How pollution affects the skin
Healthy skin, despite its porous structure, acts as protective barrier between the body and environmental agents, so keeping it cared for, hydrated and strong is essential to avoid altering its natural balance. However, their defensive capacity It can also be diminished by constant and prolonged exposure to polluting factors, causing alterations that result in a greater dehydration, less luminosity and premature aging of the skin, evident in the form of wrinkles and expression lines.
In this sense, the increase in free radical levels in our body can cause a malfunction of the skin's protective barrier, damaging the cells responsible for collagen and elastin production and, therefore, decreasing the elasticity and firmness of the face. As if all this were not enough, as a consequence of pollution, the skin also shows a greater predisposition to suffer hyperpigmentation, triggering the appearance of dark spots and freckles. Furthermore, the clogging of the pores by these negligible particles also causes the appearance of more pimples and acne, thereby hindering the skin's ability to oxygenate. Too much damage, don't you think?
Benefits of anti-pollution cosmetics
What has become clear is that pollution directly affects our health and our image, by influencing the weakening and sensitization of the structure of the skin and hair, which appear duller and lifeless. Protecting ourselves from its negative effects and the presence of pathogens that can cause inflammation or infection must become a priority. How can I do it? To preserve the health and care of your skin, anti-pollution cosmetics It will become your great ally for your daily routines. Does this concept sound familiar to you? This type of cosmetics is focused on protecting the face against damage caused by air pollution and other environmental factors, using products with ingredients rich in antioxidants , which will help us neutralize free radicals and keep skin younger and healthier.
And preventing and combating the negative effects of pollution, focusing especially on people who live in large cities, is one of the objectives of anti-pollution cosmetics. On the one hand, the active ingredients with which these products are made are responsible for protecting the skin, restoring and strengthening the skin barrier. On the other hand, with an effective routine you will be able to purify the most affected areas to prevent contaminating particles from accumulating, clogging pores and causing further damage.
Finally, among the properties of anti-pollution cosmetics, we can also highlight its ability to repair the skin against damage caused by harmful agents, improving tone, reinforcing the protective barrier and recovering the luminosity of the face.
How to protect the skin from contamination and pollution
It took us a while, but, luckily, we have already internalized the importance of protecting ourselves from solar radiation every day using a good sunscreen, regardless of whether the day is cloudy or not. However, we may still have to insist a little more on how essential it is to protect and care for the face from polluting environmental factors, in order to prevent these particles from affecting the skin's ability to regenerate.
Ingredients like niacinamide , in addition to standing out for its ability to unify skin tone, regulate sebum production or for its anti-aging effect on the skin, by stimulating collagen synthesis; It has other properties with which it contributes to hydrating and strengthening the protective function of the skin, promoting the synthesis of filaggrin, ceramides and involucrin; and contributing anti-pollution effectiveness against dust particles and environmental contaminants; as well as protection against photoinduced damage.