There is more to taking good care of your skin than the skin care products or specific cleansing regimens that you use. While using quality skin care products and having good skin care routines are important for healthy skin, one of the things you may not have considered is the effect that pollution has on your skin.

Research shows that pollution can cause skin damage and as important as proper sun protection is, we should also work to protect it from pollution in the environment.

Pollution comes in all disguises including smog, smoke, car emissions and a host of other environmental chemicals that can wreck your skin. Regular exposure to pollution can cause premature aging and skin damage. Wrinkles, fine lines, and dark spots are a few of the signs of aging that can show up even earlier when you are exposed to pollution. Everyday environmental pollution can contribute to free radicals building up in the body, leading to inflammation and acne and a host of other diseases.

Luckily, there are some important safeguards that will help to minimize the negative effects that the sun and pollution can have on your skin. Be sure to use skincare products that contain UVA/UVB-ray protectants to prevent the sun’s harmful rays from damaging your skin.

Along with your skin care products, taking care to wash your face really well each day is an important part of preventing skin damage due to excess pollution. Rinsing off residue with your regular cleansing routine is crucial to managing the effects of pollution. Using a good moisturizer after cleansing is another important part of your skincare routine to provide protection and restoration for your skin

While you can’t control your exposure to everything, you can make a conscious effort to try to minimize your exposure by providing your skin with effective protection. Taking these important steps in your skincare routine can go a long way to prevent the negative effects of the sun and pollution from damaging your skin.

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