How The Environment Impacts Your Skin

Posted by Kim Beels on

It’s always nice to think that we have control over how well we take care of our skin - and we do! - but not completely, which is why it’s important to understand external factors that have been proven to harm our skin, so we can better protect against them. There is one common denominator when it comes to harmful environmental elements: free radicals. If you’re not sure what that is, how it can harm the look of your skin, and what you can do about it, read further!

Free radicals are atoms that are missing an electron, so they borrow electrons from atoms of the skin, causing damage to your skin’s DNA. Damage can appear as hyperpigmentation, loose or sagging skin, wrinkles and other “normal” signs of skin aging.

According to Frontiers in Environmental Science, free radicals can be created by three of the biggest environmental hazards to our skin:

  • Sunlight
  • Pollution/smog
  • Cigarette smoke

So, how do you protect yourself when you can’t always control where you live or how much pollution - or sunshine - you encounter on a daily basis? With antioxidants! Antioxidants are compounds that can donate an electron to those harmful free radicals, thus protecting the look of your skin.

How do you give your skin the antioxidants it needs? That’s where we can help. Environ offers 15 different products formulated with antioxidants to protect against the harmful effects of pollution. Our antioxidant-packed products include Antioxidant Defence Creme, Antioxidant & Peptide Eye Gel, Vita-Antioxidant Hydrating Oil Capsules, Vita-Enriched Antioxidant Gel and so many more. Whether your particular focus is anti-aging, moisturizing or any other concern, we have an antioxidant-packed product that can help.  

Ready to start protecting the appearance of your skin and achieve a vibrant, healthy look? Then it’s time to contact your local Environ stockist or give us a call today at 877.337.6227, and we’ll help you determine your ideal skin care regimen!


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