Today, we live in a highly polluted and harmful world, very harmful to our health. In this sense, the skin cannot but be affected by a multitude of invisible contaminating components, to which we are all constantly exposed. Particles, gases, heavy metals, solar radiation and blue light emitted by digital devices are just some examples of what we call “modern pollution”.
The cosmetic industry has implemented numerous products that aim to strengthen the skin, protect it and keep it clean from any waste. In Estética Lostao we tell you everything about the effect of pollution on our skin and the best ways to prevent the corrosive effect it causes.
The effect of toxins and temperature changes at a skin level
The skin suffers a lot from the penetration of toxins that enter through the pores and can produce multiple imbalances: from the obstruction of the pores, increased production of fat, inflammation, sensitivity to little or no oxygenation. But the most harmful effects of pollution at the skin level are two: the increase of free radicals and oxidative stress, and the weakening of the skin barrier and its microbiota.
As if I didn’t have enough exposure to pollution, weather conditions such as humidity, cold, wind cause dryness, tightness or irritation and high temperatures increase ozone levels. In these cases, the skin weakens and loses its natural ability to defend itself, which can lead to increased inflammatory processes, sensitivity and irritation.
If the epidermis is the skin’s first line of defense, the microbiota is the second protective shield. These are microorganisms, billions of bacteria and microbes that live symbiotically with our body and are a key link in the regulation of inflammation and tissue repair. Their balance and diversity are also vital for the proper maintenance of the acidic command responsible for lipid synthesis, as well as modulating the skin’s immune system and protecting against external pathogens, allergens, sunrays and oxidative stress.
The main consequence of an excess of free radicals in the skin cells is the appearance of signs of aging, from premature spots and wrinkles to a noticeable lack of firmness. On the other hand, if the skin barrier does not function properly, the skin will be affected in different ways. One of these effects is the loss of transepidermal water, resulting in dryness, roughness and more pronounced lines, loss of elasticity, the appearance of blemishes or a dim and dull complexion.
The cosmetic challenge of taking care of the skin against pollution
To prevent damage to the skin’s microbiota, the most recognized firms in the world of skin beauty have developed products that include Prebiotics, nutrients that serve as “food” for beneficial bacteria as opposed to harmful ones. These compounds are intended to activate the regeneration of the skin flora so that it recovers, balances and reproduces more quickly. The result: a healthier and more vibrant skin.
These cosmetics that will defend us from pollution, UV radiation and blue light, are based on three pillars:
- FORTIFY: Concentrated prebiotics that repair the skin from environmental aggressions One of the most prominent examples is Diamond Cocoon Skin Booster, junto con Ultra Rich Cream, Sheer Cream, Sheer Eye all from Diamond Cocoon line.
- BLINDING: Shields that protect the skin from multiple types of contamination. They come in the form of mist or cream with protection indexes. The relevant product for shielding the skin is Natura Bissé‘s Diamond Cocoon Ultimate Shield.
- RELEASE: Cleansers that remove toxins and impurities from the skin, revealing a purified, fresh, smooth and luminous skin. The cleaning of the skin can be done with Diamond Cocoon Enzyme Cleanser or Diamond Cocoon Daily Cleanse.
They all act as an intelligent dual-action defence: they strengthen the skin barrier to protect its interior and reactivate the skin’s natural ability to defend itself against these external aggressions, while helping to insulate it from pollution and environmental damage.
In Estética Lostao we are constantly working to offer you the most complete information on how to care for fabulous skin. Don’t let time go by. Start protecting it as soon as possible.