The festival of lights and joy is here and we’re all so excited to celebrate it with our loved ones. We wait all year long to decorate our homes with beautiful lanterns, Rangoli and indulge in sweets. However, an integral part of Diwali celebrations is firecrackers and while we know its effects on the environment and might refrain from it completely, not everybody does.

Firecrackers not only have a negative effect on your health but the rising pollution levels also harm your skin. While there is no way to completely escape the firecrackers around, you can surely control its effects on the skin. Here’s how…

Deep cleanse
 

Deep cleanse

Even if you’re not burning the firecrackers the pollution levels are considerably higher during this time of the year. Invest in a deep cleansing face wash that will pull out the dirt from the pores and protect skin from breakouts. We’ve equipped ourselves with the Ponds Pure White Anti-Pollution + Purity Face Wash to tackle pollution this Diwali.

Check pollution levels
 

Check pollution levels

Avoid stepping out when the pollution levels are at its peak. There are several apps that allow you to check the pollution levels in your neighbourhood utilise them and cause minimum harm to your skin and body.

Soothe skin
 

Soothe skin

High levels of magnesium in fire crackers can irritate your skin and cause skin problems. Night time is the best time to apply a soothing gel and let your skin repair itself. Aloe Vera is a great ingredient that can be used all year long, however, if you don’t have an aloe vera plant you can use the Lakme 9 to 5 Naturale Aloe Aqua Gel which contains 100% pure aloe vera to heal and soothe skin.

Eat antioxidant rich food
 

Eat antioxidant rich food

It is difficult to avoid sweets and other unhealthy food during the festive season. But eating in moderation is the key, especially if we tell you that certain foods can reverse the effects of pollution on your skin. Foods such as garlic, broccoli, avocado, eggs, whole grains, etc. are really helpful for your body and skin.