* All-natural products help protect your skin
* Prevent before damage it can occur
* Keep your skin healthy and wrinkle-free
Air pollution is a mixture of solid particles and gasses in the air and occurs when harmful or excessive quantities of substances are introduced into the Earth’s atmosphere. These air pollutants damage the skin by creating oxidative stress, and while your skin does act as a biological shield against these pollutants, prolonged or repetitive exposure may lead to negative effects.
This is why it’s important to consider incorporating some sort of anti-pollution skin care to your daily routine. Below are some of our favorite anti-pollution options that will keep your skin protected, nourished and most importantly, wrinkle-free.
1. Aspen Key Naturals Dead Sea Much & Charcoal
The first step in any skin care routine (anti-pollution or not) is cleansing the skin thoroughly. A great, all-natural option to try is the Dead Sea Mud Soap Bar by Aspen Kay Naturals. Great for all skin types, this soap is made from 100% pure dead sea mineral mud from Israel which is known for its nutrients and over 21 different minerals. It also contains organic shea butter, olive, sunflower and castor bean oils for nourishing and hydrating properties. With everyday use, this soap will help draw out impurities and toxins, exfoliate the skin for a rejuvenating glow, tighten pores and improve blood circulation for all-day radiance.
2. L’Oreal Paris Pure-Clay Mask
L’Oreal’s Red Algae Pure Clay Mask works best for oily skin types and is formulated to exfoliate dead skin on the face and smooth out surface imperfections. The Red Algae used in this mask is sourced from France and is made with fine natural volcanic particles, which act as a natural exfoliant to gently remove dead skin cells and unclog pores. In just 10 minutes, three times per week, your skin will be smoother, more pore-refined and natural looking.
3. Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Face Lotion
Aveeno’s Leave-on Day Mask and Face Lotion helps you take charge and pre-tox the skin to fight environmental factors that may accelerate the signs of aging. Instead of treating the after-effects of any damage, prevent them with this face-firming treatment lotion that contains antioxidant nourishment in the form of Blackberry Complex, green tea and moringa seed extract and UVA/UVB sun protection to help keep skin youthful. Decelerate the signs of aging while nourishing and smoothing the skin with this lightweight, non-greasy formula.
4. Clarins UV Plus Anti-Pollutant Sunscreen
The Clarins UV Plus Multi Protection Sunscreen contains their exclusive Anti-Pollution Complex which shields skin from UVA/UVB rays, pollution and free radical damage. This lightweight, oil-free cream contains SPF 50 and forms an invisible shield that protects skin from the appearance of dark spots and future aging. This is a perfect daily defense moisturizer and/or sunscreen to keep your skin more youthful and wrinkle-free.
5. REN Skincare Anti-Pollution Mist
A fast and easy way to keep air pollution at bay is with a pure and clean face mist. REN Skincare’s Anti-Pollution Mist is a fine mist that shields and protects skin from free radicals and environmental pollution while strengthening your skin’s natural defenses against oxidative stress. In addition, this mist will deliver instant hydration, set your makeup and can reduce signs of premature aging caused by environmental toxins. Simply apply the mist liberally in the morning and throughout the day to keep skin healthy and protected.
6. Kiehl’s Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Masque
At the end of a busy day, a protective and replensihing overnight face mask is in order. The Kiehl’s Cilantro and Orange Extract Defending Mask works to reduce the visible effects that pollution and environmental aggressors have taken on your skin. The cilantro and orange extracts block damage-causing pollution that attaches to the skin and helps to strengthen the skin barrier to keep skin hydrated and supplied with essential nutrients. It also helps prevent impurities from adhereing to the skin and with continued use, your skin will be renewed, radiant and protected.