A Polluted Face: How Pollution is Showing Up on Your Skin

A Polluted Face: How Pollution is Showing Up on Your Skin

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“One of the central factors that has been proven beyond any doubt to cause premature skin ageing is overexposure to UV radiation. However, other potential contributors to this process can include smog, pollution, cigarette smoke as well as other particulates in the air..” says Zoe Draelos, M.D., consulting professor of dermatology at Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, N.C.

We have heard it enough times to now maybe turn a deaf ear to it. Pollution affects our health very adversely. Studies now show that it is ageing our skin faster than ever before. Some studies show that it props us up to almost 25% higher risk of pigmentation and wrinkles. Some of the signs of pollution related skin problems are:

Premature skin ageing
Hyperpigmentation
Age spots
Wrinkles
Extreme dryness
Itching
Redness

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