I grew up in the picturesque Pacific Northwest, but lived in Chicago for 16 years. Each time I went home for at least a week, there would be a noticeable difference in the appearance of my skin—fewer blemishes, fuller skin, and a natural glow. This got me thinking. Does city living age you faster? We can’t all enjoy the clean, fresh, country air daily, but there is much you can do to protect your skin from the increased exposure to aging toxins found in major cities.
City Living And Your Skin—Wear A Daily Barrier Cream
A barrier cream can be mixed with your daily SPF moisturizer to provide an additional layer of protection.
Boost Your Antioxidant Intake
Antioxidants are the best way to eliminate the toxins your skin is exposed to. Use antioxidant-rich skincare products and increase the antioxidants and toxin flushing water in your daily diet.
Have A Nighttime Skincare Routine
Make sure you wash your face at the end of each day, even if you aren’t wearing makeup. Follow with a skin serum and PM cream. Also, make sure you get at least 7 to 9 hours of skin-healthy sleep.
City air can contain as much as 50 times more pollutants than country or suburban air. Turn to the tips above to maintain a natural healthy glow and ensure city living does not prematurely age your skin.