Acne can be caused by many different factors, but have you ever thought about air pollution being one of those factors? Smog, dust, dirt and cigarette smoke are among the most common cell-damaging properties that we encounter every day. The ozone layer has been diminished which has increased skin exposure to UV light which can result in skin damage.

These cell-damaging molecules are referred to as ‘Free Radicals,’ they are highly reactive electrons that contaminate and interfere with the skin’s ability to regulate moisture, resulting in the dry, wrinkled and clogged skin. This is the perfect environment for Acne to form.

The outer layer of our skin contains lipids. Lipids are fats that bind skin cells together when oxidized it can create skin inflammation and infection. With all the holes in the ozone layer, oxidization is now more prevalent meaning skin irritation is at an all-time high.

We all must venture outside at some point so unfortunately, these ‘Free Radicals’ are unavoidable, but there are ways to protect your skin from harmful debris that can cause Acne.

Consuming foods that are rich in antioxidants are a small step to ensuring skin stays protected against pollution along with the consumption of lots of water. Another way to prevent and treat Acne is with the use of cleansing and natural products such as SkinB5’s Acne Control Cleansing Mousse, Acne Control Moisturiser and 5- Minute Skin Purifying Mask. SkinB5’s products are rich in vitamins and nutrients, combined to create a naturally effective way to treat, prevent and heal Acne.

Only using sunscreen to protect yourself from pollution won’t be effective, natural products that contain Vitamin A, B, C, and E are the safest and best way to treat and prevent skin from Acne caused by pollution. SkinB5 use Vitamin B5 in their products to ensure maximum effectiveness.We recently had a blog on how to a health audit, to see what you can cut out to achieve better outcomes for your skin. It’s worth taking stock of what else can be cut out to ensure clear skin success.

SkinB5 Blogger Sophie JollySophie Jolly is a public relations student at Deakin University. A lover of traveling and exploring whilst also enjoying the sport of Lawn Bowls. She writes research based blogs and press releases as her strongest forms of communication.