Living in the city certainly has its benefits, but it also has its downfalls, urban pollution being one of them. Over time, dirt, dust, smog and smoke from car exhausts, construction sites and the underground can be a burden on your skin, causing long lasting effects. Did you know pollution particles are smaller than our pores? Pollution and airborne chemicals can easily pass through the skin, over time clogging up your pores, leaving you with a build-up of oil and dead skin cells. With this, your skin will struggle to breath, looking dull, dehydrated and uneven. This can also lead to heavy congestion, causing acne and overall unhealthy skin. Our bodies naturally produce collagen and it\u2019s a protein that hold our cells together. The higher our collagen levels are, the tighter and firmer our skin is. As we age our collagen levels decrease, resulting in looser skin. The production of collagen is vital for healthy looking skin as it improves its strength and elasticity. Over time, pollution can break down collagen in your skin, decreasing strength and elasticity as well as damaging DNA. At EF MEDISPA, we offer a number of treatments and products to help keep your skin hydrated, smooth, firm and rejuvenated. Bespoke Facials Pollution can affect our skin in a number of ways, target your individual skin concerns with our bespoke facial treatments. A complimentary consultation with one of our expert Treatment Coordinators will give you an opportunity to discuss your concerns and for our team to take an in-depth look at your skin and recommend the appropriate treatment plan. Facials are a great treatment to help restore hydration and rejuvenate the skin cells, removing grime and boosting collagen in the process. Mesotherapy Mesotherapy is our rejuvenating microneending treatment to help lift, plump and hydrate your skin. The treatment uses micro-needles to deliver a direct hit of vitamins and minerals into the deeper layers of the skin, softening fine lines, replenishing skin cells and stimulating the production of collagen. Also ideal for addressing dehydration, this treatment can help nourish and revitalise the skin\u2019s texture for a brighter, smoother looking appearance. Don\u2019t forget the SPF! Pollution not only damages your skin, but also contributes to the erosion of the Ozone layer which acts as a shield from the sun\u2019s harmful UV rays. Pollution can contribute to breaking down this barrier, so it\u2019s more important than ever to protect your skin on a daily basis. SheerZinc SPF 30 is a soothing sunscreen, quickly absorbed to help protect your skin, ideal for sensitive or acne-prone skin.