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Anti-Pollution Skincare! A Quick Guide on how Pollution Affects Skin

 

Dozens of studies show that airborne pollutants on human skin can contribute to many skin conditions, including aging, atopic dermatitis, skin discoloration, eczema, psoriasis, and acne. Pollutants can be microscopic and pass through our pores in the skin and diffuse into the bloodstream, or macroscopic particles that can affect the skin's integrity. This is why Anti-pollution skincare is so key!!

Free Radicals & Anti-Pollution Skincare

Pollutants in the air cause the skin to release free radicals. Our bodies do have natural defense-mechanisms against free radicals, but the constant barrage of pollution and UV rays can overwhelm our natural defenses. This leads to oxidative stress, causing the collagen breakdown as well as skin problems like hyperpigmentation, premature aging, dull complexion, pimples, acne, etc.

Anti-pollution skincare acts to detoxify the skin and fortify the natural skin barrier to protect against chemicals and pollutants from the environment, as well as impart anti-oxidants to reduce free radical damage. Your anti-pollution regimen should include a cleanser to remove large debris from the skin, sunscreen to reduce the effects of UV rays, as well as anti-oxidant serums and moisturizers to reduce the effects of free radicals and moisturize the skin.

Our Super C-20 serum is rich in radical-neutralizing vitamin C that stops the production of oxidative stress on skin cells. These products also contain an instant bronzing gel that boosts skin benefits. Try out Hale Cosmeceuticals ORAC Lifting Complex to moisturize and exfoliate the skin tissues. It also delivers 7x the free-radical fighting properties as most products and works best overnight to restore the skin.

Harmful Impacts of Airborne Pollutants

The correlation between the increasing number of skincare problems and air pollution is vivid. Many skin problems, such as acne, eczema, aging, hives, could be related to airborne pollutants present in the atmosphere.

REDNESS/IRRITATION- Harmful gases like Nitrogen Dioxide, Sulphur Dioxide, and Carbon Monoxide, along with ozone (O3), are present in the air that causes skin irritation and redness/rashes.

WRINKLES - Our skin serves as a barrier to the environment, but the pores in our skin do allow these microscopic gasses to pass. This also leads to breakdown of the skin tissues, such and collagen and elastin. 

ACNE/BREAKOUTS- When the pores in your skin get clogged with dust particles, this can result in breakouts.

Our extremely popular Dermist M3HA Hyaluronic Acid serum works GREAT to help create a protective barrier against the environmental stresses to the skin. Apply in the morning to help reduce the effects of pollution throughout your day.

Skincare Remedies that Counteract Pollution

Cleansing: Cleansing your skin in the morning and evening helps remove large debris particles from pollution and any other dust, dirt, grime, or particles left on the skin. This helps prevent irritation and reduce breakouts. For starters, try our high-quality cleansers daily to eliminate any debris and give your skin a charming look.

Toning: Sometimes, stubborn leftover particles couldn’t wash away even after cleansing. Thus, consider using an effective, alcohol-free toner to lift your skin tone.

Antioxidants: Oxidation stress on the skin surface often results in wrinkles and premature aging. Using skincare products containing antioxidants can prevent oxidation efficiently. Consider buying anti-pollution skincare products enriched with vitamin A, E, and C to combat the oxidation process. Try our Supreme C/E serum!

Face-mask: A good face mask used regularly can help to exfoliate and clarify the skin. Our unique CharColate mask uses activated charcoal to detoxify and rejuvenate the skin from pollutants.

Fighting Pollution with Other Methods

A well-balanced diet with vitamin-rich food and anti-oxidants can help reduce the oxidative stress on your skin and body from pollution. Foods like berries, green vegetables, citrus fruits, and other foods with Omega-3 Fatty acids are key. And with many aspects of our health, it is important to keep your body hydrated throughout the day. For that, drink plenty of water to replenish skin moisture.

At Hale Cosmeceuticals Inc, we have Your Skin Health in mind. Pollution, smoke, and UV rays generate free radicals and oxidative stress to the skin, leads to sensitivity, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. Hale Cosmeceuticals has several products which work synergistically to detoxify the skin and fortify the natural skin barrier to protect against chemicals and pollutants from the environment, as well as impart anti-oxidants to reduce free radical damage.

 

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