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Pollution and Taking Care of Your Skin

Pollution is not just an urban problem...

Urban pollution is a real issue in today's society as recently highlighted in the media, but is not exclusive to built up areas only. All around us wherever we live there are real concerns with pollution and believe it or not, indoor pollution is a big problem too.

Living in a heavily polluted area such as cities and big towns can age your skin by 10% compared to living in the country. Do you know what other factors can lead to pollution damage... the sun isn't the only villain when it comes to ageing skin with it's damaging UV rays. Below are just a few of the things that can lead to pollution of your skin:

- smoke

- car exhaust

- V O C's (Volatile Organic Compounds..that impact on indoor air quality)

How can it actually affect your skin??

Well, the skin is the largest organ, therefore making it an exceptional target that allows the penetration of exogenous agents into the body. You see, pollution particles sometimes are 20x smaller than your pores and they can make their way into the deep layers of the epidermis causing dehydration and inflammation. It can also lead to a loss of elasticity and firmness.

What is glycation??

It's sad but may be true that the more sugar you have in your bloodstream (bye, bye wine!) the older you'll look. It may also affect what type of collagen you can build. Oxidative stress, caused by pollution is also proven to cause glycation. Glycation, in a nutshell, is when sugar molecules stop circulation and binds to a protein like collagen therefore destroying its function.

What to use??

ALUMIENCE A.G.E made by AlumierMD can definitely help. This highly hydrating serum contains Vitamin E, which is a highly moisturizing and fat-soluble vitamin that protects cell membranes and acts as an antioxidant, which strengthens the effect of Vitamin C. Alumience A.G.E. is designed to fight the aggressors from the inside out and is an effective serum.

The benefits:

- Reduces the visible signs of ageing caused by free radicals, pollution and advanced glycation end products (A.G.E.s).

- Uses a unique blend of antioxidants, specialized peptides, antiglycation ingredients and a biomimetic pollution


- Provides the ultimate in daily protection from pollution and UV skin damage.

- Fragrance- free, sulphate-free, paraben-free, mineral oil-free, dye-free.

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