- How to protect skin from sun and pollution naturally?
From urban pollution to sun's harmful UV rays, our skin is affected by the environment. These environmental aggressors increase oxidative stress in the skin and create free radical damage that leads to the breakdown of collagen and elastin, causing premature aging such as fine lines, wrinkles and discolouration. Thankfully, there’s a host of ways to shield the skin against environmental damage.
Firstly, try to limit the amount of time you spend in the sun by seeking shade and wearing protective clothing to avoid sun damage.
But most importantly, wear broad spectrum sunscreen every day to ensure protection against both UVA and UVB rays. Go for natural, mineral-based SPFs that contain zinc oxide or titanium dioxide that physically block UV rays by creating a barrier on your skin. Bonus points if your sunscreen contains antioxidants which will deliver protection against pollution, too.
Antioxidants help neutralise free radicals, thus making them powerful players in your line of defence. Incorporate protective antioxidants into your skincare routine by choosing antioxidant-infused sunscreens, serums and/or creams that’ll help fight against harmful pollutants.
To further ward off the damaging effects of pollution, commit to a good cleansing routine. Wash off the day with a gentle cleanser that’ll sweep the daily build-up of dirt and grime away from your face without stripping the skin of its oils.
One step protection and perfection
Skincare meets makeup in City CC Hyaluronic Anti-Pollution CC Cream. Not only does this clever formula beautify and even your skin tone, it also works double-duty to protect you from harmful aggressors. Zinc oxide ensures broad spectrum UVA/UVB defence, while a blend of potent antioxidants shield the skin against pollution and blue light.