Protecting our skin from the environment

 

The World Health Organisation now describes pollution as a “public Emergency”

With pollutants on the rise it has become a must that we also protect our skin from the dangers that come from this. Pollutants are combustion and dust, gas (ozone), chemicals (fertilizers, metals,) or physical (ultraviolet irradiation) are all different forms of pollution.

While they are all different forms of pollutions they all affect human health and their composition differs widely considered the seasons and regions.

While the main goal is to keep these pollutants out of the body it is important to not have the skin compromised. Being that the skin is the largest organ of the body is the first in the line of defense against harmful pollutants.

Pollution is one of the main sources of damage to the skin. Free radicals interfere with the skin’s ability to produce collagen, which keeps it firm and healthy. Premature skin aging, wrinkles, fine lines, age spots and skin cancer are all the effects of just UV rays alone. Pollutants interfere with how the skin keeps moisture which ends up leaving the skin dry, splotchy, wrinkled, and clogged.

The effect on skin by gases is known as reddening and then irritation in the membranes and mucosae. Heavy metals have continued to cause problems because of the increase in the volume and how they accumulate in the body. Premature aging as well as the appearance of melanomas is due to long term exposure of heavy metals.

It is important to use products that are made to help protect your skin from the environment so that you do not have to endure the effects of pollutants and other contaminates. Products that have SPF of 15 or more is just one step in helping your skin. It is important to wash your face every day to cleanse the face of any pollutants that might encounter your skin.

Products that help protect our skin from the environment are on the rise..

Look into them!

Check out Clairy, a new company that has developed a flower pot that helps to filter pollution inside our homes.

Their moto is ‘growing fresh air in your room,” the flower pot has a built-in fan that guides the air to the plant’s roots, where colonies of microorganisms in the soil work as a bio filter, removing ammonia, benzene, and xylene to produce fresh air.

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