part is the removal of the mask, this being achieved with the help of a magnet wand. Thus, your skin is left rejuvenated and refreshed at the same time.
#3 Serum-Suspended Pearls
The serum-suspended pearls are an innovation of the skincare industry, allowing you to fight pollution in the most efficient manner. When applied at the level of the skin, they create a protective matrix, one that will protect you against environmental pollutants. The serum also contains active ingredients with skin-brightening properties, such as vitamin C and golden caviar, which has a firming effect at the level of the skin. Thanks to these active ingredients, you can finally say goodbye to dull and/or tired skin, as well as to brown spots.
The right sunscreen can protect you not only against the damage done by the sun but also against the one caused by environmental pollution. For this reason, it is recommended to opt for a hydrating sunscreen, which also has antioxidants as active ingredients. Such products often contain active enzymes, which stimulate the skin to repair themselves and polymers, which create a protective film against pollution particles. The higher the SPF, the better your skin is going to be protected, so opt for SPF 50 (sunscreen with titanium oxide and zinc oxide).
#5 Exfoliant Powder
By using the exfoliant powder on a daily basis, you will give your skin the best possible protection against environmental pollution. On one hand, it contains charcoal, which can absorb micro-particles of pollution, preventing the premature aging of the skin. On the other hand, it contains a number of active ingredients, such as tar fruit extract, niacinamide and red algae; these have a protective effect at the level of the skin. The exfoliant powder often contains hydroxy acids, which have a smoothing effect.
#6 Hydrating Overnight Oil
If you are serious about fighting the damage done by environmental pollution, you should give the hydrating overnight oil a chance. You should apply the product right before going to bed, allowing it to work its magic overnight. Thanks to active ingredients, such as antioxidants, it counteracts the damage done by polluting particles and it hydrates the skin to perfection. Moreover, by acting throughout the entire night, it restores the moisture barrier of the skin.
#7 Hydrating Lotion
From a certain age, hydrating lotions become essential products to have and to use. They keep the skin hydrated, preventing the loss of moisture (which can make aging signs more obvious). With regard to protection against environmental pollution, it is recommended to choose a hydrating lotion that is also rich in antioxidants. This can keep the skin hydrated and, at the same time, it can create a protective layer, blocking the micro-particles of pollution.
#8 Face Oil & Serum Combo
A product that combines the properties of a face oil and serum is ideal for the fight against environmental pollution. In general, it is recommended to choose a product that contains natural active ingredients, such as beech bud extract and babassu oil. Keep in mind that many of these products are rich in antioxidants so that they can help you fight the damage done by free radicals and micro-particles of pollution. The best moment to apply this product is in the morning, right before going to bed (protection throughout the entire day).
#9 Anti-Pollution Overnight Mask
We all love overnight facial masks, as these are easy to use and they work their magic while we are taking our beauty sleep. An anti-pollution overnight mask is even better, as it will help the skin to heal and rejuvenate itself.
Thanks to a number of active ingredients, such as cilantro and orange extract, it will also make the skin more resilient to aggressive factors, such as environmental pollution. Used on a regular basis, it restores the protective barrier of the skin and protects against further damage, being rich in antioxidants.
#10 Anti-Pollution Mist
The anti-pollution mist can be one of the most efficient weapons against environmental pollution. It can create a protective film at the level of the skin, reducing the risk of damage (protection against smog, car exhaust fumes, and other aggressive factors). Many of these products also contain antioxidants, being able to protect the skin and ensure the necessary detoxification. On a long-term basis, it is one of the best products to include in your skincare routine.
Pollution is a factor that can contribute to the aging process of the skin, without us even being aware of such changes. It can cause premature aging, with fine lines and wrinkles being among the first noticeable signs. As you have seen, there are plenty of products that you can use, to counteract the damage done by environmental pollution and maintain the youthful appearance of the skin. Be sure to give all of them a try and convince yourself of their efficiency.
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