We love living in the city – how else are we going to live out our Carrie Bradshaw-inspired fantasies?
The downside however is sitting in air-conditioned offices all day and dealing with pollutants that cause premature ageing and clogged pores. Air pollution particles are small enough to penetrate the skin, where they help produce Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS), or ‘free radicals’, striping the skin of barrier lipids, which are needed to help retain moisture and keep out impurities. A compromised skin barrier can lead to increased skin sensitivity, discomfort and premature signs of ageing such as fine lines, wrinkles and pigmentation.
When skin is healthy, it filters pollution and dirt on its own. So by ensuring that your skin is at its optimum health and is protected, early ageing caused by pollution can be slowed. Dermologica has introduced a new Daily Superfoliant™ – a resurfacing, anti-pollution powder exfoliant geared with anti-pollution technology. Adding it to your evening skincare routine will help detoxify pores and prevent the adherence of skin-ageing pollutants for firmer, healthier-looking skin.
Win one of five Dermalogica Age Smart range product hampers worth R2 179, which includes the Daily Superfoliant and the Age Reversal Eye Complex Retinol Eye Cream.
To win, answer the question in the form below.
Q: What environmental element can cause accelerated ageing?