Have you been facing skin issues like acne, breakouts etc and don’t know the reason behind the sudden breakout? Have you ever thought that the cause of your skin woes could be the pollution? Well, while we all know about the harmful impact of air pollution on our skin, water pollution is said to be equally harmful!
Surprised? Read on as we tell you everything you need to know about guarding your skin against water pollution...
How is water harming your skin?
Unlike water pollution, air pollution is easy to spot. The dirt and dust when accumulated on your skin can be cleansed, but when the water itself is harming your skin, it is not as easy to spot. Ever wondered if the water you’re drinking can be damaging your skin?
Tap water contains chlorine which can lead to premature signs of ageing and cause serious agitation to the skin and lungs. Even when you shower with hot water, the heat tends to open pores and lets the chlorine seep into your skin which in turn strips the skin of its natural moisture, leaving it cracked and damaged.
How to prevent your skin from water pollution?
It’s obviously impossible to survive without water. Drinking enough water in a day helps radiate your skin and gives it a healthy glow.
To protect your skin from the harmful effects of water pollution, it’s ideal to filter your drinking water to get rid of chlorine and other toxins present in the water.
It’s also best to reduce the time you spend in the pool and other highly chlorinated water.
However, water alone shouldn’t be your source of hydration. You need to turn to certain skin care products too, to revive healthy skin. And, there are products formulated to keep your skin hydrated all through the day.