"You probably know that air pollution is not good for your health. But did you know that it can also be harmful to your skin?"
"The free radicals occur naturally and are especially present in polluted air. They are the ones that can be harmful to your skin."
They go in and do the same to the skin's cells as to the apple's, and the weakening of the cells can, among other things, cause aging of the skin.
What can you do?
The great warrior when it comes to fighting the free radicals from air pollution are antioxidants. Antioxidants are substances that go in and neutralize the free radicals by giving them electrons so that they lose their harmful effect. Therefore, they are very important for your body. Antioxidants are found in many foods such as fruit, vegetables and whole grain products, so you are well covered with a varied diet.
Care with antioxidants
"It is not only in the diet that you can get antioxidants."
Use a skin care product with antioxidants to protect skin from air pollution. LYKKEGAARD ANTI-POLLUTION Protective Face Cream contains, among other things, sunflower, oats and mulberry, all of which are rich in antioxidants that fight free radicals. Use it every morning to protect the skin during the day.
Cleanse the skin
It is important to clean the skin. Then you remove the pollution particles and prepare the skin for your care product so that it can penetrate deeper. Here, too, you must choose a product that contains antioxidants. With the right cleansing routine, you protect and clean the skin optimally. Choose a mild cleansing product that removes particles of pollution, but does not strip the skin of its natural oils. Try LYKKEGAARD REFRESHING Facial Cleansing Foam , which contains antioxidants and certified organic ingredients. Follow up with micellar water or tonic – or LYKKEGAARD MICELLAR 3 in 1 Tonic , which is both and also contains antioxidants.
A few changes in your routines can make a big difference to how much air pollution you are exposed to.
"For example, it is of great importance to the air in your home whether you open a window onto a busy road or onto the courtyard"
The route you take to get somewhere can also be important if you travel outside. You can see the air quality on your route on DCE's website – maybe you should try a new route where you will be less exposed to polluted air?
Remember the sunscreen
Free radicals are found in many places, not just in polluted air. The sun's rays also form free radicals, which can damage the skin. Therefore, it is important to use sunscreen to best protect the skin against the environmental influences that you encounter in everyday life.
Want to know more about which ingredients help fight air pollution? You can read more about the ingredients in our products on the website.