UNDERSTANDING THE HARMFUL
EFFECTS OF POLLUTION

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Pollution can affect sensitive skin requires special attention. Throughout the day, the skin is in contact with atmospheric pollution and more specifically ozone and PM2.5, microscopic fine particles. These pollutants can stick to the skin, and the smallest particles may even penetrate down to the epidermal cells. That is why it is essential to take action with the right skincare products to cleanse, soothe and protect your skin.

Throughout the day, the skin is in contact with atmospheric pollution and more specifically ozone and PM2.5, microscopic fine particles. These pollutants can stick to the skin, and the smallest particles may even penetrate down to the epidermal cells. They alter the integrity of the cutaneous barrier and prevent it from functioning properly. The result: people with sensitive skin suffering from inflammatory skin conditions are faced with further inflammation.

Moreover, the impact of pollutants on the skin is enhanced by UV rays, the sun and even heat. Under their combined effect, the epidermis becomes more sensitive and particles can stick to the skin more easily. As well as exacerbating inflammatory skin conditions, UV rays and pollution also cause dehydration, oxidation, premature aging and the development of pigmentation disorders.

THE STEPS TO TAKE
TO PROTECT YOUR SKIN
FROM POLLUTION

Every day, it is necessary to cleanse, repair and preserve the cutaneous barrier and protect the skin to allow it to defend itself against these daily attacks:

1. Used every morning and evening, Toleriane Purifying Foaming Cream cleanses the epidermis and removes make-up by removing pollutants from the pores without irritating the skin.

2. Toleriane Ultra Crème complements Toleriane Purifying Foaming Cream by strengthening the cutaneous barrier and preventing PM2.5 from becoming lodged in the pores.

3. La Roche-Posay sun protection products with SPF 50 protect the skin from UV rays, and more specifically from UVA rays which are the most dangerous, while preventing fine particles - including PM2.5, the smallest fine particles – from sticking to the skin. Like the face, the neck and the lower neckline are some of the areas most exposed to the harmful effects of atmospheric pollution: use, and any La Roche-Posay sun protection product with SPF 50 to protect them from pollutants.

TRUE
OR FALSE

SUN EXPOSURE CAN
HEIGHTEN SKIN'S SENSITIVITY.

TRUE

Sun is can really penalise sensitive complexions.This is because UV rays trigger oxidative stress and inflammation within theskin, causing redness and rashes. Make sure broad spectrum UVA-UVB and long-UVA protection such as the ANTHELIOS range is part of your everyday skincare routine.
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A LONG HOT SHOWER
WILL HELP SOOTHE MY SENSITIVE SKIN.

FALSE

It might ease your muscles after a busy day, buta long hot shower or soak is not a good option for sensitive skin condition. Exposingsensitive skin to hot (and cold) temperatures stimulates the release ofhistamine (the itch molecule), which can trigger the chain reaction ofirritation. It is best to opt for brief, lukewarm showers or baths.
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SENSITIVE SKIN NECESSARILY
LOOKS DIFFERENT.

FALSE

One of the frustrating things about sensitive skin is that however annoying your symptoms may be, doctors will often say the skin is “normal” since it shows no visible signs. But clued-in dermatologists will recognise the features of sensitive skin and recommend specific treatments for sensitized or hypersensitive skin.
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HOW I FEEL IN MYSELF
CAN AFFECT MY SENSITIVE SKIN.

TRUE

Stress and intenseemotion cause blood vessels in the skin to dilate, triggering flushing andsensations of discomfort. Many people find mindfulness or similar relaxationtechniques a valuable ally to keep their sensitive skin in the Zen zone. This approach works best when combined with expert sensitive skincare such as the TOLERIANE range.
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Did you
know?

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TOLERIANE ULTRA is proven to relieve pain sensations in just 1 minute*.

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*Self-evaluation, immediately after application.

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The TOLERIANE is a range of products designed to hydrate, soothe and protect sensitive to allergy prone skin.

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