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.
Acne and skin irritation: Polluted air can cause acne and skin irritation, especially for people with sensitive skin.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Did you know that air pollution can hurt your skin’s health?
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
1 in 2 People has Reduced Antioxidant Protection
Half of us are more susceptible to Free Radical Damage due to our genetics.