Every day we are exposed to several factors that can age and damage our skin: cigarette smoke, air pollution, irresponsible sunbathing etc. Protecting our skin using creams should be standard practice in preventing skin problems, including skin cancer. However, not all the creams on the market are appropriate for our skin type. It’s important to know which creams are most effective in protecting your skin against environmental factors and the sun, whilst finding out creams which suit your skin the best.
Is your skin ever a dull greyish colour? Your skin may be lacking Oxygen because of pollution levels in your city and because the products you are using may contain silicones. Do you know how silicones work? They create a film on the skin that does not allow the water content in our cells to evaporate. Silicones prevent not only the water coming out but also the oxygen entering. Thus not allowing your skin to breathe whilst allowing microorganisms and bacteria to proliferate beyond their protective film.
Have you ever checked the ingredients in sunscreens and wondered how they work? Sunscreen’s active ingredients can be divided into two main categories:
We have developed a skin aging index based on air pollution and ultraviolet radiation coming from the Copernicus Atmospheric data service. The indicator is a rough estimation of the risk of skin ageing based on real-time data which measures the main environmental factors affecting our skin.The classification of risk is based on the values considered by the World Health Organization.