Contrary to popular belief, the sun isn’t the only one to be blamed for skin damage. The not-so-pleasant effects that come along with the hustle and bustle of city living like exposure to pollution and grime for example, can greatly affect your complexion. Below, four different ways living in the city can bring about damage to our skin.
1. Hot temperatures can increase oil production.
Hot climate, which we all know is very common in our cities, can cause your skin to increase its oil production. Moving from a humid temperature to one with low humidity can also cause your skin to go haywire when it comes to retaining hydration. Moreover, changes in temperature can also cause problems like redness and more visible capillaries as well.
2. Being exposed to polluted air almost 24/7 can make the skin dull.
Dust, dirt, vehicle exhaust, second hand smoke, and chemical sprays are just a few indoor and outdoor pollutants that take away our skin’s healthy glow and leave it looking dull. We come across these pollutants on a daily basis—whether through our commute on our way to work or while spraying on perfume at home.
3. Spending a lot of time under the sun can cause premature aging.
Premature aging can be caused by a lot of things—it can be stress from work, smoking, or pollution, but the biggest contributor of all is exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun. Not only does it affect the layers that protect our skin, it also speeds up the aging process. What’s worse is we can’t really see or feel the changes right away! Do damage control by using a day cream that offers ample sun protection, such as Pond’s White Beauty Day Cream Advanced SPF 15 PA ++ to shield you from the harmful rays of the sun and at the same time, brighten and repair damaged cells from deep within.
4. Long sun exposure can result to dark spots.
Melanocytes are cells that produce melanin, the pigment that gives our skin color. When our skin is constantly exposed to a lot of sunshine (like when we’re having lunch outs or office errands), melanocytes start producing more pigment than normal, which reflect on our skin as dark spots. The easiest way to prevent this is to wear sunscreen with UVA protection all the time and if possible, limit your time under direct sunlight. Pond’s White Beauty Day Cream has the new, patented whitening ingredient VITAMIN B3+, which helps whiten from within by reducing the production and distribution of melanin which contributes to skin darkening. It also gives your skin a light powder finish for a natural looking glow.
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