These environmental attack, the free radical assault will not kill us but will make us look older. The pollution particles in air love latching onto our face. Some bind to the fats in our skin, while others are tiny enough to slip in through our pores. Our skin is the outermost barrier, so it is one of the first and largest targets for air pollution.
Air pollution contributes to free radical damage, which breaks down the collagen fibers in our skin, causing premature skin aging, wrinkling, and age spots. It can also damage the skin’s protective outer layer, causing dryness, redness, and irritation.
Pollution is an inevitable fact of life. Unlikely you can avoid it, but you can take steps to shield your skin from its harmful effects.
Stay hydrated to flush toxins through your system and keep your skin (and entire body) healthy.
Choose your skin care products wisely that contain protective ingredients such as vitamins A, C, and E.
Cleanse your skin thoroughly each day to remove the layer of dirt.
UV exposure results in more sunburns and higher rates of melanoma. It increases free radical activity.