Even if you don’t live in a large city, pollutants can be a problem for your skin. Capable of being carried on the wind for miles, dirt, dust, debris, and other forms of air pollution can reach you all the way out in the suburbs. Premature aging, breakouts, and brown spots are all linked to air pollution. But there’s a way you can fight back. Refine your skincare routine just a bit, by adding products that will cleanse, repair, and protect your skin.
Toxins in the air can stick to your face throughout the day. Car exhaust, smog, dirt, and dust are all culprits. Aside from wandering around the city in a plastic bubble, there’s no way to ensure you aren’t exposed to pollutants. This is why the first step in fighting pollution is to cleanse your skin. Find a cleanser that works well for your skin type. It doesn’t need to be anything special, just something that will clean without stripping all the oils from your skin. The Barba Basic facial is a great way to get a jump-start on keeping your skin clean.
The next step in preventing premature aging and breakouts caused by pollution is to repair damage that has already been done. This has a lot to do with the free radicals that exist in your skin. Free radicals occur when your skin is exposed to pollutants like cigarette smoke and the cells mutate. When they mutate they become more prone to aging and drying out.
To prevent this from happening and to repair already damaged cells, sunblock and antioxidants are your new best friends. UV rays can cause cells to mutate, creating wrinkles and even skin cancer; using sunblock on days even when it’s cloudy is a great way to fix this. Antioxidants like vitamin C, vitamin E, argan oil, and green tea can repair your skin and protect it from future damage.
Keep debris, dirt, and dust from getting into your skin by creating a barrier. Moisturizers are great protection from the elements, whether you’re dealing with wind, sun, dryness, or dirt. Another great way to protect skin is to use things like glycerin, lanolin, niacinamide, and beeswax. Look for overnight moisturizers that contain these products to help you win the fight against pollution.
Call in the Professionals
To create a skincare regiment tailored to your skin type’s specific needs, to give your pores that extra push they need to stay clean, or to revitalize tired-looking skin, Barba Skin Clinic is the place to turn. Our full staff of certified dermatologists and aestheticians are available to help you get the skin you’ve always dreamed of.