While ageing is inevitable, did you know only 10% of the changes in your skin occur because of the body’s natural ageing process? Shocking, right? Environmental stressors are to be blamed for the rest. Irrespective of whether you step out or stay home, your skin comes in contact with a number of different aggressors every day that accelerate your skin’s ageing process.
Here’s everything you need to know about different environment aggressors and how to tackle them.
Living in a city means coming in direct contact with particulate matter that is a mixture of harmful contaminants and can wreak havoc on your skin. Several studies have linked higher exposure of particulate matter with dark spots and prominent wrinkles and lines. These particles break down the skin’s natural collagen, elastin and suck out the moisture. To prevent this, use a moisturiser that fights these pollutants as well as protects the skin. The Lakme 9 to 5 Naturale Day Creme SPF 20 With Pure Aloe Vera acts as a barrier between pollution and your skin, infused with pure aloe extracts, it hydrates the skin and keeps problems at bay.
Even if you lock yourself at home, there’s no way to escape these environmental stressors. Because you can’t escape the blue light emitting from your beloved gadgets such as cell phones, laptops and TV. On average, we spend at least six hours a day in front of one of these devices that emit blue light. Over time, this poses a serious threat to our skin leading to pigmentation, redness and swelling. Blue light also stimulates the production of free radical which is the major cause of premature ageing. The Dermalogica Sheer Tint Light SPF 20 contains iron oxide that protects the skin from blue light and sun damage and gives it a sheer wash of colour that lasts all day long.
Everybody knows what sun exposure and UV damage do to the skin and yet, no one takes it seriously. Both UVA and UVB rays are harmful to the skin; UVA penetrates into the deeper layer of the skin and UVB penetrate the outermost layer. It destroys collagen, elastin and causes the skin to appear thicker. Wearing a sunscreen that protects the skin from both UVA and UVB rays like the Ponds Sun Protect Non-Oily Sunscreen SPF 30 to get long-lasting protection from ultraviolet rays.