Pollution can come in many forms but 80% – 90% of premature aging and sensitivity in the skin can be linked to free radical damage because of pollution. But how can you protect your skin from pollution?
When your skin is exposed to toxins daily, your body naturally tries to fight them by causing inflammation and by producing free radicals. Free radicals are particles that are known to damage healthy cells in our body. Inflammation is your body’s way of protecting itself. But too many free radicals will begin to affect our skin’s structural layer and defensive barrier. If your skin is constantly inflamed it speeds up the breakdown of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic in the skin.
We can fight back by using antioxidants daily through skincare and supplementation. They help neutralise the free radicals, stopping further damage to the skin. One of the most potent antioxidants is Vitamin C and as humans, we do not naturally make this so we need to ingest it.
Vitamin C is the main ingredient in Hush & Hush ShieldUp. Full of potent antioxidants, it is one of the most important nutrients for the skin, and is clinically proven to fight against free radicals. Not only does it help fight those free radicals while promoting our defence levels, but is it a great ingredient to help boost our immune system too.
So while you might already be using Vitamin C topically in your skincare routine, consider incorporating it in your daily supplement regime too. Treating and protecting the skin from pollution from the inside out is incredibly important and making it a part of your routine will lead to fantastic results.