There is a close relationship between skin deterioration and contamination and, in fact, it is believed that this could explain why people now have to fight against aging from a younger age. Although with a naked eye we can not perceive it, in the air there are particles of smoke, dust, industrial chemicals or fog, among others, that the skin absorbs, altering cellular functioning and reducing its ability to regenerate.
Added to this, we also expose ourselves to a greater or lesser extent to the sun’s UV rays, which create free radicals in the body, which cause cell damage and increase the risk of cancer. The best way to avoid premature wrinkles due to environmental factors is to avoid prolonged exposure to places where pollution is concentrated, as well as to protect from the sun.
But also, as a preventive measure, you can also adopt a daily care routine to reduce the impact of the environment and stimulate its regeneration. Are you interested?
Proper cleaning is the first step to remove harmful particles and all the dirt that accumulates on the skin. Those people who are aware that they are exposed to more pollution than the normal should consider the habit of “double cleaning” which consists of first cleaning the surface of the skin and then doing it in a deeper way. How to do it?
- Every day when you get home, use a special makeup remover, to eliminate all those beauty products that you covered on your face during the day. If you are a man, you can use refreshing wipes to remove dirt from the face and then wash it with water.
- Once the entire face is cleaned, a good idea is to use a natural tonic to do a deeper cleaning.
Exfoliating treatments are designed to remove dead skin cells and stimulate the repair of that layer that is exposed to contamination. Although it is so beneficial, its use should not be done on a regular basis because in excess it can alter the pH of the skin. It is advisable to do it once a week or once every 15 days, depending on the product used.
How to do it?
- The idea is to do it during the shower, to apply the product all over the body and then wash to remove it but if you do not have the time or the necessary patience, at least do it on your face. You can do it with warm water (it should not burn) so that the pores of the skin will open and cleaned at depth, then to close the pores you should wash the skin with cold water.
- In the market, there are a lot of exfoliating products that can help, but you can also go for alternative options, for example, you can mix two tablespoons of sugar with one of coconut oil and rub it all over your face with gentle circular massages. If you do not have oil, can use any cream and then to remove it use warm water.
Increase the Consumption of Antioxidants
Foods with antioxidant play a very important role in health in general because, when absorbed by the body, they can stop the action of free radicals. Its consumption is the main way to take advantage of the benefits for the care of the skin; However, nowadays the cosmetic industry is adding them to beauty products so that people can apply them directly.
Among foods rich in antioxidants we can find:
- Garlic and onion
- Grape seeds
- Citrus fruits
- Carrot and tomato
- Green Tea
- Cocoa and chocolate
- Grapes and blueberries
Try to add those fruits and vegetables to your daily diet along with the creams and daily care routine and you will notice the difference.
Use Moisturizer Every Day
Moisturizers keep skin moist and help create a protective barrier against environmental agents that pollute it. The idea is to choose a cream of good quality depending on the needs of the skin. Apply it every day after showering and, if possible, before going to sleep. And you may add essential oil to your daily routine.
Last but not least, we have sun protection. Currently, there are a large number of protective products that prevent UV burns. Try to use it every day since it is the most effective way to protect your skin. In addition, as much as possible should avoid the sun’s rays between 10 in the morning and 3 in the afternoon, which are the hours when it arrives with more intensity.