Most of us follow a skin care regime that addresses certain skin issues or is designed for our skin type. In the process what we completely ignore is one problem that is at the root of all our skin problems – pollution. Living in an urban area where pollution rate is higher ages skin faster, making skin look tired, dull and pigmented.

However, with the right skin care guide you can protect your skin from the harmful effects of pollution and tackle many problems at once. Let’s find out how...

Deep cleansing exfoliator
 

Deep cleansing exfoliator

A deep cleansing yet gentle scrub will remove dirt and debris from the pores that gets collected over a course of time. Exfoliate your face using the St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Face Scrub once every week. Enriched with apricot and walnut this gritty face scrub exfoliates as well as moisturises skin while removing oil and dirt. It is paraben and sulfate free too!

Pollution combating face wash
 

Pollution combating face wash

While buying a facial foaming cleanser look for ingredients that naturally extract dirt such as charcoal. The Pond’s Pure White Anti-Pollution Face Wash is a gentle yet deep cleansing face wash that takes off all the dirt and oil without making your skin dry.

Aloe vera gel
 

Aloe vera gel

Aloe vera heals skin as well creates a barrier between your skin and pollution. Using aloe gel on your skin on a daily basis will improve your skin’s texture and make it look youthful. Apply the Lakme 9 to 5 Naturale Aloe Aqua Gel on your face every morning before wearing makeup to keep your skin protected and nourished all day.

Sunscreen
 

Sunscreen

Sunscreen not only protects skin from harmful UV rays but it also stops pollutants and bacteria from entering your pores. This reduces the occurrences of breakouts and acne, helping keep your skin clear and smooth. The Lakmé  Sun Expert Ultra Matte SPF 50 PA+++ Gel gives a non-sticky matte finish and suits all skin types.