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We’re all looking forward to the Spring Sun, but there is no worst combination for our skin than Sun and Pollution.

“There are two types of pollution: urban, which is caused by vehicles, industrial smoke emissions and air-conditioning particles; and environmental – intense cold weather, sun exposure and hard water – all of which can lead to fragile skin,”

– Marie McKeever, Head of Research Development at Clarins.

 

So, if we rule out moving out of the city *which we do* what are our skin-defending / anti-pollution options?

  • Boost your antioxidants

  • Eat all the colors of the rainbow

  • Hydrate and protect your skin

  • Never forget about sunscreen

  • Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize!

 

As for some of the best beauty products to use…

AESOP – Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Serum

Packed with powerful antioxidants but light to the touch and quickly absorbed, layer Aesop’s Parsley Seed serum under your daily moisturizer for a boost of extra hydration.

SUNDAY RILEY – Good Genes Treatment

Sunday Riley’s corrective serum is designed to give you the flawless look of having “good genes.”

EVE LOM – Rescue Mask

Winner of InStyle’s beauty award for “Best Mask for Congested Skin” seven years running, Eve Lom’s Rescue Mask can be used as part of your weekly routine or saved for breakout emergencies.

TATA HARPER – Resurfacing Mask

Give your skin a boost with Tata Harper’s all-natural Resurfacing Mask. Deep-cleansing Pomegranate Enzymes and pore-reducing Pink Clay promise a blemish-free complexion, while Willow Bark Extract brightens dull skin, leaving you with a fresh, healthy glow.

DE MAMIEL – Spring Facial Oil

de Mamiel’s seasonal oils are blended “to work in synergy with nature” and help combat impurities. The brand’s nourishing ‘Spring’ facial tincture is formulated with floral essences including Blackberry and Dandelion and is designed to help renew your skin after a long winter.

FOREO – LUNA™

Foreo’s innovative LUNA™ offers you a cleansing regime comparable to a mini-facial. This compact device combines transdermal T-Sonic™ pulsations with nonabrasive silicone to exfoliate, remove dead cells and cleanse pores of dirt, oil and makeup residue.