In life, we can not avoid the Ambient (outdoor air pollution). This is a major cause of death and disease globally. The World Health Organisation (WHO) release a report in 2016 indicating that 4.2 million premature deaths worldwide due to Ambient (outdoor air pollution). There has been increasing research on the effects of ambient pollution on health. Mostly, Pollution causes damage when it is in contact with the airways and skin.
A face without spots and wrinkles, radiant and hydrated denote a well-groomed, healthy and elegant appearance. When we do not care and protect our face, agents such as pollution, sun or cold weather end up damaging it. Many people think that only women are aware of this aspect, but more and more men care about their image. We live in a society where the visual plays a very important role and men don’t ignore this reality. Just write the word “skincare for men” in the YouTube search engine and hundreds of videos will pop up. Some of them even have several million views. Or if we write in the Google search engine the same phrase, “skincare for men”, we will have more than 50 million results in front of us.
I assisted on February 26th-27th to the 9th International Conference on Skin Challenge in the beautiful Porto, where around 60 oral & poster communications were presented.
Air pollution is an unavoidable consequence of our urban lifestyle. The number of people living in cities is rising, and it is estimated that two-thirds of the world’s population will live in high-density urban environments by 2050, which translates into more people exposed to high levels of pollutants.