How pollution is ageing you prematurely – Prevent this with Natural Skincare
A Guide to Prevent Premature Ageing by Zaga, Founder of FOM London Natural Skincare
London’s Oxford Street has the worst pollution in the world with levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) at up to ten times the legal limit, according to a study by King’s College London.
Pollution is not good for the environment but did you know that it has adverse effects on your skin too, causing uneven skin tone, accelerated aging, more dark spots and wrinkling.
When pollution comes into contact with skin those small particles not only cause inflammation and dehydration but loss of elasticity and firmness by breaking down collagen.
Luckily, we can prevent it. How?
Simple changes to your everyday natural skincare routine, such as proper cleansing and using antioxidants based skincare every day, can have a big, positive impact on skin.
Firstly protect what you have got.
I created FOM London Skincare ranges that combine damage prevention with oxidative repair to prevent and fight back against the attack of the toxic avengers. So what can be done? Here are my 4 simple steps:
One: Cleansing to Combat and Remove Pollutants
The goal is to get everything off without drying or irritation.
Make sure you cleanse and wash your face twice a day in the morning and in the evening.
Antioxidants are so important because they help prevent free radicals from damaging your skin.
FOM London Orange Blossom Cleanser does just that because it is abundant in natural antioxidants. It is in a form of light fragrance free texture and it can be used with fingers to remove make up and cleanse your face, neck and décolleté.
Two: Detox with Exfoliation
Cleansing alone may not be enough to remove dirt and pollutants but exfoliating with Antioxidant Facial Mask if introduced as a nightly routine certainly can.
The mask should be limited to twice per week.
When pollution gets into your skin, it creates free radicals that poke holes in the collagen, which is what gives skin its firmness. This damage manifests itself in a form of hyperpigmentation and fine lines.
Free radicals can increase inflammation too which makes acne and rosacea worse.
But there is an answer: antioxidants.
To help protect skin, layer on natural skincare such as our Remodelling Beauty Serum with antioxidants after cleansing in the morning.
Do the same at night with Overnight Rose Repair Serum to boost its repair process.
Do not forget to eat antioxidants rich food such as blueberries, leafy greens and beans.
Four: Apply Barrier
Air Pollution gives skin a dull appearance.
Combine antioxidant based Age Defying Moisturiser with sun protection cream even in winter months.
Introduce sunscreen, antioxidants based natural skincare with detox and proper cleansing and you won’t end up with skin that’s older than its years.
Finally, do not forget to drink plenty of pure, clean water.
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