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7 Ways To Protect Your Skin From Pollution

By: Somya Ojha

It's common knowledge that exposure to pollution adversely affects the health and appearance of your skin. It causes your skin to lose its moisture and elasticity.

In fact, recent studies have found that women who live in cities where the pollution level is high, experience premature ageing of the skin and several other unsightly skin conditions such as acne breakouts, blemishes, dark patches on skin, etc.

Pollution tends to cause a long-term damage to your skin. However, there are certain ways to ensure that your skin stays protected from the harsh effects of pollution. Following these useful tips will benefit your skin in innumerable ways.

Today, at Boldsky, we have curated a list of the ways to protect your skin from pollution, in other words pollution proof it. Follow them to the T, to ensure that your skin stays healthy and looks incredible, irrespective of the quality of air outside. Read on to know more about these life-changing useful tips.


1. Always Keep Your Skin Clean

Cleanse your face with a good face wash at least twice a day, once in the morning and once before you hit the hay. This is one simple yet highly useful trick for keeping your skin clean. Do this religiously to ensure that impurities don't get accumulated on your skin's surface.


2. Exfoliate With Homemade Scrubs

Making homemade scrubs is something that women have been doing for ages. Exfoliation is one thing that can help you ward off the side effects of pollution. Prepare scrubs using natural ingredients at home and exfoliate your skin at least once a week to ensure that the impurities don't get accumulated in your skin.


3. Apply Vitamin E And C On Your Skin

Both vitamin E and C are considered to be extremely good for your skin. These are essential nourishing agents present in natural ingredients that are required to fight off the negative effects of pollution. Include these vitamins in your weekly skin care routine to ensure that your skin stays healthy and looks naturally beautiful.


4. Opt For Skin-friendly Home Remedies

Instead of relying on chemical-infused skin products and cosmetics, it is highly recommended to go for skin-friendly home remedies that are powerhouses of antioxidants and nutrients required to keep your skin healthy. Be it premature signs of ageing or other skin problems caused by pollution, home remedies can help your skin stay naturally fresh.


5. Keep Your Skin Hydrated

Keeping your skin well hydrated has become an absolute necessity in today's time. Especially, given the high level of pollution that our skin is exposed to, it is incredibly important to keep your skin hydrated. The best way to do this is by ensuring that you drink plenty of water through the day and also keep applying facial mists to keep it hydrated from the outside. We'd suggest opting for rose water.


6. Apply Sunscreen Before Going Out

This is a no-brainer, but it is absolutely necessary to protect your skin from the adverse effects of pollution and the harmful skin-damaging UV rays. Invest in a good sunscreen and ensure to apply a coat before you step out of the door.


7. Apply Fish Oil On Your Skin

Fish oil is a powerhouse of omega-3 fatty acids that can repair skin from the inside and prevent further damages from occurring. Applying fish oil on your skin benefits it in innumerable ways, which you may not be aware of.

Read more about: skin care, pollution
Story first published: Monday, January 30, 2017, 15:00 [IST]
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