According to New York dermatologists, Dr. David Bank and Dr. Eric Schweiger, urban settings are wreaking with elements that splatter pigmentation spots, coax out wrinkles and deplete the skin of its radiant look. If you’re a city girl, this news is bound to put a frown on your fact. The city’s sun rays and pollution are the biggest culprits speeding up the hands of Mother Nature’s clock.
City’s Sun Rays & Pollution
The city’s sun rays are more dangerous than the non-city ones. Why? Because they are sneakier. While non-city dwellers typically experience the sun’s daily rays in a predictable pattern, city dwellers unwittingly experience sun rays. Most city dwellers pound the streets everywhere and dine outside during lunch. With outside sun exposure during its most intense time, it’s the perfect recipe for premature wrinkling. If you’re a city girl, applying a sunscreen lotion with SPF30+ is your greatest weapon in battling those insidious city sun rays. Make it part of your daily grooming regimen and enjoy younger looking skin longer.
With car pollution, public transportation and ongoing construction zones in the city, allergens, dirt and soot are plentiful in the city. As a result, the skin requires deep cleansing to remove layers of pollution that invisibly pile up on the skin. It’s important to use deep foaming facial cleansers that loosen and remove all the grime. And never, never go to bed with an unwashed face.
There are also a bounty of age-inducing free radicals flying around in the city. Using natural skin care products like Elba Naturals™ enriched with antioxidants is the best prescription to right these unstable chemicals. Its antioxidants actually eat up and reverse free radicals. As far as food, be sure to consume fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants like kale, strawberries and blueberries.
Ramping up both your skin care routine and diet add up to a powerhouse to battle those free radicals.
While cities like New York and Los Angeles have banned smoking in enclosed public places, there are still a few cities where smoking is allowed. Even if you’re not the one smoking, your skin is being adversely affected by second hand smoke. It accelerates wrinkling and early sagging. Be sure to avoid smoking areas.
Skin Care Daily Routine
For urban dwellers, it’s important to take care of skin so that it has good natural immune function. This means sticking to a daily day and nighttime routine. Even the best natural skin care product won’t work well if not applied consistently.
Cleansing and moisturizing in the morning and night is needed to protect skin that is under constant assault from the urban environment. To keep skin young and healthy, it takes more dedication when you live in the city. For sure, it takes more than a New York minute. You get the picture. Put that Blackberry down and take time to nurture your skin.
The fast pace of city life in conjunction with a demanding career makes for little sleep. As a result, stress can trigger a spike in the human body. This is actually one of the causes of aging. With enough sleep, the body can’t heal during the needed regenerative phase. Good sleep habits and stress management are essential to good looking skin. Be sure to get enough of those Z’s and keep stress to a minimum.