Should my skin be worried?
London’s smog has surpassed Beijing’s. Time to take action…
Awhopping nine out of 10 cities are exposed to highly polluted air, which causes fine lines, blackheads and enlarged pores. But before you rush out to buy a paper bag, we have some pollution-busting, skin-saving products designed to protect you from cell damage and, more importantly, to ensure you keep your natural glow.
Wrong! dr den dy engelman, elizabeth Arden’ s consulting dermatologist, explains: ‘Those living in higher traffic areas have more brown spots and pronounced wrinkles than those living in more rural areas, but all individuals need to protect their skin from pollution regardless of where they live and I’ d recommend starting as soon as possible .’
Research suggests that exposure to the air in urban environments can more than double the damage caused by the sun. The effects on your skin:
Inflammation Dryness and dullness An increase in dark spots Fine lines and wrinkles
After a 20-minute city walk, cellular damage is 270%shown to increase by I live in the country. I’m safe, right?