It's common knowledge that sun exposure can be detrimental to a healthy, glowing complexion. In fact, this factor alone is the number one cause of skin aging and discoloration. However, UV rays aren't the only environmental hazard you should be concerned about. If you regularly head into the city, you could verywell be subjecting your skin to air pollution too.
Between the free radicals present in ozone and the nitric oxide present in care fumes, it's no wonder that spending too much time in the city can cause inflammation, break outs, dark spots and more. But if you don't have the option to breathe in the clean air of the country, what can you do to protect your complexion?
"Our approach to pollution should be very much the same as to the sun; prevention is always better than cure," notes Elle UK. "The key is antioxidants that protect cells from free radical damage caused by environmental aggressors, as well as keeping your skin hydrated (so it performs optimally) at all times."
No matter how old you are or where you live, nourishment and hydration should always be top priorities in your skin care regimen. As well as beefing up your skin's natural defenses, you can clear away dead and damaged cells with chemical peels, microdermabrasion and other rejuvenating treatments. At Marotta Aesthetics Laser, we offer a range of anti-aging procedures to help you look and feel great. Plus, we'll give you plenty of tips to maintain your youthful complexion between visits!