The impact pollution has on your skin
Our skin has a natural barrier that is made up of tiny skin cells, and it does a great job of keeping nasty things out. But, it’s not 100% impenetrable, and environmental aggressors and irritants like dust, dirt, smoke and gasses like carbon dioxide and sulphur dioxide (found in exhaust fumes) can seep into the skin. These aggressors and irritants can cause your skin to age prematurely and they can also be the cause of rashes, redness and breakouts.
Pollutants are also implicated as cause of skin allergies such as eczema and atopic dermatitis.
While this doesn’t sound good, you can fight back against these aggressors and irritants by using skincare products that protect your skin from pollution.
The best pollution skincare products
An expert skincare regime is key to protecting your skin from the harmful effects of pollution. We recommend starting your regime with a cleanser that containd anti-pollutant properties.
Normaderm Phytosolution Purifying Cleansing Gel is a daily cleanser that’s designed for oily, blemish prone skin to remove dirt, dust and pollution. Enriched with BHA Salicylic Acid and Zinc Gluconate, Normaderm Phytosolution Purifying Cleansing Gel instantly leaves your skin looking smoother, softer and fresher.
Next, boost your skin with a concentrated dose of hydration using Mineral 89. Enriched with 89% Vichy Mineralizing Water that is sourced from the volcanic region in France, containing 15 minerals and natural origin Hyaluronic Acid, Mineral 89 has an anti-pollution formula that is scientifically proven to protect against the adhesion of pollutant particles, to reinforce your skin’s protective barrier function and to boost your skin’s recovery.
Finish off your pollution skincare regime with a moisturiser that contains anti-pollution properties . Normaderm Phytosolution Double Correxion Daily Moisturiser contains key dermatological ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid and probiotics, defends against pollution particle adhesion whilst providing up to 24 hour hydration.
If you’ve had a hard day and you’re finding your skin is dry and lacking radiance, treat it to an instant hydration boost using our Mineral 89 Mask. In only 10 minutes our Mineral 89 Mask gets to work to provide up to 24 hours of instant hydration to leave your skin feeling reinforced, revitalised and plumped.
When choosing skin products to protect your skin from the harmful effects of pollution, look for hypoallergenic skin care products – these are products that have been specially formulated for people with sensitive or irritated skin. Vichy offers many hypoallergenic solutions.