Major cities across the globe are recording ever-increasing pollution levels. As it turns out, pollution doesn’t just pose a problem for our lungs, it can wreak havoc on our city complexions too.
Skin-damaging pollutants like smog and traffic fumes can result in a weakened skin barrier, vulnerable to free radicals leading to premature skin ageing, and build-up grime, leading to everything from clogged pores, pimples to pigmentation.
Pollution-proof your skin with tips from Ruby Sidhu, CACI Training Officer:
As well as protecting skin from environmental damage on a daily basis with a broad-spectrum SPF, look for powerful antioxidants in skincare that help to neutralise free radicals and stop them causing damage:
Vitamin E (tocopheryl acetate, Vitamin E acetate, and tocopherol) acts as a potent antioxidant helping to support the body’s natural defense against free radicals.
Find it in: CACI Rejuvenating Hand Mask; CACI Eye Revive Mask.
Sepicalm® is a combination of amino acids that instantly helps to calm inflammation linked to genetic and environmental ageing by targeting the very core of the cells.
Find it in: CACI Amino-Lift Peptide Complex.
Seaweed is a natural source of antioxidants and has skin-renewal benefits.
Find it in: CACI Eye Revive Serum; CACI Eye Revive Mask.
Soy Protein is a potent antioxidant with soothing benefits.
Find it in: CACI Eye Revive Serum.
Recommended anti-pollution treatments:
CACI Skin Calm targets skin prone to breakouts and irritation. Uses LED light therapy renowned for its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory healing properties, combined with CACI’s soothing Hydro Mask to calm, reduce redness and rehydrate the skin. CACI Purifying targets blemishes, age spots and pigmentation. It combines anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory red and blue LED light therapy to help heal the skin and trigger tissue repair, using Orbital Microdermabrasion or Ultrasonic Actuator, ETR (Enhanced Tissue Repair pads), Wrinkle Comb, and finishing with the Hydro Mask.