Pollution levels in our country have marked the highest record this year, which is a clear red flag for our overall health and lifestyle! Air pollution and winter smog not only impact our health but also wreck-havoc on our skin.

Skin aging, dullness, dark circles and spots are all a possible result of pollution and the best we can do is safeguard our skin against it. And while there are umpteen ways that the internet will suggest, believe us when we say, those scarfs and cover ups aren’t going to do much!

Precisely why, you will need to make sure you protect your skin from pollution in a more holistic way. While using the right skin care products is one part of your anti-pollution skin care, an anti-pollution diet will also go a long way.

Here are some foods that you need to include in your diet to combat skin pollution...

Olive oil
 

Olive oil

Olive oil is a rich source of monosaturated fats that help in improving blood purification and circulation levels. It has zero cholesterol and improves the functioning of your heart which results in improving the overall health of your system.

Chia seeds
 

Chia seeds

Chia seeds are rich in antioxidants which help cleanse your body from any existing pollutants. These biologically active antioxidants help prevent oxidation in your blood which may be triggered due to external pollutants. 

Spinach
 

Spinach

Spinach is a full source of vitamins and minerals. It has vitamins A, vitamin C, and vitamin K which purify your blood and improve the functioning of your lungs. It is also a rich source of magnesium and iron which help in preventing of chronic heart diseases and helps in the regulation of blood pressure.

Citrus fruits
 

Citrus fruits

Citrus fruits have slight levels of citric acid in them which helps in maintaining the pH levels of your skin. This improves your skin’s resistance against external pollutants.

Nuts
 

Nuts

Nuts help reduce the symptoms of asthma and suffocation. They are rich in vitamin E which in turn helps combat pollution by improving the efficiency of your lungs. Nuts also affect the filtration levels of your lungs and helps with better absorption of oxygen which helps in improving the quality of blood in your body.

Tomatoes
 

Tomatoes

Tomatoes help in combating respiratory illness due to the presence of lycopene in it. It also helps purify the blood by improving efficiency of cells in the body. Tomatoes further help in balancing the pH levels of your skin.