The constant rise in pollution levels across India is a serious cause of concern. We are exposed to toxic chemicals, smog and smoke on a daily basis which can cause skin dehydration, premature aging, dullness and wrinkles. According to Dr (Prof) O.P.Singh M.B.B.S, DVD,MD  Delhi, “Pollution clogs pores and is one of the leading causes of acne/pimples.” Therefore, adopting an anti-pollution skincare routine is now more essential than ever.

Incorporating these three ingredients to fight and reverse the toxic effects of pollution on your skin.

Activated charcoal
 

Activated charcoal

Throughout the day toxins from the air around us find their way into the deep layers of our skin causing the pores to get clogged. This invites several skin problems such as acne, oily skin and blackheads. Incorporating a charcoal based product in your skincare routine ensures clear and glowing skin. Activated charcoal works like a magnet to absorb oil, toxins and dirt from the surface as well as the deep layers of the skin. One of the easiest way to this is by washing your face with a charcoal cleanser as it penetrates deep into your skin cells to pull out dirt and grime and leaves you with softer and glowing skin.

Aloe Vera
 

Aloe Vera

Stemming from the cactus family, aloe vera is known across the world for its soothing and healing properties. Brimming with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants the gel of this plant regenerates the growth of healthy, new skin cells and acts as a protective barrier on the outer layer of the skin. Its antibacterial properties keep acne, redness and infection at bay thereby fighting the effects of pollution on the skin. Applying clear aloe vera gel daily will hydrate, nourish and lighten dark spots on your skin.

Vitamins C, E and antioxidants
 

Vitamins C, E and antioxidants

Vitamins C, E and antioxidants rich products stimulate the skin’s self-healing, self-regenerating and self-cleansing ability. It brightens skin, stimulates collagen and has a brightening effect on the skin. These skin benefiting ingredients also prevent free radicals and help skin look firmer by reducing skin sagging and fine lines.