If you live or work in or around a major city, you’re probably all too aware of the effects that pollution can have if you’re breathing it in all day long. What you may not be aware of, though, is the effect that daily pollution can have on your skin. Pollution can speed up the ageing process and have an overall dulling effect on the skin, as well as contributing to spots and blemishes. Fortunately, there are several products from Dermalogica and Decleor which can help to rid your skin of pollutants:
One of the most important things to do if you want to take care of your skin after exposure to pollution is to keep it clean, and exfoliation is the best way to do this, however many exfoliants are too harsh for daily use and will leave skin raw and sensitised. Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant is a powerful exfoliant which is delicate enough for daily use and will help guard against the damaging effects of pollution.
Pollution can be awfully drying for the skin, so even if you usually have normal or combination skin, spending more time in a high-pollution area might make your skin more dry than usual. Using a moisturiser such as this rich hydrating cream from Decleor will not only protect your skin from pollution but keep it moist for a full 24 hours.
The lips are an incredibly common area in which to experience dryness especially in colder months when you’ll be in and out of heated buildings as well as dealing with pollution. This lip balm from Dermalogica uses an anti-ozonate complex, shea butter, oat extract and vitamin E to replace moisture and shield the lips from external assault from the environment around you.
As we mentioned above, pollution can cling to your skin and strip away your radiance, making your skin look dull and undernourished. Decleor Double Radiance Cream uses elemi essential oils to stimulate hydration, plant oils containing Omega 3, 6 and 9 to boost your skin’s natural defences against the elements and soft focus pigments to reflect light and give the skin instant radiance.
This BB Cream from Decleor is a great product for many reasons – not only will it allow you to achieve a flawless finish to your skin, it offers protection from the sun’s harmful rays and also actively protects against urban pollutants, making this the perfect product for city dwellers. It comes in three different shades for a variety of skin tones and keeps the skin perfectly hydrated for 24 hours.