Pollution is one of the biggest problems that comes with city living – and it’s not just the environment that’s affected Pollution is actually one of the biggest culprits when it comes to poor skin health, and it has also been found to impact immune function, too. Because of this, there’s been an increase in awareness in the kinds of products and ingredients that can help fix and prevent the problems pollution can cause. One of the ingredients (or elements, rather) that we’ve seen trending lately is oxygen.
Just like how a breath of fresh air can calm nerves and clear the mind, this element can also pep up a tired-looking complexion or boost your body if you’re not feeling 100 per cent.
Here are three easy ways to reap the benefits of oxygen for your face and body.
#1 / Oxygen-based skin care products
Just like oxygen can provide energy for living life, it can also improve the overall health of skin by encouraging cell turnover and regeneration, which is why you might want to look for products that have oxygenating benefits.
philosophy’s new microdelivery detoxifying oxygen peel contains barley leaf extract, which is responsible for delivering oxygen to the skin. Once paired with the charcoal gel, this mask duo can help energise tired-looking skin, as well as smooth, soften and brighten your overall complexion.
This skin brightening and pore refining peel works in two steps - start by applying the detoxifying charcoal gel onto clean, dry skin. The role of the charcoal is to detoxify the skin and draw out impurities. Once the black layer is on, follow by massaging the white oxygen foam booster on top to create a gentle foaming effect. After three minutes, use the spatula provided to remove excess product and rinse your face to finish. Your skin will be left feeling smooth, soft and hydrated, with an extra hit of brightness and radiance.
#2 / Oxygen-based facials
You can’t go past a professional facial if you’re looking to take your skin rejuvenation to the next step. The Results Laser Clinic Oxygen Facial Therapy is perfect for all skin types, age groups and sexes, and can target dehydration, lacklustre skin and sun damage, plus other signs of ageing like deep eye contours, fine lines and lack of elasticity. This treatment can be performed in just 15 minutes, and features an infusion of treatment serums supercharged by pressurised oxygen jets to refresh the skin. The end result is plumper-looking skin for up to 72 hours, without having to worry about any downtime.
#3 / Oxygen-based body treatments
From reducing inflammation to boosting your immune system, oxygen can play a part in improving your inner health. Achieve just that with hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Each session can take up to 45 minutes and involves very little other than lying flat on your back whilst wearing a mask that allows you to breathe in pure oxygen. You may notice a perk up after one session, however it’s recommended to follow a series of treatments.
For more information on philosophy microdelivery detoxifying oxygen peel, click here.
Have you tried any oxygen beauty products or services before? What did you think? Tell us in the comments below.
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Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinot noir, she has a healthy obsession with fake tan smell, wispy false lashes and CND Shellac in the shade Romantique. Her words and styling can also be found in Virgin Australia Voyeur, Women's Health, and previously in SHOP Til You Drop and Cosmopolitan.