Best Skin Care Tips To Fight Pollution, Detoxify, And Prevent Dry Skin

Kirsten Silven

As temps routinely soar into the 90s this summer, beauty-conscious readers everywhere are searching for the best skin care tips to detoxify, fight pollution, signs of aging, and dry skin. Considering the natural aging process changes how every person's skin care routine looks throughout their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and beyond, it can be overwhelming to find proven solutions to address a growing list of skin care concerns.

"Not only is your skin constantly changing (both inside and out), but also the amount of time and money you're willing to spend on your face is forever in flux," wrote Self.

Still, there are a few tried-and-true skin care tips and beauty basics that apply to everyone – regardless of age. By consistently using these proven methods to detoxify, fight pollution and prevent dry skin, it's possible to look good at any age without spending a fortune.

"Spoiler alert: Every one of them said SPF is a daily requirement in every age group."

In response to an increasing volume of science-backed evidence that toxic air, free radicals and noxious gasses have a negative effect on the skin's natural aging process, a study this year followed subjects in Germany and China, finding a link between increased air pollution and brown spots on participants' skin, reported the Seattle Times. In response, some major beauty companies are jumping on board with new skin care tips, including adding "pollution protection" products to every beauty routine. These relative newcomers to makeup bags worldwide include a blend of antioxidants like vitamins C and E, provide proper cleansing and promote skin barrier repair.

"Among the skin care ingredients to consider are glycerin, lanolin, niacinamide and beeswax."

First, take breaks from air conditioning, which despite keeping you cool also causes continual drying of the skin. Next, select a non-fragranced moisturizer, especially if your skin feels tight from sun exposure, or opt to use aloe, a facial oil or body oil if extreme dryness has set in. Same goes for fragrance in other beauty and skin care products – avoid it during bouts of dryness to speed up the healing process and avoid added irritation. Finally, try a new twist on staying hydrated by sipping on juice-infused water – simply pop your favorite fruits and veggies in the blender, add a dash of coconut water and you have a super hydrating alternative to plain old tap water.

"Fortunately, experts say a few small changes to your diet and beauty routine can give your hair and skin a detoxifying beauty boost."

As for detoxifying skin care tips, start by applying a natural clay mask at least once a week to pull impurities to the surface, then exfoliate (gently) daily before applying a serum with chelators, which counteract the effects of heavy metals on the skin. Finally, be sure to cleanse nightly before bed and in the morning before applying moisturizer.

By making a few small changes, you can detoxify your diet, clarify your complexion, revive your hair, and freshen your smile.

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