Your health and skin is slowly weakened by pollution. Even with minimal but continuous exposure, pollution can have a major impact on our skin and health. Polluted air has a high content of free radicals which slowly damages our health and with time can cause serious damage. Prevention therefore is better than cure!
Follow these steps to reduce the impact of pollution on your skin and overall health...
Exercise helps you break into a sweat and that can help flush out the toxins and make your skin glow. Regular exercises also keep your body young and highly functional. It is therefore the key to a healthy lifestyle and improving your body's resistance for pollution.
Cardio exercises help in better functioning of the heart which eventually results in the pumping of blood. Morning runs can also be helpful if done in less polluted environments like green gardens or parks. Aerobics also helps in reducing the impact of pollution on your body by boosting the production of antioxidants in your body. Exercising further flushes your body with natural antioxidants which help in combating pollution and prevents skin ageing. Thus giving you healthy, glowing skin!
Eat antioxidant rich food
Antioxidants help improve the efficiency of your lungs and that in turn helps with purification of the inhaled air. This helps in improving the quality of blood and that helps you stay fit and look great too. Antioxidants also help in enhancing your skin quality and give you a beautiful glow. Foods like fruits, pumpkins, eggplants, nuts, spinach, milk, cheese and whole grains are a rich source of a variety of antioxidants.
SPF and masks
Desperate times, desperate measures! So apart from wearing your SPF absolutely always, you also need to add another layer of protection to your skin. When you are outdoor, in areas where pollution levels are high you must cover your mouth with a mask. In traffic or industrial areas, this is highly recommended due to the number of carbon particles in the air. When these carbon particles are inhaled they can cause lung issues and also wreck a havoc on your skin.
The one way to reduce the effect of pollution is to keep your home pollution free. Install an indoor air purifier to purify the air inside your home. Get the air conditioners and chimneys in your home cleaned every 4 months. One of the most potent indoor causes for pollution are air conditioners which sometimes might emit dust particles and also cause excessive skin dryness.
Written by Shravani Chavan on Nov 23, 2018