A word to the wise: The right kind of skincare is a balance of fixing existing skin problems and preventing potential skin issues. We’re all well-aware of the main culprits that damage our skin on a daily basis, amongst which pollution ranks number one! Our skin isn't exposed to pollution just outdoors but also indoors in the form of fine dust, debris of toxic particles and more. And bit by bit, it is wreaking havoc on your skin — think dullness, weak skin barrier, premature skin ageing and tanning.
But, the good news is that you can fix this by using anti-pollution facial cleansers that will flush out all the toxins and make your complexion better and brighter. Ahead, we’ve rounded up the best facial cleansers to combat everyday pollution and brighten your dull skin.
- 01. Pond's Pure Detox Anti-Pollution Purity Face Wash with Activated Charcoal
- 02. Lakme Absolute Perfect Radiance Brightening Facial Foam
- 03. Simple Kind To Skin Refreshing Facial Wash
- 04. Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel
01. Pond's Pure Detox Anti-Pollution Purity Face Wash with Activated Charcoal
Your face is the most exposed to dust and pollution when you step outdoors, and unfortunately, the dirt and toxins sit on your skin all day long. To take it all off, you need a special cleanser that targets the damage caused by pollution at its roots. One of our all-time favourites? Pond's Pure Detox Anti-Pollution Purity Face Wash with Activated Charcoal. We love the inclusion of activated charcoal as it absorbs excess oil, pulls away grease and toxic particles from clogged pores and dissolves the layer of dullness on the surface to reveal bright and fresh skin.
02. Lakme Absolute Perfect Radiance Brightening Facial Foam
Pollution can leave your skin looking dull and sallow. That’s why you need to get your hands on a brightening cleanser. Our go-to is the Lakmé Absolute Perfect Radiance Brightening Facial Foam. Part-face wash and part-makeup-remover, this luxurious foamy face wash is enriched with precious micro-crystals, vitamin B3 and glycerin that wash away impurities, dirt and pollution particles while also hydrating the skin. It also washes away long-wear makeup ease to give your skin an illuminated look.
03. Simple Kind To Skin Refreshing Facial Wash
If pollution has agonised your face to a level that your skin has become sensitive and easily reacts to skincare products, then you’re in urgent need of a soap-free and alcohol-free cleanser like the Simple Kind To Skin Refreshing Facial Wash. With skin-loving ingredients like triple purified water, pro-vitamin B and vitamin E, it soothes your skin and effectively gets rid of the pore-blocking dirt and oils, leaving it super clean and refreshed.
04. Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel
Another amazing soap-free face cleanser that safeguards your skin from everyday pollution and environmental baddies is the Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel. Its standout quality is that it thoroughly and gently cleanses off the impurities without stripping off natural oils and moisturises the skin. It’s perfect for everyday cleansing, thanks to the mild, naturally-foaming Quillaja Saponaria in it. Other star ingredients include balm mint that cools down irritated skin, along with lavender and soapbark that detoxify, soothe and lend an antiseptic shield to skin.