Anti-pollution skincare: facts and benefits of this new trend

Anti-pollution skincare: facts and benefits of this new trend

Can anti-pollution skincare products protect your skin from external factors? Some aspects to take into account.

The anti-pollution beauty trend comes from Asia due to the increasing air pollution in Asian cities.

Pollution and skin

Pollution can be linked to hives, acne, premature skin aging and inflammatory skin conditions. Moreover, the skin can absorb pollutants from the air and induce oxidative stress.

the skin can absorb pollutants from the air and induce oxidative stress.

How can we protect our skin from pollution?

Antioxidants

They bind to free radicals before they can damage skin cells. The most effective antioxidants being: vitamin C, A and E, niacinamide, resveratrol, polyphenols, flavonoids, CoQ10, ferulic acid, astaxanthin and glutathione.

The most effective antioxidants being: vitamin C, A and E, niacinamide, resveratrol, polyphenols, flavonoids, CoQ10, ferulic acid, astaxanthin and glutathione.

Moisturizers

This is no news but having a moisturized skin strengthens the skin barrier to minimize the air pollutants that can penetrate skin cells. Ceramides and hyaluronic acid are good to maintain moisture in the skin.

UV blockers

A mineral sunscreen with an SPF 30 or greater provides a physical barrier to both UV rays and pollutants.

Prebiotics and probiotics

Pollution affects the skin’s microbiome, and probiotics and prebiotics help restore the proper balance of bacteria existing in the skin.

Anti-pollution skincare routine

You won’t need to change your skincare routine too much, here are some ideas:

There is a good chance you were already using anti-pollutant beauty products without knowing, but just they weren’t labeled “anti-pollution.”

Tina Reese

Tina is an award-winning columnist and beauty editor. Passionate about all aspects of makeup and skincare, she spends her days trying out new launches and researching the ever-changing world of beauty trends. Follow Tina’s articles and you’ll always stay updated on who’s who and what’s what of the beauty industry.+ info

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