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Anti-Pollution Skincare: Best Buys

We're constantly thinking about how best to protect out skin from sun damage, so why wouldn't want to protect it from pollution, too?

We often forget just how much pollution is around us, clogging up our pores, causing dehydration, and breaking down our skin's resilience.

So why not switch up your skincare so you include powerful anti-pollution workers in your day-to-day routine? This way you can help eliminate the damage of environmental aggressors on your skin with little effort, helping you to keep up that smog-free youthful glow.

Here are some of our favourite products to help you ward off city smoke and wildlife winds.

Arbonne Detoxifying Rescue Wash

Wash off the build up of petrol and smoke more effectively with the help of this detoxifying wash. Sea algae extracts bring the brightness back to a dull complexion, without stripping your skin of its natural moisture. For morning and evening use.

£31, www.arbonne.com.

Masque Bar Luminizing Charcoal Peel Off Mask

There's no better way to deeply cleanse the skin than a hardworking facemask, and this one is definitely worth its salt... or charcoal, shall we say! Charcoal draws our deeply-set dirt (thanks rush hour roads!), while also balancing oil levels. Just apply, wait 20-30 minutes, and peel away the day's dust.

£9.99, www.boots.com.

Arbonne Intelligence Nourishing Facial Oil

Give your skin an extra layer of protection with this facial oil from Arbonne. The sheer, light formula sinks effortlessly into skin, allowing sea buckthorn to effectively smooth and hydrate while squalane compounds (derived from olives) builds up your skin’s natural lipid barrier, making it harder for aggressors such as wind to penetrate your skin's surface layer.

Pricey, but a total investment - a little drop really goes a long way.

£59, www.arbonne.com.

Clinique Superdefense Eye Cream

When protecting your face from daily damage, don't forget about the skin around your eyes - it's extra vulnerable, after all. Invest in the Superdefense Eye Cream by Clinique to instantly brighten dark circles, while continuing to build skin's resilience against by UVA/UVB, stress, pollution and dehydration as you go about your business.

£30, www.houseoffraser.co.uk.

Avon ANEW Clinical E-Defence Deep Recovery Cream

As much as you can shield you skin from sun, wind and dirt, your skin is still likely to be exposed to some environmental damage throughout.

But worry not, because with the help of Avon's ANEW Clinical E-Defence Deep Recovery Cream, you can restore skin and reverse the days damage while you sleep. Groundbreaking cellular technology in this magic pot can repair the look of up to five years of accumulated environmental damage including wrinkles, blotchiness and sun spots, in as little as a month.

Nip + Fab make Up Removing Pads

Remove makeup AND the day's dirt that goes much deeper with these amazing kale-infused cleansing pads. Vitamin A, C and K in these nifty wipes help protect against and reduce free radical damage, leaving you with skin that's beautifully soft and plump. And it's gentle enough for eyes. too.

£12.95, www.nibandfab.com.

Bourjois City Radiance Foundation

And why stop fighting pollution with your skincare? Mix up your makeup bag with this city saviour. SPF protects against sun damage, while also reducing the presence of carbon particles on the skin. Oh hello, fresh, luminous complexion!

£9.99, Boots.com.

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