The Harmful Effects of Pollution to your Skin

As environmental pollution continues to pose serious threats to the world, it is no doubt that it is also putting a toll on people’s health including the skin. As such, researchers are already in its initial stages of determining the detrimental effects of air pollution to human’s biggest organ, skin.

Scientific studies show that excessive exposure to pollution makes our skin prone to premature skin aging, wrinkles, discoloration, dryness, dullness, irritation, and roughness. These are triggered by oxidative stress or overproduction of destructive Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS), brought by three pollution-related major components: particulate matter (PMs), ozones, and aryl hydrocarbon receptors (AhR). In a research entitled “Effects of Air Pollution on the Skin: A Review”, it proves that air pollutants impair the skin by inducing oxidative stress.  ROS disables body’s natural antioxidants to neutralize them before harming the skin and other organs in our body.

Prolonged or repetitive exposure to elevated levels of pollutants may pose profound negative effects on the skin. Air pollutants like cigarette smoking can contribute to premature aging and increased incidences of psoriasis, acne, and skin cancer. It degenerates other skin conditions like atopic dermatitis and eczema. In addition, exposures to ultraviolet radiation as well as polyaromatic hydrocarbons can lead to extrinsic skin aging, pigmentation, cancers, and acne.

In urban areas and cities around the world, the presence of toxic fumes contributes to air pollution that is damaging to the skin. Vehicle traffic in the cities adds up to the problem. Smokes from traffic have these toxic particles: PMs, nitrogen dioxide (NO2), and chemicals such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). According to Professor Jean Krutmann, director at the Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine in Germany, PMs are a problem for skin that increases age spots and wrinkles.

Due to these skin infirmities caused by pollution, global skin care companies are seeking for solutions, and continuously developing innovative skin care products that would alleviate the damage.

In the Philippines, a skin care company has come up with novel products that would respond to these impending need, preventing further skin damage. Novelina introduces its line of skin care products that aim to protect the skin from pollution.

Novelina Ultra Lightening Soap and Pollution Shield is not only a whitening soap but also a soap that protects your skin from pollution. Thanks to its Natural Bioactive ingredients – Aloe, Broccoli, and Citrus that shield the skin from the ill-effects of pollution.

To maintain skin’s youthful and radiant glow, Novelina Ultra Lightening Soap and Pollution Shield has Snail Serum that serves as an anti-aging and healing agent. For a whiter complexion, this soap has two powerful whitening ingredients namely Glutathione and Tres Blanche. An expertly blended skin whitener, Tres Blanche is said to be 10 times more effective than Kojic Acid.

To complement with soap in keeping your skin soft, smooth, and supple, Novelina introduces its Instant Lightening Lotion and Pollution Shield. It whitens, rejuvenates and repairs damaged tissues as well as protects skin from pollution, and sun damage. Like its soap, Novelina Instant Lightening Lotion and Pollution Shield has Glutathione and Tres Blanche to whiten the skin, Snail Serum to prevent skin aging, and Natural Bioactives – Aloe, Broccoli, and Citrus to shield the skin against pollution. To protect the skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays, this lotion has SPF 25 for optimum skin protection.

Using these novel skin care products daily will delay the emerging effects of pollution on the skin, keeping it healthy, young, and glowing.

Novelina Ultra Lightening Soap and Pollution Shield and Novelina Instant Lightening Lotion and Pollution Shield are available in leading beauty stores near you.

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