If you live in the city or more of an urban area, your skin ages faster than it might if you were living in a rural area.
Protecting your skin is something we learn is important at an early age. Maybe you remember your mom slathering sunscreen all over you about 30 minutes before you went to the beach during the summer, or your father using some SPF on his face before he hit the slopes on a, particularly sunny winter day. We all know it’s important to protect your skin, but in some places, it’s more important to take additional precautions.
Living in a rural area means that there is, likely, less air pollution. With less pollution, your skin doesn’t need to be protected against free radicals as much as it might if you were living in the city instead. The barrier your skin has to protect itself against harmful factors isn’t reduced when you live somewhere that doesn’t have as many biomarkers as other places.
That being said, it isn’t every single city where you’re more likely to age quicker. The cities where you’re more likely to age quickly — developing wrinkles, liver spots, and more — either have extensive pollution or they’re sun-cities near large bodies of water where people can sunbathe.
Do you live in one of these cities where you’re likely to age faster? There are steps to take to protect your skin, such as wearing SPF daily and developing a thorough skincare routine in order to be proactive against issues like wrinkles and texture related issues. Additionally, it’s important to make sure you’re replenishing the moisture in your skin daily. Moisturizers are made for all kinds of skin tones and types, so there’s something perfect for everyone.
Even if you’re just heading out for an afternoon walk around the city square or if you’re taking a bike ride on the greenway near you, don’t forget the sunscreen. Your skin will thank you.