One of the things that can be quite detrimental to our skin is pollution. It often gets forgotten about as we tend to focus on protecting our face and neck from the sun, plus general cleansing, moisturising, and conditioning. Good cleansing with products like Nakin’ Natural Anti-Ageing Skincare is important to clear away the build-up of daily pollution and help to protect and revive skin from some of the effects of pollution. One of our products that we particularly like to use twice daily in the fight against pollution is our Nakin Purifying Face Toner. It is used after cleansing with our natural cleansing milk or natural face wash, but before applying treatments and face moisturisers.
Our natural anti-ageing face toner helps skin to fight against the effects of pollution with its deep cleansing formula, that uses botanical ingredients to clear away any traces of environmental pollution found after cleansing. Using a cleanser and toner together gives a double whammy of cleansing, as well as hydrating and conditioning the face and neck. We also have our natural exfoliator which helps against pollution and can be used nightly, but when not using an exfoliator, a toner is really beneficial to keep skin fresh and clear.
Our face toner contains lots of fantastic natural ingredients and one of these that is especially helpful in the fight against pollution is witch hazel. Witch hazel is a plant that has long been used for its medicinal properties. The leaves and bark of the plant are used to make an extract that is a brilliant natural remedy for various ailments. Witch hazel is also known for its ability to help cleanse the skin and remove impurities. Studies show that witch hazel is effective in fighting against pollution. The plant contains tannins, which are known to bind with environmental pollutants and help remove them from the skin. This makes witch hazel an excellent choice as a key ingredient in our face toner.
Our toner also contains cleansing seaweed extract, plus conditioning hyaluronic acid, and glycerin. This means that the special blend can give skin everything it needs to clear skin after cleansing and help to clear away pollution, plus hydrate and revive at the same time. Find out more about it online as well as the rest of our natural anti-ageing face products. They all help against pollution with the high performing plant ingredients in the formulas.
Our skin is the largest organ in the body, and it is also one of the most exposed to environmental pollution. Pollutants can penetrate the skin and cause a number of problems, including clogged pores, blackheads, premature ageing and skin irritation.
One of the major ways that pollution affects skin is by causing oxidative stress. This is when there is an imbalance between the production of free radicals and the body’s ability to neutralise them. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can damage cells, and they are produced when we are exposed to pollution. As free radicals build up, they start to damage collagen and elastin—two proteins that keep skin looking firm and youthful. This damage leads to wrinkles, sagging skin, and a loss of elasticity. Pollution can also cause inflammation, which can trigger or worsen skin conditions like acne, eczema, and psoriasis. Inflammation can also lead to redness, swelling, and itchiness. This is why it is so important to clear away daily grime from the face and neck. Plus, after cleansing apply face treatments and moisturiser for further anti-ageing nourishment, plus protection from pollution.