Yahoo! Style: Pollution and the skin

Yahoo StyleYahoo! Style investigated the skincare habits that could help to defend against the effects of pollution with expert advice from Dr Ross Perry.

The feature headline read:

‘What is pollution doing to our skin and which products will protect us?’

The article explained that fighting pollution has become a growth area when it comes to skincare, as people are increasingly aware of the damage that dirt and chemicals can do to the skin.

Dr Ross Perry told Yahoo! that pollution is something experts are well aware of:

“We are all exposed to vast amounts of it on a daily basis, and many of us have been aware of the damage it can have on the skin for many years.”

Just some of the reasons why pollution is bad for your skin include:

  • Pollution reduces your skin’s access to oxygen
  • Toxic chemicals can cause inflammation and sensitivity
  • Tiny particles can get deep into pores and cause acne or dryness
  • Reduction in oxygen contributes to loss of elasticity and premature ageing

How to Fend Against Pollution

Dr Ross Perry stressed that the first and most important step is thorough cleansing:

“A double-cleanse to ensure that all dirt and impurities are removed from the surface layer of the skin is a good starting point.”

“An antioxidant-rich moisturiser will help protect the skin against free-radical damage. And always use an SPF of at least 30, even during winter as our skin is still susceptible to damage.”

Read the feature in full at:

Dr Ross Perry

doctor ross perry

Dr Ross Perry regularly provides expert comment and advises the media on a range of skincare and health-related issues.

He has particular expertise in skin surgery mole removal and melanoma; having removed thousands of moles in his career, both within the NHS and privately through Cosmedics Skin Clinics. He provides expert advice on skin cancer, sun damage and sun protection for a variety of UK media and publications.

He is also highly experienced in non-surgical cosmetic and medical treatments such as BOTOX® and dermal fillers, where he has a reputation for excellent results that look entirely natural.


Cosmeceutical Skincare

Anti-Oxidant Ingredients

Popular antioxidants used in skincare include:

  • Vitamin C (also referred to as ‘L-ascorbic acid’ or ‘ascorbic acid’)
  • Vitamin E (also referred to as ‘tocopherol’)
  • Vitamin A (also referred to as ‘retinol’)
  • Vitamin B3 (also referred to as ‘niacinamide’)
  • Green tea
  • Curcurmin (found in turmeric root)
  • Resveratrol (found in berries, peanuts, red grapes)
  • Coenzyme Q10 (also referred to as ‘CoQ10’)

Cosmedics Skin Clinics and Cosmedics Beauty offer a range of premium skincare solutions with active ingredients. Ranges such as ZO Skin Health and Murad are not found on the high street due to the powerful formulations.

Staff at Cosmedics are fully trained in the products and can recommend suitable skincare regimes based on each patient’s individual needs.

Cosmedics Beauty

Cosmedics Beauty now offers a choice of 2 London locations:

Cosmedics Beauty offers a wide range of beauty treatments for the face and body, including hair removal. Advanced equipment includes laser with the ClearSkin and ClearLift treatments available, as well as Harmony XL Pro laser treatments performed by trained and experienced therapists. Beauty treatments are offered by Cosmedics Beauty, which is a separate company to Cosmedics Skin Clinics.

Call 0208 246 4861 or email for an appointment.


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