You probably know that sun damage is the number one cause of skin ageing, but did you know pollution comes a close second? People living in cities can look much older than their rural counterparts because they are exposed to tiny particles of pollutants from cars, cigarettes and construction sites on a daily basis.

These particles of pollutants settle on your face clogging pores and giving rise to free radicals that compromise the skin’s natural defences, cause inflammation, dehydration and make you look older faster. So what’s a girl to do? Switching up your skincare routine to include products that are high in antioxidants, hydrating and nourishing ingredients will help minimise damage and protect skin. Here are seven you should add to your routine.

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