Air Pollution: Skin Care Tips And How To Avoid Skin Damage


Air pollution is one of the major issues to be solved in today's world. Skincare is everyone's concern as the amount of air pollution seems to be rising.

Written By Abhilasha Agarwal | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Along with growing industrialization and traffic jams, air pollution is one of the major concerns of the 21st century. With this inconvenience of air pollution in urban living, it is essential to take care of your skin. It can easily get impacted with toxic particles, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide emissions from cars, and leftovers from factories. All these gases are quite responsible for skin deterioration. The polluted air makes it hard for skin to breathe, leaving it irritated and dehydrated. Air pollution also leads to redness of the skin, rosacea, and eczema. However, here are some simple tips to avoid skin worsening due to air pollution.

Air pollution health tips and skincare regimes to follow

1.  Exfoliate your skin once or twice a week

Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells from the surface of the skin using a chemical or granular substance. Most dermatologists suggest that instead of chemical substances, one can use mild scrub for exfoliation. In addition to unclogging your pores and removing dead skin cells, exfoliating prevents pollutants from settling in your pores. It also prevents dirt and bacteria from building up. As an added bonus, the products you apply after exfoliating your skin may be more effective. It can be a moisturizer or any skincare cream.

2.  Keep your skin hydrated

Drink plenty of water. You can make detox water at home using amla and tulsi leaves. It helps in flushing out toxins and gives essential anti-oxidants to the skin. It is also said that you should wash your face at least twice a day. With constant hydration, it is also essential to choose the right face wash as per your skin type. Washing helps to get rid of dirt and pollutants as easily as possible.

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3.  Protect your skin from the sun

Applying sun protection on a daily basis is very essential to protect your skin from air pollution. You can also choose a body lotion that contains sun protecting elements such as SPF. Not only are UV rays harmful to the skin, but they also amplify the effects of pollutants. Sunscreens are chemically proven to trap the smog particles and prevent harmful chemicals from penetrating deep in the skin.

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Disclaimer: The content provided above is for information purpose. This is no way intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. 

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