Pollutants stress the skin
As varied as life in a large metropolis may be, the pollutant loads on the skin are enormous. Environmental pollution from air and road traffic also takes its toll on the skin. More skin impurities are the price of living in the city.
The following five steps are therefore particularly important if you don’t live by an idyllic lake in-the-middle-of-nowhere:
1. SKIN CLEANSING
Intensive skin cleansing in the evening is an absolute must. You can use a cleansing oil to gently cleanse the skin and at the same time pamper it with caresses. A little leisure and a gentle massage of the face will help to remove the stress of the day from the face. Then cleanse with a soap and dab with a toner containing as little or no alcohol as possible to remove small oil residues and particularly stubborn make-up residues and disinfect the skin at the same time.
Gently exfoliate the facial skin once a week. Choose a scrub that is as natural as possible, without plastic micro-particles, and exfoliate with a light hand so as not to overly stress the skin. You can easily make your own natural scrub with ground coffee and coconut oil, which works very well.
Leaving the house without make-up is not the best idea in the City, as good make-up products protect the skin from UV rays and repel pollutants and dirt, at least to a small extent.
4. AT NIGHT
At night, after thoroughly cleansing the face, it makes a lot of sense to let the skin rest from time to time without any care products. Even at night, there are still enough pollutants in the city, but the combination of pollutants and an overabundant supply of active ingredients is a strain on the skin. Therefore, let your skin breathe freely every now and then, even at night.
Eat your greens. Green vegetables, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, currants (berry power) and walnuts – all foods that contain antioxidants help the skin look good even in the biggest metropolis.