We often look at anti-pollution accessories to protect our general health. Have you ever considered that your skin health also needs protection from pollution? Here is a guide for you about everything you need to know about anti pollution skincare.
No matter where we live, pollution is a serious concern. Although it is least considered, several studies show that pollution seriously affects our skin, resulting in premature aging, hives, acne, and inflammatory skin conditions. So our skin also needs protection; hence anti-pollution skincare is introduced.
If you look in the market, anti-pollution skincare is easily available. But how does it works? It works in the same manner as sunscreens. Anti-pollution skincare protects us from skin harm and damages like dust, smoke, and noxious chemicals.
Anti-pollution skincare products work in the traditional ways but are slightly modified to achieve our goal. They fight off the free radicals, protect from external damage from radiation and dust, and promote the skin’s natural microbiome. Experts suggest going for products that stay on your skin for a longer duration, like creams, instead of cleansers, etc., that are for once using only. This way, that product can work by providing physical protection against pollution.
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About the Author: Dr. Iqra Mubashar is a registered Pharmacist originally from Pakistan, Lahore. She has earned her pharmacy degree from the University of veterinary and animal sciences, Lahore. She has completed her internship as a trainee from Children hospital, Lahore. She has completed her research work in clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutics. She has worked as a healthcare documentation head in Al-Qasim enterprises, Islamabad. She has specialized in prescription handling, drugs information, literature research, patient counseling and pharmaceutical care plans. Her research work on coronavirus is under publication.