How to Protect Your Skin From Harsh Environmental Effects

By August 10, 2018Skin Care Tips

Your anti-ageing skincare: your pollution armour

If you’re a city dweller, you know how good it feels to come home and wash your face. It’s scary when there’s dark residue left on your towel. Thank you, pollution.

While we might see a puff of smoke from a questionable truck driving by, we don’t often ‘see’ adverse environmental effects (until they show up on our skin). You need an anti-ageing skincare regime that protects you against urban stressors.

Pollution

You can’t see pollution because particles are microscopic. This means they infiltrate the deeper layers of the skin, causing major damage. Inflammation, puffiness and skin pigmentation is the consequence if you don’t have anti-ageing skincare. Pollution prompts free radicals to run wild, breaking down collagen and elastin. Unless you’re counteracting this with anti-ageing skincare, it’ll lead to skin sagging and wrinkles.

As soon as you get home, wash your face. Twice! Night time is important for regeneration, so choose anti-ageing skincare that works to rid skin of urban stressors accumulated during the day. Our Age IQ anti-ageing skincare is packed with antioxidants to protect you from pollution, stress and UV exposure. Healthy skin contains antioxidants that protect it by neutralising free radicals. This is precisely what our anti-ageing skincare emulates.

Sun & wind strength

No matter where you live, wear sunscreen. This is one of the most important ‘rules’ when it comes to reducing wrinkles and lines (as well as using anti-ageing skincare). Even if it’s not sunny outside, you need to protect yourself from UV damage. High winds can also compromise your skin. While a salty sea breeze can clear your mind, it’s not great for your face. Harsh weather conditions disrupt the skin surface barrier affecting the skin’s ability to retain moisture. Thankfully, our anti-ageing skincare binds moisture for long-lasting hydration.

Water quality

This is an environmental influence that we don’t even think about (That’s our scientists’ job when creating anti-ageing skincare). But the quality of the water you drink matters, a lot. Hard water leaves alkaline materials on your skin, leading to dryness and irritation. Minerals contained in the water can remain on the skin (and hair). The continual damage can leave your skin sensitive and prone to inflammation.

A hydrating cleanser (and other anti-ageing skincare products) is the best way to protect yourself. It’s not just about cleaning your face but rehydrating it, too. Our anti-ageing skincare will protect you from hard water minerals, particularly with ingredients like hyaluronic acid.

Temperature

You may not notice, but your immune system is compromised when there are extreme temperature changes. It’s not good for your complexion either. When you’re older, your blood vessels become narrow to protect the body from losing too much heat. In the heat, sweat glands become more active, leaving the skin moist and shiny. Keep your skin empowered with a good anti-ageing skincare regime.

Dryness, cracking and tightness caused by your environment can be minimised with anti-ageing skincare. Pay attention to your diet, exercise regime, sleeping habits, and the products you come into contact with during the day. They all play a role in your skin’s health.

You can’t control the external environment. But, you can use anti-ageing skincare to best protect your skin from it.