Hacks To Protect Your Skin From Pollution

Want to know of hacks that can help protect your skin against pollution? Then, read this article that can help you.

By: Rima
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India is blessed with a natural beauty along with an equal level of dirt and pollution. The level of dirt and pollution in India, especially Delhi, has risen to a serious level.

The exhaust from the vehicles, construction of buildings, human pollution, garbage pollution and many such things contribute to the serious effect on the skin.
It is said that toxic elements present in the air can cause your skin to age prematurely, especially the face and under-eye area. When dirt in the air reacts with UV rays, it hampers the growth of collagen on face, thus leading to serious side effects on the skin.

The highly reactive molecules and chemicals on the face, thus lead to wrinkles, acne, rough patches, high pigmentation and many such things.

Here are a few quick tips that will allow you to protect yourself from all the pollution.

hacks to protect skin

1. Antioxidant-rich Moisturiser + Sunscreen
You should be using a moisturiser, which is extremely rich in antioxidants, so that it helps to boost the production of collagen on the skin. Moisturiser which contains antioxidants is extremely rich in vitamins A, E, and C, which help to improve the defense of the skin. It is also important that you ensure to apply sunscreen, so that your skin is not affected by the sun and won't result in any sun tan.

hacks to protect skin

2. Cleanse Your Face
No matter how much you use a sunscreen or moisturiser, your skin leads to getting dirty due to small particles of dirt accumulated on it. You should cleanse your face with a cleanser, so that it removes all the dirt particles and chemicals accumulated on the upper layer of the skin. Cleansing your face can allow the skin to breathe freely.

hacks to protect skin

3. Exfoliate Your Skin
You should exfoliate your skin once in three days, so that the debris accumulated on the face can be removed easily. Use a scrub which suits your skin type and exfoliate after you come back home. Exfoliating gives a chance to the skin to breathe freely and improve its texture. Exfoliating also allows the skin to produce collagen, thus resulting in a flawless skin.

hacks to protect skin

4. Cover Your Face
Many of them think wearing scarf can suffocate their skin; but the truth is, scarf can help to protect your skin from several pollutants. You should wear a scarf and don't forget to wear a pair of glasses to protect your eyes. If needed, you can wear sun-protective jackets to protect your hands and fingers.

hacks to protect skin

5. Use A Clay Mask
You should also use a clay mask, as it helps to keep your skin hydrated and also pulls out the toxic elements from the face. Clay mask helps to soothe the skin by eradicating the damaging particles on the body. Make sure you use a replenishing clay mask, so that it does not leave your skin dry.

hacks to protect skin

6. Avoid Peak Hours
Always avoid stepping out of the house during peak hours because at that time environment is filled with toxic chemicals and elements that can affect your skin on a serious level. You can either move in before the peak hour or after some time.

hacks to protect skin

7. Say No To Cigarettes
Smoke is a dangerous thing that can affect the person who smokes and also affects the rest of the people around. Smoking can lead to premature ageing of the skin and also trigger the appearance of wrinkles on the skin. Smoking destroys the elasticity and collagen on the face, thus allowing the skin to age permanently.

Read more about: skin care, pollution, cleanser, face mask, clay
Story first published: Sunday, November 13, 2016, 17:00 [IST]
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