The Vogue Guide: City-Smart Skincare
The pollution problem in Britain’s biggest cities has made multiple headlines in recent weeks, and for good reason. With MPs committing to a “super inquiry” into Britain’s toxic air and London mayor Sadiq Khan promising a renewed focus on tackling the issue in the capital, the effect that air pollution has on our health is of the most pressing importance (see Vogue‘s guide here). However, pollution has a marked impact on our skin too. Harmful free radicals cause damage to our skin cells and accelerate ageing, whilst airborne particles aggravate sensitive skin, clog pores and create a layer of grime which leaves complexions dull, irritated and fatigued.
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Fortunately the skincare industry is one step ahead in tackling the problem, with a host of products designed specifically to equip skin to deal with the stress of city life. Look for antioxidants to protect, plant extracts to heal and ingredients which improve skin barrier function to create an invisible shield against environmental aggressors. Shop the best here.