Living in the city can be devastating to your skin , the main cause being pollution. It is absorbed by the superficial layers of the face, clogging the pores. For this it is useful to follow a routine. Below you will find a series of recommendations for the daily skincare.

Skincare: how to have healthy skin in the city

It is possible to have one healthy skin even in the city by following small and simple rules.

Cleanse and tone the skin

Always start and finish the day washing your face with a cleanser suited to your skin type . Living in big cities where pollution is a daily problem, it is essential use a good detergent for everyday cleaning.

Uses non-aggressive cleansers on the skin , but which act effectively on the toxins that the skin has absorbed during the day.

To make the cleaning process more effective is good use a tonic , so that no traces of residual impurities remain.

Exfoliate your skin to prevent dead skin cells from building up

Daily exfoliation it helps a lot purify the skin of the face . With the evening use of an exfoliator not only will the pores shrink over time, but the skin will show a greater luminosity, better firmness and a reduction of fine and superficial wrinkles.

Fight pollutants with an antioxidant

The best way to protect your skin from air pollution is the use of a antioxidant .

After exfoliating, use a small amount of antioxidant serum to oppose ageing which can be caused by the atmospheric dust.

Use vitamin C serums

Living in a city and maintaining healthy skin is hard without it serums that prevent pollution from entering the pores. In this case, everything in it C vitamin it is the skin's best friend.

Vitamin C protects the skin from pollution, blocking harmful molecules in the air and from free radicals. They damage cells, causing premature wrinkles, irritation and inflammation over time.

Moisturizes the skin

To complete your daily routine use one moisturizing cream On the market there are excellent night creams perfect for both purposes. Many of these are formulated with hyaluronic acid, shea butter and willow , providing deep hydration for stressed skin. These creams with long and regular use will also reduce the appearance of fine lines. Keep in mind that skin changes throughout the year , just like the seasons.

So a moisturizer that's good in the summer won't be the best remedy for the winter.
You need one more intense moisturizer for the winter months , when the cold makes your skin drier and one lightest moisturizer for summer. It must have a protection factor for protect your skin from the sun's UV rays . For winter, almond moisturizers are excellent, rich in vitamins and perfect for easily irritated skin.

The blend of almond oils helps tone, balance and protect the skin, while also counteracting dryness. For the warmer months, one is recommended moisturizer that contains an SPF greater than or equal to 30.

Apply sunscreen before leaving the house

Every day before leaving the house, spread a thin sunscreen film with an adequate SPF protection factor . In fact, the sun, just like pollution, is always there, ready to cause damage to the skin even in winter.

In addition to protecting the skin from harmful UV rays that cause premature aging, SPF adds an extra barrier that protects the skin from free radicals found in polluted air. In winter the protection factor should not never be less than 15.

Follow proper nutrition

Eat a lot fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins . Research suggests that a diet high in fish and low in refined fats and carbohydrates promotes younger-looking skin. Drinking plenty of water helps maintain the hydrated skin.

Taking care of your skin is just as important as taking care of any other part of the body. By following these simple rules to have one healthy skin even in the city, you will avoid problems such as premature wrinkles, blemishes and above all it is necessary to avoid skin diseases.

April 27, 2022 — Valeria Donati