Exhaust fumes, cigarette smoke and smog cause free radicals, which rob skin of oxygen and other nutrients. This can make pigmentation worse; research shows that faces with uneven skintone look older than those with a few lines and wrinkles.
A study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology showed:
Traffic pollution accounted for up to 20% increase in pigmentation on the forehead and cheeks
People who lived in more traffic-heavy areas were worst affected.
So, what’s the solution? The answer is simple, take antioxidant supplements.
As inflammation starts from within, antioxidants should also be taken internally. It is best to take them in supplement form and to eat brightly coloured fruit and vegetables.
Skin Complete - This two-supplement pack contains Skin Vit A+ to make skin more resistant to environmental aggressors, and Skin Antioxidant to mop up free radicals from the inside.