The environment you live in can have a huge effect on the health of your skin. It’s easy to forget pollution is there as we can’t see it or feel it. If you live or work in a big city, the chances are your skin is regularly being attacked by pollutant particles. This dirt and grime can get into your pores causing unwanted skin problems such as acne breakouts. So how can you enjoy city life without worrying about the health of your skin? Follow our handy tips.
Tips To Prevent Damage From The Environment
Tip 1 – Cleanse
The starting part of any skincare routine should be cleansing. A cleanser such as our Purifying Gel Cleanser will remove any excess oil and debris that has gathered on your skin throughout the day. Massage the cleanser into your skin, for at least one minute, to help prevent build-up and congestion of impurities in your pores. If your skin is more on the dry side, our Gentle Cream Cleanser not only removes impurities, it retains skin moisture and is packed with antioxidants too!
Tip 2 – Exfoliate
An essential step to help renew and brighten your skin! Exfoliating removes the dead skin cells from the top layer of the skin. If you suffer with particularly sensitive skin go for a gentle exfoliant as harsher exfoliants may aggravate the skin. Our Gentle Enzyme Exfoliant is perfect for anyone with sensitive skin. It’s blend of enzymes and fruit acids leave the skin feeling smooth and renewed without irritation. If you want an exfoliator which is slightly more abrasive then the Pumpkin Enzyme Scrub is what you’re looking for. This scrub removes dead skin build up allowing for better penetration of any following skincare products.
Tip 3 – Use A Serum
The pollutants found in a city are famous for damaging the keratin proteins in the skin. What this means is they steal the moisture from your skin and accelerate the ageing process. They are many benefits of using a serum, one of which is that they can penetrate deeper than traditional moisturisers and creams. To combat the negative effects of city air on the skin, you should be using an antioxidant serum. Vitamin C serums not only protect against damage from the environment, but brighten the skin, increase cell turnover and strengthen the skin!
Tip 4 – Make Time For Masks
A great face mask is a great way at the end of your week to not only unwind, but draw out any impurities from your pores and inject some moisture back into your skin.
Learn how to multi-mask here to get the best results for your skin.