During your life, you’ll likely buy skincare products for all sorts of reasons. To treat acne. To unclog pores. Even to remedy issues with dry skin. But what you’ll most likely use skincare products for is to cover day-to-day blemishes and unsightly spots.

More and more, women are turning to anti-pollution skincare products to protect themselves against dangerous forms of air pollution. Multiple studies have shown the deleterious effects air pollutants, such as smog or ozone rays, can have on the skin. Ambient (outdoor) air pollution can cause inflammation, premature aging, lowering of the immune system, and even the depletion of essential vitamins and antioxidants. Put simply, pollution causes more wrinkles and discoloration of the skin.

The way to protect your skin is to include anti-pollutant skincare products into your daily beauty regime. Much in the same way sunscreen protects against harmful UV sunrays, anti-pollutant skincare products work as a protective barrier between your skin and the harmful particulates in the air. Here are just a few ways you can protect your skin against pollutants so you can keep your complexion smooth and clear.

Establish an Effective Beauty Routine

Just as your mother used to remind you: Good habits make for good results. With this in mind, the absolute foundation of any good beauty regiment is establishing and sticking to good cleansing habits. Below is a list of fantastic habits you should maintain to keep your face and skin free of hostile pollutants and other foreign irritants:

  • Wash and rinse your face at least twice a day
  • Preferably use a natural aloe-based cleanser
  • Apply only natural sunscreen; avoid oxy benzone and similar harsh chemicals
  • Buy a fashionable pair of sunglasses.
  • Daily, use of a gentle facial scrub, pineapple or papaya, to remove dead skin and air pollutants
  • Find a great bedtime recovery cream or serum that also has antioxidant protection
  • Be sure to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water
  • Exercise weekly, if not daily and be sure to get your 8 hours of sleep each night

You’ll be surprised at how maintaining these good habits will help your skin appear healthy and vibrant after just a few weeks of treatment. Below are a few beauty products which can help further protect your skin from harmful pollutants as well:

Anti-Pollutant Facial Washanti-pollution skincare products

As most every woman knows, the foundation of your beauty regiment begins with your facial wash. Before you can begin any sort of effective skin treatment you simply must start with a blank slate. You can do this by washing away any pollutants currently clinging to your face.

OM Botanical recommends washing your face 2 to 3 times daily to remove any foreign particulates or volatile organic compounds saturating your skin. You want to use a product like our One Step Organic Face Wash which has natural ingredients like papaya and pineapple that can nourish your skin and fully scrub your pores free of any harmful pollutants.

Anti-Pollution Vitamin C Facial Serum

Next you will want to begin the restoration of any lost antioxidants air pollutants have drained from your face. Essentially, antioxidants are important because they increase skin regeneration by reducing collagen degradation.

The primary antioxidants your body uses to keep your skin youthful, hydrated, and colorful are vitamin A and Vitamin C. The very best product OM Botanical offers for antioxidant rejuvenation is our Vitamin C Facial Serum. By boosting the collagen production in your face, you’ll find your skin will be more firm, free of sun and age spots, and will reduce the wrinkles on your forehead, around your eyes, and at the corners of your mouth. OM Botanical’s Vitamin C Facial Serum will revitalize your complexion by brightening and smoothing the skin on your face so you will look fresher and more youthful than ever.

Anti-Aging Cream

Lastly, you’ll want to include an effective anti-aging cream to your regiment. One of the worst effects of daily exposure to environmental pollution is the accelerated rate in which it ages the skin, especially the face. Air pollution contains tiny particles of nitrogen dioxide and other harmful chemicals like polycyclic hydrocarbons. These chemicals clog your pores and age the skin by causing inflammation and oxidative damage. In other words, such pollutants literally change the growth of your skin’s microflora and cause it to prematurely age.

When looking for a quality anti-aging cream, you should do whatever you can to avoid harmful chemicals such as retinoids. Retinol, Retin A, and other synthetic compounds are widely used in beauty products to reverse aging and wrinkles. But for too many people, these chemicals cause rashes, acne breakouts, and dry skin. Such chemicals are so dangerous, doctors warn pregnant mothers to avoid them at all costs, so why would you use them to protect your face?

Luckily, OM Botanical offers one of the best all-natural anti-aging moisturizers on the market. Our Young & Bright All-In-One Anti-Aging Face and Eye Cream is the most effective way to protect your face from dangerous pollutants in the air. Since OM Botanical is committed to never using harmful synthetic chemicals such as Retinol and Retin A, you’ll never have to worry about causing further damage to your skin in the name of protection. Our anti-aging serum will help you reduce wrinkles, reverse premature aging, and protect your face from harmful pollutants.