LA’s ‘‘Skin Wizard’’ John Tew shares how pollution affects the skin and why a Certified Organic skincare ritual is crucial to preserving your complexion. John shares how “Exfoliation is essential for healthy, beautiful skin,” and how you can combat the elements with your Noni Glow skincare ritual. Read more to find out what John has to say about pollution and how you can achieve clean, non-polluted skin… The natural way!
Q. How does pollution affect our skin?
A. Our skin is the largest organ of our body and it protects us to the best of its abilities against many environmental aggressors. Pollution being a key aggressor, weakens our skins barrier function by breaking down the epidermal and dermal layers of the skin. This creates poor microcirculation as well as weakening cell communication, leading to less collagen production, which leads to lines, wrinkles, dark spots, breakouts, rashes, sensitivity, and more.
Q. What types of pollution are there?
A. Environmental pollution has been around for centuries, but as of recent, more and more people are becoming concerned about the oxidative stress caused by these airborne nanoparticles of dust, chemicals, soot, etc. These elements wreak havoc on our complexions, if not addressed with the correct products.
Q. Are some more harmful than others?
A. Chemical pollution from indoors and outdoors affects the skin and body on so many levels. Products we clean our houses with, fumes from paint, synthetic dyes from our clothes, acrylamides from cooking, cosmetics that have toxic (chemical) ingredients, and the several chemicals from gasoline that circulate in our air are all extremely harmful.
Digital pollution has also been on the rise. Anyone who uses a cell phone, computer, or any sort of device that sends, stores or receives information is contributing to this digital carbon footprint. As the internet and social media grows, so does the global consumption of energy. People have no idea that saving spam, not deleting your trash, and saving emails, actually increases global data center usage and energy. To keep it simple, internet pollution is creating more Electromagnetic Field (EMF) pollution causing internal and physical harm!
Q. How to repair your skin?
A. All pollution whether airborne or digital weakens skin barrier function. Frankly, I love the Turmeric Brightening & Exfoliating Mask for removing toxic buildup as well as old lack luster cells. Toxins accumulate on the skin all day long, so removing them before your nightly skincare ritual is a must. I recommend the Turmeric Mask as a must-have product for all of my clients, because a good exfoliation is essential for healthy, beautiful skin and will help you get the most out of your skincare by smoothing and detoxifying the skin.
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Q. Top tips or how to protect your skin from pollution?
A. I love to start my morning off with Shayna’s Kitchen Matcha, which is super high in Epigallocatechin Gallate (a powerful green tea-derived antioxidant). My skincare regimen starts with hydrating and revitalizing the skin with Rose Mist, followed with Noni Bright Vitamin C Serum! One of the best antioxidants that help neutralize free radicals is the Noni Bright Vitamin C Serum, and I love that it’s in an airtight pump! The Noni Bright Vitamin C Serum is one of my all-time favorite products to use against pollution.
Q. Why do you recommend certified organic skincare to combat pollution opposed to alternative skincare?
A. Organic products contain higher concentrations of antioxidants! Non-organic products could potentially be loaded with pesticides, GMO’s, PEGS and so many other toxins that will accelerate the aging process.
John Tew is a celebrity facial alchemist who has transformed the field of beauty and has become one of the most sought after names in the industry.
With over sixteen years of skincare experience, he has developed new anti-aging protocols and techniques that take reverse aging to a whole new level. John has worked with some of the most famous celebrities and top global brands in the world, including KORA Organics Founder & CEO, Miranda Kerr.
Dubbed by his clients as LA’s, “Skin Wizard,” Tew is known for transforming faces with his natural treatments, which yield powerful and dramatic results.