Pollution: the silent enemy of your skin

The sun is one of the main threats to the skin, but it is not the only one. The idea that pollution has a harmful effect on the skin. Pollutants such as heavy metals, hydrocarbons or tobacco smoke cause the appearance of signs of skin aging, due to the increase in melanogenesis (appearance of spots), the reduction of collagen (loss of firmness and elasticity), the decrease in the reserve of antioxidants and the activation of inflammatory pathways.

Depending on age, degree of sun exposure, skin sensitivity and other factors, pollution can affect differently. The skin loses energy, becomes weak and exhausted, which can lead to cases of dermatitis, eczema and rosacea.

As from Laconicum we are aware of prevention, we wanted to compile some rituals to protect ourselves against these attacks.

The first step is to remove and remove as much of the particles that settle on the skin as possible. The more polluted the environment, the more gentle is required, so it is advisable to ration and be cautious with processes that weaken the horny layer of the skin, such as intensive peels or products such as retinol and glycolic acid.

A good option is to start with a soft micellar water, Or a makeup remover calm and hydrate, and continue with a gentle cleansing balm, like this one from Argentum Apothecary, with sweet almond oil, vitamin E and argan, which cleanses the skin without damaging it.

Once a week, a stronger cleanser like this enzymatic cleaner  from Dr Barbara Sturm.

Then it is convenient to use antioxidant-enriched creams or serums to counteract not only the damage of pollution, but also of the sun, stress or lack of sleep. 

East daytime facial elixir from Sarah Chapman provides a vitality effect on dull and tired skin, thanks to its active ingredients that work by increasing collagen production and improving skin elasticity. In addition, it contains vitamin E, which naturally softens.

East intensive treatment from Bioeffect It is not only anti-pollution but it is also an antioxidant. It consists of two steps that must be applied every morning and is formulated based on EGF, Bioeffect's star ingredient that multiplies the ability of cells to regenerate and two acids: ferulic and azelaic. It has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory action, protects the skin from the action of free radicals. It also reduces blackheads and hyperpigmentation. 

Of course not forget about the Solar protection, How is it going tinted sun protection or this other BB cream organic daily use Shigeta Paris. The extra touch of hydration and protection is provided by this protective mist Anti Pollution facial mist.

The third part of the defense strategy involves the use of products that improve the processes of skin regenerationespecially at night, supporting natural detoxifying processes and capable of calming and repairing the skin.

Overnight facial serum by Sarah Chapman is an intensive night treatment that helps increase the life of cells by slowing down their aging. Get calm skin thanks to antioxidant vitamins, coenzyme Q10 and alpha lipoic acid, along with vitamin A, stabilized vitamin C and specific patented actives.

East regenerating facial oil Argentum is a dry oil, with a matte finish, with healing properties (helps heal scars, eczema and psoriasis); anti-aging (contains high levels of vitamin E and antioxidants that reduce free radical damage); and protective: it acts as a disinfectant layer that protects against pollution, toxins and microorganisms. 

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