Before you think anti-pollution facial products are yet another marketing gimmick to add something needless to your routine – don’t! I always take the less is more approach with beauty because it’s the key to my remaining breakout-free. I’m in my 30s but breakouts continue to be a problem, especially now that I’m on and off various hormone medications to help me get pregnant. All this brings me to anti-pollution facial products which aren’t something you necessarily need to add to your routine, but swap with your existing moisturizer or serum.
You already know your skin needs to be protected from UVA/UVB rays but the second major culprit for skin aging and dullness (aside from genetics) is air. Obviously locking yourself indoors isn’t a solution but especially if you live in a major city like NYC the air is full of dirt, toxins, and debris that can lead to premature visible signs of aging. Wiping away sweat when you skin is covered in this grime also makes you prone to breaking out, which is where anti-pollution facial products come in. They’re antioxidant-rich and work by forming an invisible shield between your skin and the air’s grime. They come as tints, serums, moisturizers as well as UVA/UVB protecting products so you can swap them into your routine wherever is most convenient. Here’s a look at some standouts!
Ren Skincare Pollution Proof Kit, $22.50