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
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.