With the country gearing up for a Corona lockdown and half the UK workforce expected to be working remotely by 2020 you might feel skipping the daily commute keeps your skin at bay from pollution, but working from home can play just as much havoc with your skin. Most of us are aware of the polluted air filling our cities and use antioxidants and sunscreen as a daily shield but the bad news is your skin needs just as much protection indoors!
Household cleaning supplies are a very common cause of indoor pollution. Harsh chemicals that give off fumes can irritate skin resulting in breaking down collagen, redness, breakouts and clogged pores.
Particulates from candles and incense – so maybe think twice about lighting that candle at your desk to de-stress! Odors from harsh household cleaners, so fitting in a quick ‘HINCH’ during your lunch might actually be doing no good. Then there’s also wood-burning fireplaces or stoves to name a few!
UVB light from our iPhones, iPads and computers can cause skin cells to age and can cause some indirect damage to cells’ DNA.
Start with a cleanser like the impressive PRIORI GENTLE CLEANSER, £30. Removing impurities and debris while expertly exfoliating the surface of the skin. This cleanser helps to improve the overall tone and texture of the skin. Not only that, this innovative formula also enhances the skin’s barrier functions to improve its environmental defences. A specialist Anti-Irritant Complex calms and soothes the skin, while LCA Complex provides hydration, renewal and antioxidant protection in one.
‘Sealing’ in freshness for your skin even though you might not be getting fresh air is a breeze thanks to the BYONIK SEAL ,£56, which imbues your skin with long-lasting, intensive freshness while at the same time strengthening its protective function. The active ingredient black oat provides deep moisturising and gives your skin a vitality you will feel immediately. Provitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and biotin combined with a maximum amount of rich ceramides help your skin create a seal of freshness which protects it from environmental damage- indoor and out!
Give your skin regular recharges during the day with a few spritzes of the Byonik Concur Facial Mist, £59, which helps protect the skin against environmental stressors such as smoke and pollution. These are responsible for premature ageing, but the high level of antioxidants in the facial mist go to work instantly to tackle free radicals and help repair and protect the skin barrier.
Introducing Tetra, superior sun and environmental protection: Four levels of protection that adapt to provide what your skin needs. This multilayer formula is enriched with broad spectrum mineral sunscreen, proprietary Infrared and HEV Protection Complex, antioxidants and DNA repair enzymes to shield your skin. Protect your skin from the environmental elements such as free radicals, pollutants and visible blue light from electronics. All Priori Tetra products feature Genetic Protection Factor (GPF). Tetra fx250 – Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen, £72.