How to Protect Your Skin from Pollution ...

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One of the most damaging environmental factors for your skin is air pollution.

You can't see it so you don't know it's there but its invisibility is no measure of the number it can do on your skin.

When I lived in London and traveled the Tube, the grime that came off when I cleansed my face was horrendous compared to now, when I don't live in a massive urban area.

And, remember, it isn't just this grimy stuff - the gasses in the air don't do you any favors either.

You can't avoid it so you have to take measures to protect your skin from pollution to stave off those signs of early aging and suffer fewer breakouts.

1. Double Cleanse

Double Cleanse

One of the best ways to protect your skin from pollution is go through a double cleanse as part of your regular beauty routine.

This is done by performing a normal surface residue cleanse that rids your skin of makeup, dirt, oils etc., and then by doing a secondary cleanse to ensure that as many impurities have been removed from your face as possible.

When your pores are completely unclogged, you face a much lower risk of breakouts.

2. Exfoliate

Exfoliate

A great way to fend off skin pollution is to exfoliate your skin on a regular basis by indulging in a good scrub.

Scrubbing helps to stop new skin cells growing underneath old dead ones and getting clogged up.

Getting rid of all the unnecessary debris around your pores means that your skin will have a glowing appearance as opposed to a drab, dull one.2

The less microscopic dirt hanging around, the better!

3. Antioxidants

Antioxidants

You should be aiming to put as many antioxidants in to your body as possible.3

Antioxidants really help to fend off skin damage by boosting the health of the upper layers of the skin.

If you don’t necessarily know what products to buy to make the most of beneficial antioxidants, then look for moisturizers, cleaners and serums that contain vitamin E and vitamin C.

These types of products can really help to fight against the pollution that is all around us in urban environments.

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