The carbon monoxide produced by pollution kills our skin: it prevents it from breathing, leaving it to suffocate. Our skin's metabolism slows down and it quickly shows - dull complexion, dry skin, lines... It also clogs our pores, leaving the door open to blemishes and bumpy, uneven skin. The effects of pollution on skin is the same as with the sun. Our skin becomes repeatedly inflamed and, after a while, is unable to repair itself. It has a hard time regenerating and prematurely ages. So first plan of attack is to pump your skin full of antioxidants including vitamins C and E, ferulic acid and resveratrol. Whether in an anti-ageing cream or nutritional supplements, the idea is to kill off any skin-damaging free radicals.