City living is definitely exciting, all the spots waiting to be discovered, hangout places that you need to go to, but the problem living on the urban jungle is that it can be a downside to our skin. For example, environmental factors such as pollution and dirt can stress and age your skin quickly. NOT COOL!

But don’t you worry, we’ve got you covered with skin care tips and skin care product recommendations to help your skin look its best when you live or work in a big city.

Dirt, sebum, and pollution can build up on your face throughout the day - which means cleansing during morning and night is important. Face washes help to remove the dirt, oil, and urban pollutants that water alone can leave behind. If you wear makeup daily, then it’s essential to wash and cleanse your skin before bed. Cleansers also don’t just rid your complexion of all the icky stuff, it also sweeps away dry skin and other debris, helping to reveal a fresh layer of skin beneath. Your face becomes more even-textured with a natural glow.

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser
Origins Checks And Balances Frothy Face Wash
Clinique Liquid Facial Soap Mild Dry Combination

Serums act like a vitamin on your skin. Serum is a skincare product you can apply to your skin after cleansing but before moisturizing with the intent of delivering powerful ingredients directly into the skin. Serum is particularly suited to this task because it is made up of smaller molecules that can penetrate deeply into the skin and deliver a very high concentration of active ingredients. This makes them a great tool for targeting specific skincare concerns, like wrinkles, discoloration, blemishes, and many more. Serum helps your skin regain its healthy form after all the pollution you had throughout the whole day.

The Ordinary Buffet
SK-II Genoptics Aura Essence
Origins Dr. Andrew Weil Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Advanced Face Serum

Moisturizer plays an important role in every skin care routine. It helps bring back the natural moisture of your skin after cleaning it with cleanser. It helps to re-hydrate the skin and can leave it feeling softer and smoother. The end goal of hydrating your skin is to retain your skin’s elasticity and reduce the signs of aging for a longer period of time.

La Mer The Moisturizing Cream
Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme+ Global Anti-Aging Power Soft Creme
SK-II R.N.A Power Radical New Age

Harmful UV rays and pollution can trigger and can cause your skin you age prematurely. One of the most obvious and notable benefits of sunscreen is that it protects your skin against the sun’s broad spectrum of harmful UV rays. Sunscreen actually minimizes the penetration of UV rays into the skin and the triggering of a variety of skin disorders.

Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF50 PA+++ UVA
Kose Infinity Deep Protection UV SPF50+ PA++++

After a long day spent roaming around the city, treat your complexion to a face mask when you get home. Over time, harsh environmental factors like pollution and debris can damage skin, leaving your complexion looking dull and tired. Face mask can help you to get clearer skin and more refined pores. It deep cleanses the pores and clears the pores of dead skin cells, metabolic wastes and the oily substances that can clog them. Incorporate the face mask into your routine three times a week for best results.

Laneige Water Sleeping Mask
Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask
SK-II Overnight Miracle Mask (6pcs)