POLLUTION IS GIVING US WRINKLES !

Juline Hamilton

(Source- Journal of Investigative Dermatology)

Pollution particles are all around us everyday. Not only are we breathing them in, but they’re sticking to the natural oils and makeup on our skin. And, because these particles are literally smaller than our pores, they go really deep into the skin making it difficult to get them out of there! I know, Yuck!

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More pronounced nasolabial folds (as shown below) were linked with exposure to soot, traffic particle emissions, and background PM- AKA – Ambient Particulate Matter.640px-Nasolabial_fold

And not just wrinkles, but SPOTS! In fact, an increase in soot and particles from traffic was associated with 20% more pigment spots on forehead and cheeks!

The article provides evidence that “ambient particulate matter (PM or air pollution) affects skin aging. The authors studied 400 elderly white, northern European women and, using a modified SCINEXA—a validated scoring system for intrinsic and extrinsic aging—found…

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