Environmental factors that stimulate free-radical production (which contributes to skin ageing) include UV rays, radiation, pollution, and lifestyle habits like smoking. Now that the haze is back, you can be sure that there will be an increase in free radical production, but how does it affect you and how can you prevent it?
Free radicals damage healthy cells and causes them to oxidise, much like how a piece of cut apple turns brown. Over time, it affects the collagen and elastin, which determines how taut and firm your skin is, causing wrinkles and dullness. The body’s best defense against free radicals are antioxidants, which includes ingredients like vitamin C, vitamin E, retinols, green tea, lycopene, resveratrol, grape seed and niacinamide.
Reaching deep within the skin to remove impurities, the Origins A Perfect World Antioxidant Cleanser with White Tea detoxes skin and prevents premature skin ageing.
Containing antioxidants like glutathione, vitamin C, and vitamin E, the Philosophy When Hope Is Not Enough Serum guards skin against environmental damage and minimise fine lines and wrinkles.
Experiencing breakouts from the haze? Dab a little of this cooling, light-weight gel over your pimples to soothe and treat it. You can even dab it over your make-up while at work.
Fragrance free and suitable for sensitive skin, the Clinique Super Rescue Antioxidant Night Moisturiser delivers a potent blend of eight antioxidants to neutralise free-radical damage and repair skin.
The key ingredients in the Kiehl’s Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Masque, are powerful antioxidants which strengthen skin against environmental aggressors.