Harmful external influences such as pollution and excess sun exposure are no friend to your skin or face. As pollution, smog, and global warming continue to be imminent concerns for the future, it makes sense that your skincare regime should also keep up with these changes.
Do yourself a favor and take the time to take another look at your skincare products. Do they have the ingredients necessary to protect skin from damage caused by airborne pollutants? If you have no idea, it may be a good idea to upgrade your routine to include something that does.
If you find yourself unsure what can truly help your skin defend itself against the elements, ENVIRON’s Vita-Enriched Antioxidant Gel is an excellent choice for all skin types. This antioxidant gel contains Beta-Carotene, a particularly potent antioxidant that is in a plant-based form of Vitamin A. The gel has a high concentration of other antioxidants known to combat the effects of free radicals, which can give you the protective barrier your skin needs each day.
What Pollution Can Do to Your Skin
One study conducted in 2017 found that exposing human skin cells to a mix of soot, microscopic dust, exhaust, and smoke particles generally found suspended in the air, leads to the formation of free radicals, damage to DNA, and cell death.
Airborne phthalates are yet another hormone-disrupting compound. These phthalates can be found in a wide array of household goods and pose a danger to those breathing the air. The study conducted showed that skin absorbs the same amount or more through skin verses inhalation.
How Excessive Sunlight Affects Your Skin
Ultraviolet radiation is responsible for causing changes in the DNA in skin that can lead to premature aging, irreversible skin damage, and even skin cancer over time. UVA light damages your skin on every level, from the surface level down deep within the skin. Collagen and elastin fibers, two elements that give skin a youthful look, are affected and changed from UVA radiation over time.
Why Antioxidants Help Combat Free Radical Damage in Skin
Using gels or creams rich with antioxidants help to protect skin and neutralize free radicals at the skin’s surface, limiting the damage in the cells. As pollution, smog, global warming, UV rays, phthalates, and other airborne chemicals continue to increase dramatically in the earth’s atmosphere, they become even larger threats to skin health.
The solution to protecting your skin to these harsh external factors is as simple as bolstering your protective barrier that your skin already has. ENVIRON makes this easy to do with its Vita-Enriched Antioxidant Gel. Give your skin routine the boost it needs to keep your face smooth, healthy, and protected as you face the world each day.