There are a lot of skin concerns out there – from smoking and sugar to the sun’s rays, and now you can add driving to the list. A recent study from German scientists has proved that exposure to traffic-related air pollution over time can be linked to skin aging.
This is down to carbon particles, along with polyaromatic hydrocarbons (byproducts of burning fuel). Both of these are released as a result of traffic pollution and bind with the skin to cause aging. It has been found that the more airborne particles around, the more age spots appeared.