We all know how damaging the sun can be for the skin but you often forget about all the other things it is exposed to on a daily basis. Living in a city, your skin is constantly being bombarded by smoke, dust, exhaust fumes and dirt which can cause some serious problems for the skin.
The damaging free radicals in these pollutants attack the cells that produce collagen in the skin, which makes you prone to wrinkles and fine lines. They also interfere with the skin’s ability to retain moisture making it dry, red and blotchy. The best way to protect the skin is using skin care rich in antioxidants, as these block these free radicals and prevent them from causing any damage. The most effective antioxidants to look out for are Vitamins A, C and E.