You might not know this, but living or working in a city can damage your skin, through daily exposure to pollution. You probably get home at the end of the day feeling like you need to wash the car fumes off of your face, but there’s a good reason for doing so, because leaving the pollution clinging to your skin can cause damage and speed up the ageing process. Fortunately, we have lots of products to help, and these are five of our favourites:
Daily pollution can be incredibly drying to the skin, so ensuring that you use a decent moisturising product is really important. This lotion from Decleor is a lightweight formula which is suitable for most skin types, even dry skin, and combines the freshness of a cosmetic water with the hydration power of a cream. It protects the skin against pollution and leaves skin feeling fresh and glowing.
This unique product comes in powder form and is activated when mixed with water. It’s designed for people who are concerned about the effects of pollution and premature ageing and provides triple-action adsorption along with physical and chemical exfoliation, removing harmful impurities from pollutants that have built up on skin throughout the day.
We love a multi-functional product here at Pure Beauty, and this one from Decleor certainly fits the bill. Not only does it protect your skin from daily pollutants, but it also contains SPF30, which protects your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. It contains hyaluronic acid to plump up fine lines and will leave skin feeling hydrated and refreshed.
This wonderful little pot full of capsules comes offers two variations – the pink capsules are for the daytime and contain rose oils, while the green ones contain lavender oils. The combination of treatments contain high levels of antioxidants and are intended to protect the skin against the harmful effects of pollution and daily free radicals. They’re also produced in line with the Elemis promise, which means that they contain no parabens, SLS, artificial colours or other nasties.
This gel-cream from Decleor is a really clever product which actually consists of microdroplets of oils in a 70% water-based texture to deliver immediate hydration. It contains centella asiatica, which has anti-inflammatory properties which instantly helps to sooth delicate skin, as well as moringa olifeira extract, which creates a protective layer against pollution particles.