It's common knowledge that pollution is hazardous and affects our day to day life in more ways than we can imagine. The toxic air can lead to problems that can easily take a toll on our health as well. For people living in Delhi, pollution sure has become the new normal.
Since toxic air contains smoke, acid and other pollutants, it not only affects your health but also your skin. Your skin, which is the most sensitive, has to go through the ugly wrath of this hazardous air. It disrupts the pH balance of your skin and can lead to dryness, rashes, acne and other allergic reactions.
To save yourself for further damaging your skin, follow these steps and let your skin feel blessed.1. Use A Cleanser Made Of Natural Ingredients
Make good use of cleansers that have natural ingredients like sandalwood, neem or tulsi. The tonic properties filled in such cleansers can easily help you get rid of all the grime that gets accumulated on your skin. Use it twice a day for effective results.
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One of the best ways to battle pollution is by having plenty of water. Water keeps your skin hydrated and improves blood circulation. It helps minimise puffy eyes and dark circles, improving your skin's elasticity. Aim to have at least 4 litres of water every day and protect your skin from pollution.
© iStock3. Exfoliate Your Skin Daily
Due to pollution, your skin is bound to get affected but exfoliation will run to your rescue to heal your skin from the problems. You can make the scrub at home with walnuts and mix sugar and a few drops of olive oil. Since pollution can lead to inflammation, cleansing your skin every day is a necessity.
© iStock4. Moisturise Your Skin
Pollution tends to turn your skin quite dull and hence, it is advisable you use a moisturiser that keeps your skin nourished as well as hydrated. Post your shower sesh, use a moisturiser, as it will lessen the damage caused to the toxic air. If you have a beard, use beard oil on it.
© iStock5. Take A Steam Facial
You can also use steam as a remedy for your skin. Add a few drops of orange oil to the hot water and before heading to the shower, take a stream and then massage your skin. Treat yourself and feel rejuvenated, yet again!