Pollution And How To Protect Your Skin From Its Effects

anti pollution skincare

This month marks the 65th anniversary of the Great London Smog.  A combination of a freezing cold weather, stoked up coal fires and trains chugging pollution out into the air resulted in a yellow polluted smog as thick as soup descending on London.

Today the issues have changed; but pollution remains a real issue all over the country  – and this  very much affects the skin.  “At such high levels, ozone, carbon monoxide and particulate matter impact the skin, depleting vital antioxidants,” explains Nourish London founder, Dr Pauline Hili.  “This time of year is especially damaging to the skin’s lipid – or protective – layer, causing the skin to enter into a repeating dryness cycle.  This results in the skin looking dull, encouraging acne and rashes and, under such attack, premature ageing.”

Cleansing is possibly the most important element of any skincare regime because it removes these air-born pollutants. Dr Hili advises paying particular attention to the grooves in the skin such as around the nose, the ears and, gently, around the eyes and not forgetting the neck.  Nourish London’s Kale 3D Cleanse is leading the way.  “We were the first skincare range to recognise that kale is a revolutionary ingredient because it has a special enzyme system which enables it to prevent toxic particles from sticking the skin and causing localised inflammation and ageing,” says Dr Hili.  “Kale 3D Cleanse also provides hyaluronic acid, probiotics and oxygenating extracts that work in synergy to energise and refresh the skin as this facial wash lifts make up and grime.”

Dr Hili also advises boosting antioxidant levels in the skin to build up a natural resilience. Appling Nourish London’s Protect Replenishing Peptide, rich in Vitamin C, will provide this protection.

The Nourish London Essential Radiance Collection features Kale 3D Cleanse, Protect Serum and the beautifully scented Radiance Facial Oil to replenish the lipid layer, bringing you a fresh and naturally radiant look. You can find out more at nourishskinrange.com here and use code GREENFINDER at the checkout for your exclusive discount of 15% on any order (valid to 6th January 2018).

To win a set of the Kale Essential Radiance Collection worth £30 simply answer the following question: Which ingredient is used by Nourish London to help to prevent toxic particles adhering to the skin?


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