You already know that UV rays can harm your complexion, but have you ever considered the effect of pollutants such as smog, dirt, exhaust, and pollen? They can also seriously wreak havoc on your skin—which is why anti-pollution skincare products need to be a part of your daily pre-wedding routine.
“The stratum corneum acts as armor, protecting the deeper layers of the skin. When this is compromised by environmental aggressors, it can result in hyperpigmentation, inflammation, dryness, dullness, and fine lines,” explains Dendy Engelman, a board certified dermatologist in New York City.
“It’s relatively easy for these harmful particles to penetrate your skin without any line of defense,” notes Engelman. That’s why it’s so important to find products that not only neutralize free radical damage, but help to minimize exposure in the first place.
From antioxidant serums to oxygenated cleansers, these anti-pollution picks should be part of your daily regimen.