From Pollution to Solution

From Pollution to Solution

Photograph by Marek Piwnicki

Many of you have probably not been born when pollution was a far more serious issue than it is today, with industrial stacks belching forth toxic chemicals from a plethora of factories all across the world into the atmosphere. It was so prevalent, that a young me thought that the smog was perfectly normal. Though efforts to curb the amount of pollution in our environment, have done an admirable job, there’s still a very long way to go. But, just because factories have cleaned up their act since then, there’s still a lot of pollution in the air that most of us are completely unaware of. Making sure that we have clean air is certainly beneficial to our health, but there are other risks to our well-being that aren’t as urgent as a healthy environment but demand our attention nevertheless.


In a previous article, we mentioned how our skin is our first line of defense against the elements., particularly our faces. Our eyebrows protect our eyes from the sun and our lashes help keep out small particles. Our skin, however, has no such protection. it requires our intervention. Washing the face is a great start, but for truly healthy skin that can protect us from the pollutants in the air, it requires a little more effort. You may or may not know this, but respiratory diseases are caused by viruses that attach themselves to our skin and make their way into our noses and mouths (mostly the nose). While regular washing of the face helps keep those nasty viruses away, it doesn’t do too much for the pollutants that the skin on our faces is exposed to.


There are studies that show that our skin is constantly bombarded with toxins from the pollution in our air. Many of us are clueless because we can’t see it. These toxins can cause a wide array of issues such as eczema, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, skin cancer, and more. According to the Journal of European Academy of Dermatology, “Indoor and outdoor airborne pollutants modify our environment and represent a growing threat to human health worldwide.”

”Outdoor pollution is associated with about 3.3 million premature deaths per year worldwide, with the Asian continent bearing most of the burden. In addition, household pollution, resulting mainly from solid fuel cooking, is a serious threat for (sic) human health and is deemed responsible for nearly 4 million premature death (sic) per year worldwide. - Journal of European Academy of Dermatology”


Sounds scary, right? But what can we do to protect our skin from the harmful elements of pollutants?

There are a few products on the market that purport to protect our skin from pollutants, but Gleem’s new One & Done Day Moisturizer & Primer SPF 30 with Vitamin C Beads does the job like no other. Gleem is known for manufacturing the best facial products one can find. Now, they take it one step further by introducing a cream that will protect your skin. Like all Gleem products the One & Done is made from all-natural, organic ingredients. The last thing anyone wants is more chemicals on their skin when they’re trying to protect it. The One & Done is perfect for all skin types and is composed of a refreshing lightweight, non-greasy formula.

Now, you have a trio of products that will keep your face healthy, happy, and young. Gleem’s RxFoliant™ Leave-On Mask, Soft Immersion Moisturizer, and One & Done Day Moisturizer & Primer SPF 30 with Vitamin C Beads, and more can be found by following this link.

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