Pollution is ubiquitous. It is polluting your skin every time you leave your house or take a ride in your car, even when you’re sitting chained to your office desk. You yourselves know best how much pollution affects you; it is pretty visible every time you wipe your face with a tissue or even when you take a close look into the mirror. Not only does it clog your pores, damage your skin texture, and darken your skin tone, but it also promotes the growth of bacterial colonies and infections on your skin. These pollutants are easily absorbed in the form of tiny particles and act to stimulate melanocytes, creating pigmented spots on your skin. This is extremely damaging and can accelerate the skin ageing process, prematurely leading to wrinkles. How exactly do we stop all this?

 

Double Cleansing

Double Cleansing

The way to getting beautiful and healthy skin is all about double cleansing. When you apply makeup, it soaks in a considerable amount of dust particles which stick to your face, on account of the use of primers among your makeup products. These minute particles leave from your skin only when you clean your face with a face wash or cleanser. To remove them completely, it is essential to follow up a makeup removal routine with cleansing. Use makeup removal products, toners and wipes to remove every bit of makeup from your face. Then, clean your face with foam based products like face washes or cleansers. To make the routine more effective, you can also exfoliate your skin with scrubbers or face masks at least once every week. Never forget to finish with a moisturiser or a serum, so as to restore all the lost moisture.

 

Anti-pollution skincare

Anti-pollution skincare

There is a range of different products in the market, designed specifically to fight pollution. An anti-pollution product acts as a shield, to defend your delicate skin from the toxic pollutants trying to harm it each and every day. Pollution damages the skin's surface and depletes it of antioxidants and vitamins. Anti-pollution skincare products replace the lost vitamins and prevent free radical formation, while their SPF gradients protect you from the harmful UV rays of the sun.

 

Cover it up

Cover it up

A combination of creams, masks, and sprays can help in removing every bit of pollutant from your skin, and delicately too. But as they say, prevention is the best cure. Covering up your skin prevents most of the carbon from settling in the first place, reducing the chances of dermal damage by about 50%. Make sure you cover your face up using scarves, hats and sunglasses every time you plan to expose yourself to pollution and dirt for an extended period of time.