HOW TO FIGHT URBAN POLLUTANTS?
How can we fight the urban pollutants I mentioned in the previous post? For the first two, the air and makeup, the solution lies in your skin care routine. Make sure to cleanse your face every night using a gentle facial cleanser to remove any traces of pollution on the skin. Next step in your skincare routine should be to deeply detoxify and gently exfoliate the skin twice a week, with an effective professional product, such as our NuVsio Purifying Mineral Mask. Do NOT be tempted to over-scrub or over-abrade the skin. I would recommend to discontinue using abrasive scrubs all together. Our upper layers of the epidermis act as a shield to prevent from foreign substances entering and penetrating into the epidermis. If we abrade the skin with scrubs, we weaken our skin’s resistance, making it vulnerable to pollutants that may infiltrate the skin and cause free radical formation. The minerals in NuVsio Purifying Mineral Mask absorb into the epidermis while continuously and gently detoxifying the skin through a gentle dynamic massaging with moist fingertips. It is imperative to find the perfect balance of highly purified minerals the skin demands from the right source to defend against damaging free radicals. The invisible thin layer of minerals that the Purifying Mineral Mask leaves behind acts as a barrier and a protective coating on your skin. The oil-based Mineral Enriched Balm Concentrate retains moisture as well as further detoxifies the skin by preventing free radical damage, but it also seals the NuVsio minerals and holding them together in a network containing natural oils that mimic your natural sebum. So by using the NuVsio Active Mineral Facial Treatment system you protect your skin from the air pollutants but you also protect your skin from the makeup because the makeup you apply does not attach to the skin layer but attaches to the actual mineral layer that is on top of your skin. And this mineral layer is the one that gets washed off along with your makeup when you use your makeup removers and facial cleansers. For the other pollutants, the three musketeers I mentioned: the light bulb, coffee and sugar, our recommendation and recommendation of all scientific literature is to limit your caffeinated beverages to at least 10 hours before bedtime, which puts your last caffeinated drink just after lunch. And that is the appropriate time as around lunch is when you start to dip in energy. Sugar you should limit throughout the day and especially temper the sugary caffeinated drinks including lattes and caffeinated soda. Avoiding the light bulb is one of the easiest things we can do. Turn off those lights and try and follow the patterns of nature and create a dark and quiet sleep environment. If you must use them, dim the light of your TV and phone screens as much as possible.
Wishing you a healthy, glowing skin,
Dr. Brei, PhD NuVsio Founder
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