The harmful effects of pollution on the skin

Pollution, an enemy of your beauty

In addition to age and genetics, there are many factors that degrade skin quality. Indeed, 80% of premature aging is caused by the environment and pollution. The latter is everywhere: in the atmosphere on the one hand with nitrogen oxide from exhaust fumes, fine particles, ozone; and on the other hand, at the heart of cleaning products or home perfumes.

These pollutants attack the lipids on the surface of the skin and disrupt the natural defence mechanisms. They alter the quality of the sebum and cause it to oxidize.

In addition, the fine particles penetrate the different layers of the epidermis and destroy the keratin proteins, which protect the skin from dehydration. This leads to a series of reactions that promote inflammation and irritation of the epidermis.

Pollution also triggers oxidative stress. This is the consequence of an imbalance between the defence system and an excessive production of free radicals, causing premature aging of the skin.

Free radicals are unstable molecules, normally produced in small quantity amounts by the body in contact with oxygen. However, when they are in excess, they are responsible for slowing down cell renewal and degrading collagen and elastin fibres. Surrounded on all sides, the skin suffocates and over time, skin damage appears.

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The impacts of pollutants on the skin

In the long term, pollution - and the oxidative stress it causes - triggers a whole series of inflammatory reactions. No skin type is spared. Whether your skin is oily, dry, combination or normal, you may be confronted with different dermatological problems caused by pollution:

- Accelerated aging:

Weakened, the skin becomes deficient in vitamins E and C, its main antioxidants, and the lipids in our epidermis become scarcer. Because of this depletion of the protective cells, the skin undergoes a more rapid skin aging.

- A dull complexion:

As the skin no longer oxygenates properly, the complexion becomes blurred and loses its radiance. The main cause of dull skin tone is carbon monoxide. It mixes with the oxygen in our blood and will cause a change in skin colour.

- A loss of homogeneity:

This oxidative cascade leads to a loss of skin homogeneity. The pores dilate, small pimples and blackheads appear as well as dark, pigmented spots that disturb the uniformity of the complexion.

- Weakened and irritated skin :

Urban skins frequently complain of tightness and discomfort. Victims of high exposure to polluting agents that alter their hydrolipidic film, they present sensitivities and skin redness.

- Excessive sebum production:

Under the effect of pollution, the production of sebum gets out of control, thus increasing the risk of imperfections. They have a direct impact on squalene, a lipid present in the sebum, which oxidizes on contact with them, causing a resurgence of blackheads and even inflammatory acne.

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The anti-pollution routine of PATYKA

Every day, urban skins are subjected to stress and pollution. They therefore need a beauty routine that is life-saving, gentle and enriched with antioxidants.

In order to counter the harmful effects of these daily aggressions, PATYKA Advanced Research has developed an innovative range of cares anti-pollution products, with certified organic sensory formulas and proven efficacy.
His role? Protect the skin from repeated daily attacks, delay premature signs of skin aging to regain a fresh and radiant complexion.

The cleansing ritual 

The first reflex for healthy skin is a meticulous cleaning, morning and evening to remove unwanted particles and impurities. Double cleaning consists of remove make-up from your face with a Cleansing Oil and then clean it with a Cleaner. This method, which comes from Asia, removes grease, make-up and pollution from the skin so that it can be effectively regenerated. To complete this ritual, apply a lotion as a first moisturizing action to prepare the skin for the caresnext ones.

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The Radiance Regenerating Serum

care anti-pollution par excellence, the Radiance Regenerating Serum is ideal for defend the skin against daily aggressions. It acts as a real protective shield and blocks radicals, repairs damage caused by pollution and free radicals and oxygenates the skin durably.

In addition, it boosts cell renewal thanks to its concentration of Marine Bio-Complex, thus fighting against the first signs of aging and oxidative stress. Enriched with Sophora Flower Extract, it reinforces the skin's self-defense system.  

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Finally, Pure & Vegetal Hyaluronic Acid, the famous ultra-moisturizing molecule, retains water in the cells for optimal hydration and creates a protective film on the skin's surface.

Every day, slide a few drops of Radiance Regenerating Serum under your moisturizer to illuminate and unify the complexion.

Multi Radiance Protection Cream - texture Rich Yes Light

The Multi Protection Radiance Cream is an ally of choice for all urban skins. Available in a light texture for normal to combination skin or in a rich texture for dry skin, this anti-pollution cream is the ideal choice for all urban skin types. neutralizes free radicals and provides energy and vitality to the epidermis.

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Its fresh and creamy texture forms a Non-occlusive protective film on the skin surface to protect, moisturize and enhance the skin. The Multi Radiance Protection Cream is formulated with powerful antioxidant active ingredients such as White Marrube which regulates sebum productionthe Marine Bio-Complex which regenerates skin cells and the Oligosaccharide of Brown Algae which prevents the penetration of pollution particles into the epidermis.

The Energizing Eye Gel

After applying your care moisturizer, don't forget the eye area. This is the area where the skin is thinner and therefore more sensitive to pollutants. These can lead to the appearance of dark circles and puffiness.

PATYKA has developed the Energising Eye Gelan ultra-fresh roll-on that is perfectly adapted to the delicate eye contour area. He visibly smoothes fine lines and wrinkles to maintain a youthful look and reduces signs of fatigue. Caffeine provides a decongesting and draining actionideal for fighting dark circles. Brown Sargasso Algae is particularly effective against fine lines and signs of fatigue. 

Pockets, dark circles and small wrinkles leave room for a radiant and revitalized eye contour.

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The Detox Charcoal Mask

To complete your anti-pollution routine, apply once or twice a week a Scrub mask to remove impurities from the skin.
The Detox Charcoal Mask detoxifies skin asphyxiated by pollution and oxidative stress.

Based on Vegetable Charcoal, it purifies the skin, absorbs all skin impurities and regulates sebum production. Combined with Zinc, which directly attacks the bacteria responsible for imperfections and inflammatory reactions, this mask gently purifies the epidermis without drying it out.

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Anti-pollution measures to be adopted on a daily basis

In order to maximize the benefits of the anti-pollution ritual, here are some essential steps to continue protecting your skin:

- A diet rich in antioxidants:
Nutrition is an important element in maintaining healthy skin. Consider the following consume foods rich in antioxidants capable of neutralizing free radicals. For example, eggplant, onion, broccoli or grapes.

- Purifying the air in your home :
Every day, it is essential toopen your windows wide for about 15 minutes to renew and clean the air in your home. It removes airborne particles and allows air to circulate.

- Moisturize well:
We can never say it enough, but Drinking plenty of water makes your skin more resistant and prevents it from dehydrating. when it is in an urban environment.

With this tailor-made and effective beauty routine developed by PATYKA, you can finally counteract the harmful effects of pollution and eliminate the "mine grey" effect.


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