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Pollution and it's effect on your skin

Posted by Teresa Foo seet Wei on

Environmential pollution is an increasing problem in many large cities around the world. Small countries like Singapore cannot escape the threat of environmental pollution. Pollution can occur within the country from the daily onslaught of car exhaust, smoke, dust and also haze from neighbouring country.

So how does environmental pollution affects our health and skin? Particulate matter or PM is a complex mixture of solid and liquid particles suspended in the air. This complex mixture may contain dust, pollen, soot, smoke, and liquid droplets. The size of the particulate matter can be as tiny as 2.5 microns in diameter or smaller, which is about 30 times smaller than a strand of hair!

These tiny particles are inhaled through our noses (so small that our nose hair is unable to filter it!), pass through our lungs and into our blood stream which is then carried throughout the rest of our bodies! It can cause severe lungs and health problems in the long run being exposed to the particulate matter on a daily basis.

Besides posing health problems, these particulate matters are able to penetrate into our skin through the pores and hair follicles. Their deposits can cause skin problems such as inflammation, excessive sebum production, degradation of collagen, increased oxidative stress and pigmentation. All of these will affect the integrity of the skin barrier function and speed up ageing.

How do we tackle environmental pollution? A thorough cleansing that do not disrupt the natural pH of the skin is an important first step in anti-pollution skincare regime. We present to you our essential 3 step – CLEANSE, TONE & NOURISH anti-pollution skincare capsule collection for your urban beauty care.

This can be achieved with our pH balanced Floral Cleansing Water made with Organic Rose hydrosol that not only removes makeup and sunscreen, it also effectively removes environmental pollution. Follow through with our Rejuvenate Cleansing Balm that is rich in antioxidants for a deeper cleanse and also acts as a facial treatment to nourish the skin.

Achieve smoother youthful skin with daily or weekly microdermabrasion with our Bamboo Facial Polish that is an add-on to the Rejuvenate Cleansing Balm. Gently polish away dead skin cells to encourage cell renewal.

Toning is another essential skincare step that removes all last traces of makeup, dirt, grime and excessive sebum. Our Antioxidant Facial Essence tones, hydrates and nourishes the skin by infusing potent antioxidants from Gotu Kola, Liquorice and Kakadu plum extracts. The facial essence plumps the skin with extracts of snow mushroom, the botanical version of Hyaluronic acid.

Last but not least, repair and protect the skin barrier with our Super Fruit Defense facial oil serum that is made with a cocktail of super fruit oils such as Acai, Cranberry, Passionfruit, Raspberry to name a few. This facial oil serum is loaded with vitamins A, C and E and rich antioxidants such as carotenoids from Buriti oil and Seabuckthorn CO2 extracts.

 

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