These 6 Skincare Products Will Help You Fight Skin Damage From Pollution Like A Boss

Nykaa posted on 22 March
Smoke, car and bus exhaust, dust and humidity make for a heady pollution cocktail that wreaks havoc on skin and hair.  As dermatologist Dr. Abhijeet Desai says, “Pollutants enter the pores and cause free-radical damage, which, in turn, can cause premature cellular death. Pollution can wreak havoc on the skin, right down to its DNA.”
So, what’s a girl to do? Leaving the city life and committing to a peaceful life in the countryside might seem like a good idea, but impractical. Read on to know more about the anti-pollution skincare essentials you’ll need to win the battle against free radical damage, repair damaged skin barrier and beat skin-scavenging pollutants for good.

THE CLEANSER

Wash away the surface pollutants with a targeted cleanser twice a day. In order to retain skin’s natural oils, swap your regular cleanser for sulfate-free Aloe Veda Activated Charcoal Deep Pore Detox Face Wash, a godsend for blemished, oily, combination and normal skin types. The deep, detoxifying action of activated charcoal and lemon peel extracts purges toxins and dirt from pores like a magnet to reveal fresh, radiant skin.

THE SERUM

Follow up with a potent serum like the Kaya Antox Vit C Formula. It’s a non-oily, gel-based formula that counteracts free-radical damage and skin darkening besides creating a barrier against environmental assault.

THE DAY CREAM

Oh, what we wouldn’t give for plump, dewy and glowing skin all day long. Combat the harmful effects of smog and soot by slathering your skin with the Body Shop Spa Of The World Ethiopian Green Coffee Cream that is enriched with caffeine, which effortlessly melts into the skin and keeps dryness at bay. Hello, smooth and supple skin!

THE MASK ON-THE-GO

Sheet masks are a lazy girl’s best friend, and is perfect when your skin needs a pick-me-up. The Inatur Charcoal Facial Sheet Mask, loaded with the goodness of charcoal powder, anise oil and basil oil, soothes, brightens and purifies to neutralise the effects of dust and pollution to reveal healthy, bright skin.

 

THE EXFOLIANT

We’re in love with the Tjori Anti-Aging Roasted Coffee Scrub, a gentle {yet effective} skin exfoliant infused with organic coffee beans and virgin coconut oil that protects your skin from age-related damage and reduces the appearance of cellulite. The sweet aroma of nutmeg and cinnamon will help you relax after a long, hard day. Use once weekly for deep cleansed, glowing and detoxified skin.

 

THE OVERNIGHT MASQUE

No skincare regimen is complete without a potent overnight masque. Lucky for us, the Kiehl’s Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Masque checks all the right boxes. Packed with cilantro and orange extract, this treatment masque strengthens skin against environmental pollutants and prevents them from adhering to skin. Use this daily to wake up to pollution-free, squeaky-clean skin.

 

This recommendation was first posted on Nykaa.