Skin and the City

City life

Living in a big and buzzing city such as London has surely many benefits to name a few, fast personal development, easy access to any kind of entertainment, a broad offer of restaurants and retail shops, inspirational art and history. However, city life can be quite stressful for our skin. Our skin is facing daily polluted air in the city, tubes, air-conditioned workplaces, sun and unhealthy food and drinks. Not to forget the stress.  Here is a small do and don’t list that should help to keep the skin healthy.


  • Cook your own food where possible and choose healthy ingredients.
  • Snack some fruits instead of chocolate, crisps or cookies.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking enough water
  • Wear sunscreen
  • Cleanse and moisturise the skin mornings and evenings.
  • Wear eye cream
  • Keep towels and bed linen clean
  • Choose the right bedding for a restful sleep
  • Try to disconnect from stressful environments
  • Work out to flush out toxins
  • Use serums and face masks
  • Keep your hands clean
  • Read the ingredients in all your food and cosmetics
  • Use hydrocolloid patches for your pimples
  • Visit saunas or steam rooms
  • Clean your phone screen and your keyboard regularly

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  • Touch your face with unwashed hands
  • Eat too salty food
  • Forget to clean your make up tools
  • Drink too many fizzy drinks
  • Share your towels
  • Dip your fingers into the moisturiser jar
  • Expose yourself too long to the sun
  • Use expired products
  • Pop your pimples with your fingers
  • Rest your face on your hands
  • Cringe or frown unnecessary


    We have skin health in mind at BIRCHWOLF when we choose the correct ingredients for your skin care. The VITA-NOURISH Eye Cream and the VITA-PROTECT Facial Moisturizer are perfect partners for your daily skin routine and they will ensure your skin is kept protected and vitalised throughout your day and night.


    Albert Birchwolf

    Founder of Birchwolf

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