Pollution is a harsh reality for everyone; it quietly infiltrates our lives, penetrates our skin, and endangers our health. The pandemic of the last few years has demonstrated how air pollution acted as a catalyst in the spread of the virus, highlighting this point.
According to the WHO, more than 99% of the planet's population inhales polluted air that exceeds recommended limits!
Deconstructing Your Defenses
Many studies have shown that pollution can cause widespread inflammation in the body. It even infiltrates the blood stream, causing harm at a deeper level. Pollution has the potential to affect every cell in your body.
Pollutants and UV radiation from sunlight are the two main causes of skin dryness and damage. Skin covers your entire body like a protective glove, but its defenses aren't perfect. The fact that skin is porous and absorbs pollutants is cause for concern! This disrupts the skin's natural moisture barrier and causes oxidation, which produces free radicals. The same way an apple or avocado browns when left out on the counter. When your skin barrier is compromised, harmful free radicals appear, causing breakdown in the subepidermal tissues and resulting in skin sensitivity, inflammation, accelerated ageing, fine lines, acne, uneven skin tone, and dark spots. It even affects the skin's natural microflora, which keeps harmful organisms at bay.
Pollution causes a wide range of health problems because toxic elements accumulate in different parts of the body. The immune system is weakened, resulting in a general weakening of the body's defenses. These effects range from short-term to long-term; the longer the exposure, the more extensive the outcome. From the lungs to the heart, the brain to all of the major organs, they are all affected.
Pollution is here to stay, and the question is, what can be done about it?
Fortunately, Curaloe has been at the forefront of recognizing that turning to Mother Nature and her pharmacy is the best way to combat the harmful effects of pollution. Our research led us to Aloe Barbadensis Miller (aka Aloe Vera), a universal cure, among the many potent natural herbs and healers. The immense healing potential of Aloe Vera became clear to us as we witnessed its restorative power firsthand on our farms. This deepened our commitment to share the bounty of nature with you on the journey to beauty, health, and well-being.
Curaloe Pollution Solution
The good news is that you can combat the negative effects of pollution and skin damage by increasing your overall immunity and detoxifying your body from harmful pollutants. One of the simplest ways to accomplish this is to incorporate antioxidants into your daily diet and skincare routine. It is possible to do so by including antioxidants derived from plants. Antioxidants prevent or delay cell damage by slowing the oxidation process and preventing free radicals from reacting with your skin and body.
Aloe vera is a nutrient-dense plant high in vitamins, polysaccharides, and antioxidants. Curaloe's Immune Support Health Juice, made of 95% Aloe Vera juice and a herbal blend, promotes overall immunity. Begin your day with a health shot of this juice to hydrate the body, allowing it to overcome fatigue and boost energy levels while also providing internal recovery support.
The magic mantra for skin recovery is to stimulate skin cell regeneration while also supporting your skin's protective barrier. Using anti-pollution skin care products, such as CURALOE ORGANIC Anti-Pollution Serum, will soothe the skin, keep the pH balanced, and promote skin cell renewal. It contains Tephrosia purpurea seed extract, which boosts cellular respiration and waste product removal. (To learn more about Tephrosia purpurea, click here.) Finish your day by cleansing your skin thoroughly with CURALOE ORGANIC Cleansing Milk. It gently removes impurities and toxins that have accumulated throughout the day. Exfoliating your skin with CURALOE ORGANIC Total Skin Polish twice a week removes free radical buildup and nanoparticles that may have accumulated in the deeper layers of skin. Using a post-cleansing moisturizer like CURALOE ORGANIC Hydra Restore Cream or CURALOE ORGANIC Age Defying Cream improves the moisture balance and elasticity of the skin. Since air pollution is here to stay, you may as well invest in a skin and health regimen that takes care of these challenges and gives you the best chance to heal.