Anti-Pollution Skincare Tips for the Urban Woman
Air pollution is a serious matter and is posing a risk to our health. After Diwali, air quality in Delhi has reached hazardous levels and is causing a number of health issues such as breathing problems, congestion and eye irritation. We are taking all necessary steps to keep ourselves safe from such illnesses. However, what we fail to notice is that air pollution has an equally bad impact on our skin as well. Being exposed to a polluted environment for a prolonged period adversely affects how your skin looks and feels.
Though there are very effective daily creams such as Jovees Sandalwood Protection Day Cream and Jovees Herbals aloe vera moisturizing lotion, your skin needs some extra love in this highly polluted environment. In light of this, here we will talk about how you can keep your skin protected in such hazardous situations. But, before that, let us understand how air pollution impacts it.
How Pollution Affects your Skin?
Studies have shown that women who live most of their lives in urban areas will have an older looking skin at the same age than those who live in rural areas with less pollution.
Polluted air has gas particles that are emitted out of exhaust, chemical refineries, vehicle smoke and many other human activities. Then, there is another pollutant commonly known as particulate matter which is so small that it gets into the skin pores. Also, our skin acts as a barrier so that these harmful particles remain at bay. Pollutants can hurt this protective layer by breaking down the collagen and other important elements that keep your skin supple and fresh.
What can You Do to Protect Your Skin from Pollution?
Simply washing the face with a good quality face wash would not be enough. When you are exposing your skin to Delhi’s hazardous pollution, it needs deep cleansing everyday. In this article, we will also talk about a few home remedies on how you can protect your skin from pollution.
Follow the practices given below:
- Remove Makeup and Cleanse Deeply
We know that you use the right makeup remover every day but skin that faces pollutants everyday needs some extra care. After you remove your makeup, use a deep-clean face wash to get rid of the pollutants from the pores of your skin. Jovees Natural Neem Face Wash is a great skin cleanser as it contains natural neem, lemon and tea tree oil extracts. Medicinal properties of neem purify your skin from settled pollutants and mitigate acne breakouts. Also, this face wash is paraben free and alcohol free which would be bliss for your skin in such hazardous conditions.
- Use Serum to Give an Additional Layer of Protection
A lot of people are skeptical about using skin serums but they have some amazing properties and will be really helpful in maintaining the protective layer of your skin. It is better to use a natural serum such as Jovees Herbals Advanced Anti-Ageing Serum. Made from natural aloe vera gel, argan oil and wheat germ oil, this serum can work wonders on your skin. It enhances your skin’s defensive powers against environmental pollution and stressful conditions. Early age skin dullness is also a result of too much pollutants which can be mitigated using this serum.
- Use the Right Day Cream/Moisturizer
You would give anything to regain the plump and glowing skin you used to have, right? The mantra is to wear the right type of daily cream. Jovees Herbals Avocado & Chamomile Hydra Intense Moisturizer is a good option. It provides natural nourishment to your skin and does not feel too heavy on your face. This daily-use moisturizer also has antibacterial properties and boosts skin collagen which is all you could ask for in these trying times of Delhi Pollution. If you have dry skin, pollution can make it drier and patchy. Jovees White Water Lily Moisturizing Lotion would provide the much needed hydration to your skin and the botanical extracts will protect it.
- Exfoliate Twice a Week
Your skin will need to get rid of those pollutants that have already been absorbed and exfoliation is the best way to do that. Use a gentle face scrub that clears your skin and gives it nourishment. We would advise you to get one with natural ingredients such as Jovees Papaya and Honey Mud Scrub. It gently clears the dead skin layer leaving your skin luminous. Please note that if you already have acne on your skin, you should avoid scrubbing at all costs.
- Allow your Skin to Rejuvenate at Night
When you are sleeping, your skin is doing its job of rejuvenation. You can help your skin’s natural process by applying a nourishing night cream that allows greater oxygenation and revitalizes the skin. Jovees Avocado Night Cream is a must try product.
Home Remedies to Protect Your Skin from Pollution
If you do not want to use cosmetic products, you can try the following home remedies to maintain the glow on your skin even during high pollution. You should note that home remedies have different effects of different types of skin. One who already has a soft and plump skin would get results more quickly than someone with acne or dryness. Nevertheless, here are a few remedies that you can try.
- Curd and Besan Face Pack
This has been used for quite some time in India. Both of these ingredients help in removing the dullness and tan from the skin and bring a glow. You can use it on your arms and feet as well. Mix both ingredients in equal amount and apply onto the skin. Let it dry and wash with lukewarm water.
- Banana Face Pack for Dry Skin
People with dry skin will face the most problem during high pollution. This is a great face mask for them. Mix one tablespoon of honey and one tablespoon of sour cream in half a banana (mashed). Apply on your skin, leave for 15 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water. This face pack will provide hydration to your skin.
- Milk and Honey Natural Moisturizer
The two of these ingredients work great for moisturizing your skin and leaving it with a glow. Add only a few drops of honey in about two tablespoons of milk. Apply on to your face, leave for 10 minutes and wash with normal water. This will remove impurities from your skin and moisturize it.
Although home remedies are good, busy urban women would have no time for it. In this case, products with natural ingredients would be a much better option. Understand your skin type and give it some extra care. Stay safe from pollution with Jovees Herbals products.