If you don’t see it in the air, that doesn’t mean it’s not there — that’s a saying we often hear when it comes to pollution. We know how hazardous pollution is to our health, but have you thought of how it might affect your skin health? Indeed, sun protection is not the only thing you need to worry about when you head out now. Dust, exhaust fumes, and the smoky environment — particles from these do not just sit on the surface of the skin. Pollutants can clog up your pores and penetrate into the deep layers of your skin, causing oxidative stress and skin sensitisation. Along with that comes premature ageing, pigmentation and a dull complexion. Terrified yet?

Well, don’t be. We’re not suggesting to lock yourself at home to protect your skin. Thankfully, with the advent of technology, anti-pollution skincare now exists. Your mind will definitely be more at ease knowing that your skin is protected. Anti-pollution skincare products are normally rich with antioxidants such as Vitamin C. It helps to counteract free radicals in the air and protect your skin from further damage. However, most of these do not contain SPF properties so remember to slap on some sunscreen before you head out.

Here are the best anti-pollution skincare products in the market:

Jolin Lee
Contributor
Unlike most modern-day millennials, Jolin does not need caffeine or alcohol to power through the day (and night). Her eye for beauty is as sharp as her eyeliner flick, and she can spot your unblended eye makeup from a mile away.