When you live in a country like India, smog and pollution are unavoidable. That coupled with the Sun’s harsh rays are likely to spell doom for your skin. While staying cooped up indoors is not a realistic option, there are other ways to ensure that pollution doesn’t take a toll on your skin. Just add the following 4 steps to your skincare routine to protect your skin from pollution…

how to protect your skin from pollution

  1. It goes without saying that UVA and UVB rays can do a lot of damage to your skin even on a cloudy day. These rays when coupled with the smog and pollution can lead to tanning, skin darkening and, in time, the early onset of ageing too! Tackle this by opting for a reliable sunscreen and applying it twenty minutes before you step out in the sun.
    We recommend: The Lakmé Sun Expert UV Lotion SPF 50 PA+++
  2. Invest in a gentle but effective cleanser that can clean pores that are clogged due to grime and pollution.
    We recommend: The Pond’s Pure White Face Wash with Activated Charcoal
  3. Rely on a good serum that can give your skin maximum hydration. Unlike moisturisers, serums can penetrate deeper into the skin, are absorbed much easily and have a better payoff.
    We recommend: The Lakmé Absolute Perfect Radiance Skin Lightening Serum
  4. If you’re spending a lot of time outdoors, your pores are likely to get clogged. If these are left unattended, you’ll soon be dealing with skin that looks dull and dehydrated, not to mention the accumulation of dead skin on your face.
    Remedy this by investing in a gently face scrub that becomes a part of your skincare routine, twice every week.
    We recommend: The Pond’s White Beauty Sun Dullness Removal Face Scrub

Follow these simple tips to keep your skin pollution-proof.