There are few simple summer pleasures more enjoyable than waking up and immediately getting outside. While the initial feeling of the warm morning breeze moving gently across our clean, freshly scrubbed skin can be oh-so-sweet, our outdoor love fest comes to a screeching halt once heat, humidity, and air pollution take over. The unsightly result? Our face is transformed into a red, splotchy mess, hyperpigmentation has somehow magically reappeared across our forehead and cheekbones, and what IS that unidentifiable gunk trapped inside our now larger-than-life pores?
Science and changing climate conditions tell us the ozone is shrinking, which over time, has increased our exposure to potentially damaging ultraviolet rays. Meanwhile, population and lifestyle habits are contributing to higher levels of air pollutants including smog, vehicle emissions, dirt, dust, and cigarette smoke. These impurities spike the amount of free radicals— highly reactive, unbalanced atoms or group of atoms— produced by the body. When free radicals react with skin, they cause premature aging by interfering with skins’ ability to control moisture, causing dryness, wrinkles, and congestion. Free radicals may also interfere with the product of collagen, the protein in our body that helps keep skin firm and youthful.
You can protect your skin!
The best skin defense from airborne pollution is a clean skin care routine that includes:
- Twice daily washing with a purifying, moisture-rich facial cleanser
- Topical application of protective antioxidants such as Vitamins A, C, and E (see list below)
- Year-round, daily use of a broad-spectrum sunscreen
The perfect anti-pollution solution!
Using the right products is critical to maintaining lasting results and keeping your complexion free and clear. The MyChelle Beauty Key 3* integrates essential bioactive, high-performance ingredients that perfect, correct, and correct.
- Perfect C Serum ($44) A topical Vitamin C, this multi-tasking serums contains a powerful 17% dose of L-Ascorbic Acid and Buddleja Plant Stem Cells to soften fine lines and wrinkles, and defend against photo-damage. Apply to clean skin.
- Remarkable Retinal Serum ($47.50) This advanced serum is formulated with highly effective Retinal, a precursor to prescription Retinoic Acid that is less irritating and safe for all skin types. Ceramide 3 and Orange Plant Stem Cells provide essential moisture, fight environmental stressors, and quickly reduce redness. Apply before bed.
- The Sun Shield Unscented SPF 28 ($20) An eco-safe alternative to synthetic chemical sunscreens, this certified non-nano sunscreen uses Zinc Oxide for complete UV protection. Aloe and Vitamin E enhance protection, improve skin’s natural defense system, and reduce sun-induced irritation.
Choose These Skin-Saving Ingredients!
Feed your face the way you would your body for maximum health and wellness. Stock your beauty drawer with natural and clinically-proven products that contain free radical-blocking antioxidants. (click the anxtioxidant to see the corresponding MyChelle solution):
- Acai Fruit
- Argan Kernal Oil
- Blue Green Algae
- Cranberry Fruit Juice
- Giant Knotweed Extract (Resveratrol)
- Green Tea Leaf
- Pectin (Fruit)
- Superoxide Dismutase
- Phenyl-N-Butyl Nitrone (Spin Trap)