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Skin Care: Is Pollution Ruining Your Complexion?

A May 2014 article on the website of Elle Magazine examines the impact of environmental pollution on the skin. Dr. Simon Ourian of Epione Medical Corporation comments on the article assertions and offers his recommendations for skin care and protections.


Los Angeles, CA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 07/11/2014 -- On May 28, 2014, a report posted on the U.K. website of Elle Magazine titled “Protect Your Skin from Pollution,” explores the issue of environmental pollution and its impact on our complexions. According to a report from the European Commission, nine out of ten European city dwellers are exposed to highly polluted air. It’s long been known that this exposure can cause inflammatory and respiratory issues, and the article states that only the sun’s harmful rays cause more damage to the skin than pollution (see: goo.gl/9oOkXh )

“As is noted in the article, the negative impact of pollution on one’s skin is from the combination of UV radiation and the increased number of free radicals,” says Dr. Simon Ourian, Medical Director of Epione Beverly Hills. “The immediate result is a decrease in collagen production and the resulting loss of elasticity.”

The report explains that air pollution is comprised of exhaust particles from cars, smoke, industrial emissions, and heavy metals. Even emissions generated by household chores such as cleaning and cooking may be problematic. For most people, skin irritations such as itching or redness are most likely caused by a combination of pollution, adverse weather, and the sun’s UV rays.

“I agree with the report that prevention is the best option,” says Dr. Ourian, “and products that hydrate the skin and contain antioxidant protection from free radicals work best. Once the damage is done, however, we offer numerous treatment options at our clinic to address the fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity caused by pollution.”

About Epione Beverly Hills
Epione Beverly Hills has been a leader in minimally-invasive aesthetic medicine and laser technology. Products offered include Botox, Radiesse, Sculptra, Restylane, Juvéderm, and CoolSculpting. Procedures are available to treat or reverse conditions such as wrinkles, stretch marks, varicose veins, cellulite, skin discoloration, acne, and acne associated scars. More information about skin care can be found on Epione’s website.