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  1. Cleanse your skin, especially at night. This removes makeup and environmental particles that cause premature aging.  Dirt particles caused from pollution are 20 times smaller than the diameter of the skin’s pores.
  2. Use a toner to remove excess residue that is left behind.
  3. Use a quality moisturizer to create a barrier between your skin and pollutants. Ones with lanolin, niacinamide or beeswax help from skin penetration.
  4. Wear long sleeved shirts while exposed to pollution for long periods of time.
  5. Avoid driving during rush hour, more cars equal more pollution exposure.
  6. Wear a filtered mask where pollution is extreme.
  7. Use antioxidant topical treatments, or ones high in Vitamins C and E. Regardless of the source of the free radicals, antioxidants will neutralize them.
  8. Eat antioxidant rich foods like blueberries, tomatoes and leafy greens. These combat free radical damage.
  9. Use scrubs and peels only occasionally. They can wear away the skin’s protective barrier and allow free radicals to penetrate the skin.
  10. A good quality mineral makeup will help shield your skin and act as a mask to help trap some dangerous particles from entering your skin.
  11. Use a sunscreen with at least a 25 SPF.
  12. Make sure the sunscreen is broad spectrum, coving both UVA and UVB rays.
  13. Use sunscreen every morning, even in the winter and even when it isn’t sunny.
  14. Wear a hat and sunglasses when out in the sun.
  15. Drink a lot of water! Keep skin cells hydrated and increases cell production.
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