Published: August 2, 2017
Technology has grown to become such a huge part of our daily lives. Of course, we don’t need to tell YOU that. Between technology and the increase of pollution we’re exposed to on a regular basis, how these things effect our skin can be a major concern. Technology and your skin…what do they have in common? We decided to do a little research to determine the impact technology may be having on your skin. Even though it’s impossible for us to completely avoid technology and pollution in our world, understanding the impact can help you make adjustments as needed.
Alright, so we hate to say this, but it’s clear that pollution (much due to the increase of technology) isn’t so great on our skin. Throughout our research, we came across quite a few articles and experts stressing the negative impacts technology (i.e. pollution) has on our skin. What’s so bad about it? In short, most of the damage is due to the free radicals we’re exposed to through the pollution in the air. Free radicals wreak HAVOC on our skin is a number of different ways. You may not be too familiar with the term free radicals, but in essence they’ve been found to cause skin cancer, speed up the aging process and do a lot of damage in other ways to our skin. Because they’re something we’re exposed to on such a frequent basis, they have the ability to latch on to our skin and do all this damage over time.
Ok, so you get that technology and your skin don’t necessarily get along, so what can you do about it? It’s obvious that it’s impossible for us to completely avoid exposure to pollution and technology (and in turn, free radicals) because we don’t want to be hermits for the rest of our lives! So what can you do? According to experts, there are some adjustments, or habits rather, that you can make to your skin care routine to reduce the impact pollution, technology and free radicals have on your skin’s surface and health.
The first habit you MUST get in the habit of doing is taking your makeup off and thoroughly cleansing your face every single night. Yes, even after those long days when you feel like you don’t have the energy to do it. Getting your skin as clean as possible before heading to bed can be incredibly helpful in fighting the skin damage that can occur from these elements because it’s been found that cleansing the skin helps to get rid of a lot of those pollutants/free radicals from the skin’s surface before they have the ability to full penetrate the skin’s surface. In addition to being strict about cleansing your skin before bed every night, many experts constantly stress the benefits of adding an antioxidant infused serum to your skin care routine. Antioxidants help to prevent free radicals from doing a lot of damage to your skin, and can help act as a protective barrier on your skin as you go about your life.