You know you have to worry about the sun and what its UV rays are doing to destroy the collagen and elastin in your skin. That’s what makes consistent SPF usage a no-brainer. But have you considered everything else to which your face is subjected to as soon as you step into the great outdoors? If you haven’t, it’s time to start thinking about the effects the environment, climate, temperature, humidity and pollution can have on your skin. It’s called external aging and it affects your skin’s outer layers, depleting it of much-needed moisture, attacking the skin barrier, and worse, making your skin looking unhealthy and older. Thanks to Pour Moi, the world’s first Climate-Smart® skincare brand, there’s finally a line that addresses these concerns, instead of focusing on skin type, and utilizes key ingredients to combat each climate’s specific conditions. Here’s what you need to know, and how the best anti-aging face cream can help.
The Air Up There
We’re all aware that pollution exists. And you don’t have to live in a smog-infested city for it to be a major problem. Even the seemingly cleanest air is filled with teeny tiny particulates made of dirt, acid, exhaust, and other nasties. This microscopic material is able to penetrate the skin’s barrier (especially if it’s compromised, but more on that later) and get deep into the epidermis where it has a cascade effect, causing inflammation and dehydration and leading to the breakdown of skin-supporting collagen and elastin, due to the free radicals pollution produces.
It’s a Matter of Choice
Aside from resigning yourself to a hermit-like existence inside, what are your options? The best way to arm yourself against the pollution onslaught is to start with the right anti-aging face cream. Pour Moi’s Day Creams protect and reinforce the skin barrier, so that the aforementioned pollution particles have a harder time entering to wreak havoc. Plus, they contain antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and key Climate Energized Beautifiers (CEBs) to neutralize the free radicals that form from the pollution that does sneak its way in.
Ante Up on Antioxidants
So you’ve made it more difficult for pollution to access your skin cells. Check. What about the stuff that wheedles its way in, despite your best efforts? We’re talking about free radicals here. Pour Moi has you covered there as well. In addition to HyalurTruf+, you’ll find antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E in everything Pour Moi makes. Vitamins A, C, and E are known for their superhero-like ability to quash free radicals and shield the skin from future attacks. That’s why they’re used in the best anti-aging face cream.
Build a Barrier with the Best Anti-Aging Face Cream
All of the items in the Pour Moi Climate-Smart® skincare range, from the super-potent Day Creams to the silky Serums, contain the brand’s proprietary HyalurTruf+ complex, which mixes three sizes of hyaluronic acid with white truffle extract. This magic blend keeps skin’s moisture levels stable, strengthening the skin barrier, no matter what environment you may find yourself in.
But get a system in place so your skin is always protected. Pour Moi’s three-step ritual is applied twice a day, with each step building on itself in terms of hydration and good-for-skin-barrier-strengthening ingredients. Start with the Hydrating Balancer, then apply your Serum, and in the morning, finish with the Day Cream specific to your climate. At night, finish with the Night Cream. And just like that, you can breathe easy, every time you go outside.