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How to Protect Your Skin from Climate Change

Climate change is very real and it’s here. There’s no more denying the fact that it affects everyone. Those who are in big and congested cities might be experiencing it worse because of the urban heat island effect that makes their surroundings more uncomfortable.

Don’t think that the layers of SPF on your makeup are enough to protect you from the dangers of climate change completely. You should also do the following to protect your skin better:

Wash Your Face Before Bedtime 

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When you’re out of the house, you’re exposed to all the pollutants in the air. You may not see them, but they’re there and they can clog your pores, causing breakouts and other skin problems. This makes cleansing an important part of your nighttime routine, to remove the impurities in your pores so that you will go to sleep with a truly clean face. Skin experts also recommend double cleansing so that the stubborn and deeply-rooted impurities will be removed by the second cleanse, which is usually water-based.

Moisturize and Rehydrate 

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It’s not enough that you cleanse; you also need to bring back the moisture that your skin has lost from the day’s activities. There are several ways you can hydrate, and you can even use them on top of each other. For instance, that face mask online product you bought can be used before you apply your favorite moisturizer to double up on hydration. Some face masks also have vitamin C and other nutrients that help clarify and brighten the skin. One of the side effects of unhealthy skin is its dull appearance. With proper hydration, you can solve this and encourage cell regeneration as well.

Protect Your Skin 

SPF

You already know how to remove impurities that would otherwise clog your pores. You also know that hydration is important in keeping the skin looking healthy. Before you even leave the house, you should already be protecting your skin from climate change, UV, and pollution outside. Products with SPF help do this, and if you use them religiously, you will avoid premature skin aging that is often coupled with crow’s feet and wrinkles. However, you can do more than just using products with SPF.

If you’ve been exfoliating, your skin might be sensitive to the sun. This means it’s better to stay indoors during the hottest time of the day.

You can also use proper sun protection, such as hats or umbrellas. Even the clothes you wear can protect your skin from the harshness of the sun’s rays. With climate change resulting in dramatically changing weather patterns, it’s not enough to rely on forecasts anymore. You might be expecting rain, but the sun can still show up and cause harm to your skin if you’re not prepared.

There are a lot of things you can do to protect your skin from climate change. The good thing is you don’t have to choose just one. The more ways you protect your skin from climate change, the better it will be for the overall state of your skin.

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