A Guide to Anti-Pollution Skincare
Knock Knock! Did you know that your skin is the largest organ in your body? 92% of the world’s population lives in places where air pollution levels are very unsafe and that is a concern all over the world. Under such circumstances, have you ever thought about how your skin is feeling?
Anti-pollution skincare helps prevent your skin from getting damaged due to environmental pollutants and helps to fight against inflamed and dull skin. The most damage-causing factors to your complexion and skin are pollutants like free radicals, exhaust fumes, UV exposure, subway emissions, heavy-metal releases, cigarette smoke which often leads to skin sensitivity.
There are plenty of ways to safeguard your skin from pollution. Think about a deep- cleansing wash that scrubs away every last pollution particle on you or perhaps a soft body butter that makes your skin shine or a skin lotion rich in vitamin C that fights the radicals for you?
An anti-pollution skincare essential acts as a barrier between your skin and the outer world to keep your skin healthy. Ingredients like vitamin C and E, beeswax, orange peel oil, green tea extract, basil extract, lemon peel oil, probiotics, zinc oxide, and other minerals act as armor for your skin against the armies of smog and dust.
‘Once inside skin, pollutants cause chronic inflammation,’ says Dr. Tom Mammone, vice president of skin physiology and pharmacology at an esteemed label. ‘This overstimulates melanocytes, giving you skin pigmentation. Your skin’s antioxidant and DNA systems also become overwhelmed so they no longer repair sufficiently, resulting in lines and sagging.’
What Are The Key Elements That Help Your Skin Fight Against Pollution?
Green Tea Extracts added in Bryan & Candy’s Green Tea – Sugar Body Scrub used along with Bryan & Candy’s Hand and Body Lotion, acts as a strong antioxidant. It helps to protect your skin against environmental toxins and pollutants. Turn your skin into a fighter with the help of healing green tea!
Orange peel oil assists in strengthening the skin, whereas lemon peel oil is known to lessen pigmentation and wash off the dirt. Vitamin C acts as a great resistance against free radical damage. The Bryan & Candy Orange & Mandarin Body Polish and Bryan & Candy Strawberry Body Butter serve as excellent barriers against pollutants. “In general, pollution weakens your skin,” explains Sally Penford, Dermalogica’s director of education. “Antioxidants, along with peptides and vitamins, help strengthen the skin and neutralize the primary triggers of skin aging. Look for products that contain ingredients such as antioxidant green tea, as well as micro-encapsulated vitamins A, C, and E.”
Beeswax, another natural ingredient in their body butter range, acts as an excellent moisturizer due to its antioxidant, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory ingredients. It is one of the long-lasting protective barriers against environmental pollutants. Valerie George, a cosmetic chemist and co-host of The Beauty Brains podcast finds, “These products typically work by forming a protective film over the skin, which prevents pollution particulate from attaching directly to or penetrating into the skin. They also help reduce the signs of inflammation or stress on the skin, through the use of antioxidants, or restore the skin barrier.”
How To Protect Your Skin Against Pollution?
Pollution busters are rapidly becoming a necessity in every beauty cabinet. So how to do your part in protecting your skin? Removing makeup, exfoliating your skin, moisturizing, and having a diet rich in antioxidants are a few of the most important factors to be kept in mind when we talk about lifestyle changes as a precaution against pollution. The Bryan & Candy Cocoa & Shea – Body Polish and Bryan & Candy Cocoa & Shea Body Butter serve as an exceptional combination for nourishment and protection against any kind of harmful pollutants.
Busting The Myths On Anti-Pollution Skincare
It is believed that anti-pollution skincare products have nothing fancy in addition to the standard skincare products. Likely said, they won’t help stop any pollutants from coming in contact with your skin. This is because the skin already has a protective layer on top called the epidermis which is almost waterproof and made of keratin. The importance of protecting your skin and body against pollution is to allow the epidermis to work to its best capabilities and to keep it in form.
This can be done by grooming regimes like cleansing, hydrating, and putting a layer of antioxidant protection on your skin that can act as a barrier for all skin types. Trying out the entire range of skincare products of Bryan & Candy starting from the body scrubs to body lotions can enable you to battle the pollution in your daily routine even in the middle of the hustle, bustle, and pollution of a metro city.
When it comes to prevention from pollution you not only need simple hydration and nourishment but layering your skin with anti-pollution skincare products is also an important step in order to prevent outside harm. Nurturing of the skin will allow restoring the skin back to its natural self prior to the attack of pollution particles from the air. Combining Bryan & Candy’s cleansing, moisturizing, and safeguarding skincare set can help prevent urban pollution and UV rays, thus giving your skin a better chance in fighting the odds against pollution.
The solution to pollution is an illusion, thus Bryan & Candy is here to break such hocus-pocus and help you focus on your anti-pollution and healing skincare routine with its products.