Pollution is a major contributor to skin problems. If you’re unfamiliar with the effects pollution has on the skin then consider the following aspects:
How does pollution cause skin problems?
High pollution levels are a major cause of skin problems. A recent study of women in China and Germany has proven that high levels of traffic-related air pollution cause an increase of dark spots, or lentigines, on the cheeks of women. It is interesting that the same effect was proven in both countries, which means everybody who lives in a major city is affected.
Pollution can also result in blocked pores, premature ageing, dull and uneven skin.
The effects of pollen
Skin researchers have found that pollen can have an effect on the skin. Climate conditions resulting in high pollen levels can cause the skin to have a weakened barrier, alongside allergic reactions. While many have used face masks to protect against pollution and pollen, many skincare brands are tailoring their products to protect against the effects of pollution.
Research has discovered that the skin barrier function is decreased when in contact with pollution and water. Pollen can also cause the skin to become inflamed, which will be increased when the skin is already impaired due to stress and tiredness.
How to overcome the effects of pollution and pollen
In order to limit the effects of pollution on your complexion, a good skin care routine is vital.
Firstly, use a Cleanser, such as griffin+row Cleanse, to eliminate dirt and impurities from the skin. Cleanse twice per day, in the morning and at night. The good thing about griffin+row cleanse is that it is gentle and doesn’t dry out the skin.
Secondly, apply an effective moisturiser, like griffin+row Nourish or Enrich. Nourish is ideal for use during the day, and Enrich is a more potent anti-oxidant night cream. A moisturiser creates a barrier that helps keep the pollutants away from your skin.