Most of us face pollution every single day – from car exhaust, smoke, ozone, and smog. These unavoidable factors are known to speed up aging, skin dehydration and irritation (1). In fact, recent dermatological studies directly connect pollution with increased dark spots, nasolabial folds (smile lines), and significant loss of hydration (2). It has also been shown than pollution is one of the major drivers of hyperpigmentation (dark spots) on the cheeks (1).
The World Health Organization just announced that a whopping 92% of the world's population is breathing polluted air and live in an area where outdoor air quality fails to meet their guidelines for safety (3).
You need pollution protection in today's world to keep your skin young and healthy. Keep reading to see how to defend and detox skin against both pollution and UV damage.