If you live in India then pollution is unavoidable and the first to get affected by it is your skin! Dullness, dryness and dark spots are all the effects pollution will have on your skin. And while you can never really avoid the harmful effects of pollution, there is an entire skin care routine that you can follow to reduce its impact on your skin.
Here is how...
Drink more water
Water keeps your body hydrated and your body systems fuelled. Drink at least 3 litres of water daily for your skin to glow. It helps detox your body and regulates the production of sebum which acts as a natural shield for your skin from pollution.
One major misconception about sunscreens is that they are meant to protect your skin only from the UV rays. In reality, not only do the sunscreens protect your skin from sun’s harmful rays but also from any potential environmental damage. So make sure you use one each time you step out.
Add a layer and you can avoid pollutants from settling on you to some extent. Always carry a scarf to wrap around your neck as the persistent settling of pollutants in your neck region can cause skin darkening. Your neck skin is the thinnest layer of your skin and is easily affected due to the external environmental factors. Always carry a pair of sunglasses to get a bit shade from the blazing sun and as an extra cover for your eyes. Your eyes are one of the most delicate organs and can get irritated by chemicals or dust present in the air.
Use detox masks
The most calming way to deal with pollution is using detox masks. They help in the deep cleaning of your skin pores and nourishing your skin to the core. Detox masks fuel your facial tissues with essential antioxidants and vitamins that repair and replenish your skin. Not only do these masks improve your skin complexion and texture but also reduce signs of ageing like fine lines, age spots and wrinkles.
Switch to a detox diet
Protecting yourself from inside is as important as protecting yourself from outside. Pollution equally impacts the internal systems of your body which in turn has an effect on your skin. Start with a detox diet that will make your body resistant to pollution and help your organs to function at an optimum level. A detox diet directly affects your skin and makes it glow more.