Thousands of women take public transport to commute every morning. If you too take the metro, train or bus, you’ll know that it is faster, cheaper and doesn’t leave that much of a carbon footprint. But what you may not know is that your daily commute could be damaging your skin. Puzzled? So were we! Here’s a deeper look at how these different factors might be affecting your skin and the kind of proven beauty tips you could use to combat them…
 

How does travelling by public transport affect your skin?

How does travelling by public transport affect your skin?

Let’s take a few instances; you’re late for work so your rush out of the shower and out the door barely managing to run a brush through your hair. The most important thing you forgot? Sun protection. This basically means that your wait at the bus stop or your walk to the station are the perfect recipe for skin darkening, tanning and premature ageing.

Next, in transit is usually a great time to catch up on your social media feed, delete all those annoying ‘Good Morning’ messages on your What’s App groups or check your email. But here’s the downside; staring into your screen for too long could give you a serious case of ‘tech neck’, which, over time, could put tremendous pressure on the spine and cause neck and shoulder problems. Skin-wise, the downward tilt of your head can also lead to the formation of jowls and wrinkles.

In addition to this, don’t forget how you skipped using a toner to seal your pores after cleansing your face in the morning. Find a seat at the window and your skin will act like a magnet towards all the exhaust fumes, pollution and clouds of smoke that’ll settle deep into the pores and make it look dull and congested.

 

So how do you fix it?

So how do you fix it?

Trust us, we aren’t out to give public transport a bad rap. But given that it can affect your skin, here are a few skin care tips to add to your beauty routine to get by with as little damage as possible.

Apply the Vaseline Healthy White SPF 24 PA++ Lotion over your body twice every day. It is enriched with micro-droplets of Vaseline jelly that can keep your skin moisturised for hours. It’s SPF 24 and PA++ will shield your skin from UVA and UVB rays while the Vitamin B3 content will restore your skin’s brightness.

For your face, add the Pond’s Age Miracle Firm & Lift Face & Neck Lifting Day Cream to your daily skin care routine. Its Intelligent Pro-Cell Complex will combat sagging over the face and neck area so that you are left with firm skin. The SPF 30 PA+++ will keep your face moisturised and taut.

To cleanse your face daily, wash it with the Fair & Lovely Pollution Clean-Up Face Wash. Its charcoal action formula pulls out dirt and grime left by pollution so that you get radiant, glowing skin. At night, opt for the Pond’s Age Miracle Deep Action Night Cream. Made with InstantLift Complex, it strengthens the fibres within your face which reduces wrinkles and fine lines.

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