The Impact of City Life on My Skin: My Journey in London

The Impact of City Life on My Skin: My Journey in London

London has always held a special place in my heart. Growing up, I dreamed of living in this vibrant city, immersing myself in its rich history and culture. When I finally moved to London to pursue my law degree, it felt like a dream come true. However, city life brought unexpected challenges, especially for my skin.

The Before: Clear and Smooth Skin

Before moving to London, my skin was clear, smooth, and radiant. Living in a suburban town, I enjoyed a relatively clean environment with minimal pollution. My skincare routine was simple, and my skin thrived on the natural remedies my mother taught me, using plants and oils to maintain our beauty and health.

The After: The Toll of City Life

Life in London was a whirlwind of excitement, but it also came with its own set of challenges. The constant hustle and bustle, coupled with the city's pollution, began to take a toll on my skin. I noticed changes I wasn't prepared for:

  • Increased Breakouts: The air pollution in London is notorious, and my skin was not accustomed to it. The dirt and grime in the air clogged my pores, leading to frequent breakouts.
  • Dullness: My once vibrant complexion started to look dull and lifeless. The environmental stressors were stripping my skin of its natural glow.
  • Dryness and Sensitivity: The combination of harsh weather and pollution left my skin feeling dry and sensitive. No matter how many products I tried, nothing seemed to work.

The Turning Point: Birth of a Self-Care Brand

Despite the challenges, my love for London never waned. But I knew I had to take action to restore my skin's health and my confidence. This realisation sparked a crazy idea: why not create my own skincare solutions?

Determined to find the right answers, I dove deep into the world of skincare, even working at The Body Shop to learn more about ingredients and formulations. However, I was surprised to discover that many products, even those marketed as natural, contained synthetic and chemically derived ingredients that didn’t suit my skin.

Unable to find the perfect products, I decided to create them myself. This marked the beginning of my self-care brand, Exotic Skn. My goal was to develop skincare solutions specifically designed to combat the harsh effects of city living, using natural, vegan, and cruelty-free ingredients.

The Dream Skin Cleanser: A City Girl's Savior

One of the star products from Exotic Skn is the Dream Skin Cleanser. This product was created for girls like me, who want to achieve dream skin while navigating the busy city lifestyle. The Dream Skin Cleanser has played a key role in healing my skin and is now a staple in my routine. It effortlessly dislodges impurities embedded deep within the dermis, combining rotating massage beads and soothing ultrasonic vibrations for a deeply relaxing self-care experience.

Embracing City Life with Confidence

Living in London and completing my law degree was an unforgettable experience, and despite the challenges, it remains one of my favourite cities in the world. I’ve learned that while city life can be tough on the skin, the right skincare routine can make all the difference.

Through Exotic Skn, I aim to help others facing similar challenges by providing effective, luxurious skincare solutions. Our products are crafted with love and a deep understanding of the unique needs of city dwellers. If you’re struggling with the effects of urban living on your skin, give our Dream Skin Cleanser a try and experience the transformation for yourself.


City life may come with its set of challenges, but with the right care, your skin can thrive. Embrace the hustle and bustle, but don't forget to nurture your skin with products designed to protect and enhance its natural beauty. At Exotic Skn, we're here to help you achieve that balance, so you can live your city dreams with confidence and radiant skin.

Ready to transform your skin? Discover the Dream Skin Cleanser and our other luxurious products at Exotic Skn. Join our community and embrace the beauty of city living with healthy, glowing skin.

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