Protecting your skin from pollution may not be a new concept, but it has become increasingly crucial because of the increasing pollution. Prolonged exposure to pollution can dehydrate the skin, clog pores and lead to premature ageing. Yikes!

We know you don't want your skin to be a victim to all of that, which is why we are here to be your saviours. With these five easy lifestyle hacks, you can definitely safeguard your skin from pollution.

Thorough cleansing
 

Thorough cleansing

Skin that is thoroughly cleansed is skin that truly breathes. When you step out of your house, your skin is inevitably exposed to dirt, dust, and pollution. This is why cleansing becomes even more necessary. A facewash like Pond’s Pure White Anti-Pollution + Purity Face Wash which has been designed to fight the effects of pollution is our ideal pick. It contains activated charcoal that penetrates deep into your skin cells to remove clogged dirt, dust, and grime.

Avoid going out during peak hours
 

Avoid going out during peak hours

This one can be a tough one but it is equally effective. Stepping out of your house during hours when pollution and the severity of the sun is at its maximum is a bad idea for you skin. Try and travel to work just before and just after peak hours.

Don't Leave Without the Sunscreen
 

Don't Leave Without the Sunscreen

Pollution generates free radicals and causes inflammation. Sunscreen not only protects your skin against the UV rays of the sun but also neutralises these radicals. With a strong boost of SPF 50 and a non-sticky gel formula, we trust Lakmé  Sun Expert Ultra Matte SPF 50 PA+++ Gel

Serum
 

Serum

Serums can do a lot of things for your skin. Right from giving a radiant glow to providing nutrients to the skin – a good serum does it all. When it comes to protecting your skin from pollution, choose serums which are rich in antioxidants. Infused with gold particles, vitamin B3, and antioxidants, Pond’s Gold Radiance Precious Youth Serum protects your skin from damage and gives you a radiant glow.

Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate!
 

Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate!

Exfoliation is a mantra that never fails! Exfoliating gently and thoroughly cleanses away all the build-up of dead skin cells and accumulated debris on your face so that your pores can breathe. Use an exfoliator that suits your skin to get rid of pollution induced build up.