pollution alert

Sore throat, itchy eyes, breathing difficulties...
And what if your skin were subject to the same irritation?

True or false?

Layering makes it possible to reduce aggression to the skin by pollutants

Layering makes it possible to reduce aggression to the skin by pollutants

This is true.

Adopting a 3-step routine makes it possible to reduce and prevent the impact of pollutants on the skin: cleanse deeply yet gently with a cleansing gel or micellar water adapted to your skin type, restore the skin barrier with a moisturiser, and protect your skin with a high factor product that shields against UVA and UVB rays, besides its antioxidant effect.

In a polluted environment,
we observe an increase in acne

In a polluted environment,
we observe an increase in acne

This is true.

Pollution is an aggravating factor in several inflammatory skin pathologies, including acne. This results in the appearance of spots in normal skin and acne in oily, acne-prone skin during peak periods of pollution.

During peak pollution periods,
clothing the entire body will prevent breakouts

During peak pollution periods,
clothing the entire body will prevent breakouts

This is false.

Pollutants (especially the microscopic PM2.5 pollutants) can pass through clothing. In order to protect oneself and prevent the risk of penetration, it is necessary to protect the skin barrier against damage by using a moisturising and repairing cream such as Lipikar Baume AP+.

Tap water is more dangerous to the skin
than pollution

Tap water is more dangerous to the skin
than pollution

This is false.

While the calcium content of water may irritate the skin, pollution attacks the skin by damaging the skin barrier that protects the epidermis. This triggers pigmentation disorders and amplifies inflammatory skin pathologies, resulting in a dull complexion and accelerated skin aging.

Pollution exacerbates the effect
of long-wave UVA rays

Pollution exacerbates the effect
of long-wave UVA rays

This is true.

Atmospheric pollution catalyses the harmful effects of UV light—especially long-wave UVA rays, that irradiate the earth throughout the year. During peak pollution periods, you should provide very high UVA and UVB protection for your skin.

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to protect your skin against pollution.