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4 Ways The City Damages Your Skin

Yes, living in the metro can wreak havoc on your skin.
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Urban living is fun. There are all sorts of interesting events to go to, people to meet, and places to discover. But there are downsides to living in the city too, like the high cost of living, traffic, and bad skin. We’re talking dry, flaky skin and breakouts. So what is it about living in the metro that leads to this? Below, four ways being a city girl can be stressful to your skin and how to deal.

1. Water

Just imagine all the pipes that water gushes through and the chemicals and impurities it manages to collect along the way before it gets to you… and you wonder why you have skin problems! Getting a home filter system would be a great solution. Besides your skin, your whole house and overall health will benefit from clean and safe water.

2. Mood

The fast pace of city living can give rise to negative moods, such as stress, anger, anxiety, and fear. These negative emotions disturb blood flow and affect facial muscles, making your skin dull and wrinkly. Avoid sinking into a dark mood by getting enough sleep, water, and exercise. A well-balanced diet will keep the blues away too, and limiting caffeine to just one cup will also help ward off irritability and anxiety.

3. Pollution

Pollution dries and ages the skin. But you can put up a good fight by slathering on a protective layer on your skin like Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Strength Lotion. Its non-greasy formula is light on the skin, giving you none of that sticky feeling that lotion-plus-outdoors brings. We love that it also helps deal with dry skin!

4. Workplace

Besides the stress that can cause breakouts, other elements in your work environment can lead to dry skin and even dark spots. There’s the air-con, which dries out skin. Ultraviolet radiation from the sun shining through windows, and indoor lights which cause melasma or dark spots. Combat sneaky UVA and UVB rays with Vaseline Healthy White SPF30 PA ++ Serum. It also has vitamin B3 which offers a long-term whitening effect and a non-greasy formula that is sure to soften skin. 

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