We all know that air pollution is seriously harmful to our respiratory systems, but did you know that it also damages your skin? Since pollutants are smaller than our pores, they can deeply penetrate into skin. From dryness and dullness, to acne and clogged pores, the ill effects of pollution are aplenty. Luckily, the skincare industry has taken note of this issue and released a range of products that can protect and repair your skin. Here are a few worth stocking up on!
Washing your face after a long, grimy day outdoors is a heavenly feeling. Rather than using any face wash, up your skincare game and try out this charcoal-infused formula instead. The gel cleanser gently removes any residue of dirt, makeup and pollutants off your skin, without stripping it off its natural moisture.
With incredible ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, marine extracts and anti-oxidants, this serum targets a variety of issues. Not only does it strengthen your skin’s barrier but also relieves dry patches and inflammation. It even contains a chelating agent to neutralise the heavy metal ions that are commonly found in pollutants. Daily use promises even-toned, youthful and radiant skin.
Is there any skincare product that’s more delightful than a face mask? Packed with cilantro and orange extract, this overnight mask is a must-have. It works to remove impurities from skin and replenish it with any lost nutrients. Over time, it tackles dullness to give you a brighter and healthier complexion.
Infused with plant botanicals and vitamin C, this moisturizer is one of the most powerful formulas you can use to fight the effects of pollution. Apart from keeping your skin plump and hydrated, it also reduces the appearance of pigmentation and wrinkles.
Sunscreen is by far the most important product in your skincare routine. This oil-free one is tailored for those who live in polluted areas and shields skin from both UVA and UVB rays. Plus, it protects against free radicals to prevent dark spots and signs of ageing.
Since pollution is a major issue that we all deal with, these products can go a long way in preventing and reversing any damage caused by it! I’m definitely going to get my hands on a few of these.