The Secret To Perfect Skin When Living in a Big City

By: Tassis Santos

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that your skin reflects your lifestyle. Whether it be your diet, skincare routine, or even where you live. While a healthy diet and a skincare routine for your skin type may be a clear-cut way to maintain great skin, many may not correlate their skin problems with where they reside. So even though you may not live in the French countryside, we’ve got all the tips for keeping your skin healthy and glowing despite any pollution.



  1. Deep Cleansing

    You don’t have to be a skincare junkie to know that your day should begin and end by washing your face with a cleanser best suited for your skin type and concerns. However, living in big cities where pollution and heavy metal emissions are an everyday concern, one may opt to use a deeper cleanser. Deep cleansing cleansers are not necessarily harsh on your skin, but will more efficiently remove toxins from the pollution that your skin has been absorbing throughout the day.

    Our picks: Cleanser by Dr. Barbara Sturm and Glycolic Cleanser by Insta Natural

  2. Serums

    Living in a big city and maintaining great skin is difficult to do without serums that keep the pollution from entering pores. In this case, anything with Vitamin C is your best friend. Vitamin C protects the skin from pollution by blocking harmful molecules in the air called free radicals. Free radicals damage cells, which may result in premature wrinkles, irritation, and inflammation.

    Our picks:: Anti-Pollution Drops by Dr. Barbara Sturm and Lancome 15% Vitamin C Serum

  3. SPF

    If you read up on skincare, you'll know that the importance of SPF is always mentioned and never taken lightly. Along with protecting your skin from harmful UV rays that will cause premature aging, SPF adds an extra barrier to protect your skin from the free radicals in the polluted air.

    Our picks: Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense by Drunk Elephant and Daywear Multi-Protection Antioxidant Cream by Estee Lauder

Taking care of your skin should be as important to you as taking care of any other part of your body (your skin is an organ too!) By taking precautions and striving to keep your skin healthy, you will avoid any issues you may encounter in the future like premature wrinkles, discoloration, and even skin cancer.