Don’t pollute your skin

How to counteract the effects of pollution on your skin.

There are many things that affect the health of your skin. Stress, diet, exercise, and the sun can all contribute to the premature aging of the body’s largest organ. While we have control over some of these factors, there are others, such as pollution, which we cannot, and must therefore adjust our skincare routine to negate some of the effects on our skin.

Air pollution from vehicle emissions, oil refineries, cement producing plants, and mining are some of the biggest contributors to air pollution in South Africa, posing a major risk to our well-being. In addition to premature aging, airborne pollution has been linked to many other skin conditions, such as eczema, atopic dermatitis, acne, and psoriasis.

Air pollutants damage the skin by inducing a reaction called oxidative stress – a process whereby the amount of oxidants from impurities in the air exceed the skin’s antioxidant defence system, which in turn can affect collagen fibres and skin cells. The effects of oxidative stress can be controlled with good quality skin care products designed to counteract this damage.

Sebamed’s range of specially formulated, clinically tested Anti-Pollution skincare products provides protection against a spectrum of environmental pollution.

Anti-Pollution Day Care

Formulated with Vitamin E (a natural antioxidant) and Q10 (a coenzyme which acts as a “free radical scavenger”), our Anti-Pollution Day Care cream also protects against the damaging effects of the sun’s UVA and UVB rays with an SPF20. Formulated at the ideal pH5.5, the fast absorbing cream strengthens the skin’s natural ability to protect itself from environmental influences.

Anti-Pollution Micellar Water (Oily/Combo) & (Normal/Dry)

Created to help sustain the skin’s natural Acid Mantle, Sebamed’s Anti-Pollution Micellar Water is designed to gently cleanse the face and delicate eye area while effectively removing make-up. Available in 2 unique formulas to suit your skin type, it forms an important step in keeping your face looking and feeling fresh.
The water-binding properties of Hyaluronic Acid improve the elasticity of normal to dry skin, while Zinc-PCA and Hamamelis provides mattifying, gentle deep cleansing for oily and combo skin.

Anti-Pollution Hydrating Fluid

Strengthening the skin’s natural barrier with Fermented Lactic Acid Bacteria, our Anti-Pollution Hydrating Fluid delivers effective protection against a range of environmental factors which contribute to premature aging.
Combining the antioxidant agents of Q10 and Hyaluronic Acid with an SFP20 at the ideal pH5.5, this light fluid provides intense, rapidly absorbed moisture.

It’s a balancing act

We cannot solve the problem of air pollution overnight; however, by using Sebamed’s range of medically proven, dermalogically-tested Anti-Pollution skincare products we can prevent the negative effects of it by ensuring a balanced skincare regime.