Free Radicals. What does poor air quality do to your skin?

Did you know that air pollution can hurt your skin’s health? 

That’s right!
Your skin is a protective layer against harmful particles and chemicals in the air, which can produce free radicals and cause damage. This damage can result in early signs of aging and inflammation and even increase your risk of skin cancer. 

So, what are these Free Radicals, anyway?
Free Radicals are highly reactive molecules that can damage virtually any molecule in our body – including the important cellular structures found in the body’s largest organ, the skin.

We have some good news!
Our bodies have been built with a natural defense: ANTIOXIDANTS. And we know a few more tricks you can use to help protect your skin for today and into the future. So, let’s learn more…

Here’s How Air Pollution Can Affect Your Skin

Air Pollution Inflamed Skin
  1. Premature aging: Air pollution particles can penetrate the skin and cause oxidative stress, and damage skin structure, leading to wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots.

  2. Acne and skin irritation: Polluted air can cause acne and skin irritation, especially for people with sensitive skin.

  3. Uneven skin tone: When air pollution is present, it can cause the body to produce excessive melanin, leading to an uneven skin tone, causing dark spots.

  4. Drys and dehydrates: Pollutants may interfere with the skin’s natural barrier function and increase, leading to dryness, tightness, itchiness, and a dull appearance of the skin.

  5. Flares skin conditions: Pre-existing skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis can flare up when exposed to air pollution, worsening inflammation and making these conditions harder to control.

  6. Lower antioxidant defenses: Air pollution can reduce the amount of antioxidants in the skin, making it more susceptible to harm from free radicals and environmental stressors.

  7. Sun sensitivity: Inflammation caused by pollution can heighten the skin’s sensitivity to UV rays, elevating the chances of sunburn and long-term damage from the sun.

1 in 2 People has Reduced Antioxidant Protection

Half of us are more susceptible to Free Radical Damage due to our genetics.

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Take control. If you’re worried about keeping your skin safe from pollution, you can do a few things to help.

  1. Cleanse your skin at least 2x’s each day to remove pollutants and impurities.

  2. Use skincare packed with antioxidants to neutralize free radicals, protect, and repair damage. Every skincare product offered at Yudoyu is loaded with nourishing free-radical fighting ingredients. Check it out!

  3. Moisturize to maintain keep its natural barrier function strong and healthy. Find your moisturizer.

  4. Wear sunscreen daily to shield your skin from harmful UV rays and pollution. We’ve got that too!

  5. To minimize direct contact, use a physical barrier like a scarf in heavily polluted air.

  6. Follow a healthy lifestyle with a diet rich in antioxidants, exercise, and sufficient hydration to support your skin’s health.

  7. Find out if you are genetically more susceptible to environmental stressors like pollution! Get answers.

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Do YU Know?

Not all people have the same amount of these powerful antioxidants. Your genes play an essential role in determining how well your skin can naturally cope under the strains of pollution. 

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