The sun is not the only enemy of your skin. Harmful microscopic pollutants executed in the air by vehicles, industries, smoke, etc, too have the potential to cause long term damage to the skin. A threatening increase in the rate of pollution all around the world should make us concerned about its impact on our overall health as well as on our skin. There are various ways to lower the health risks from pollution, but is there anything that we can do to save our skin from the bad effects of pollution? Find out below!

Keep The Pollutants At Bay

Dirt buildup on the skin which is caused by excessive pollution present in the air leads to clogged facial pores. You should not procrastinate when it comes to cleansing your face once you are back home after being outside for a long duration. The microscopic pollutants can stick to your skin, this is the reason why you are supposed to wash your face with an effective cleanser in order to get rid of the pollutants, dead skin cells and oil off your face.

When you avoid using a cleanser every day, the end result is not only a face full of pimples, but also a dull and lifeless looking skin! You can try using a mixture of simple kitchen ingredients like gram flour, milk and turmeric to thoroughly clean your skin and it will serve the purpose of a cleanser.

Give Your Skin A Layer Of Protection

Before you go out, you should consider applying some kind of protective layer on your skin which will act as a barrier between your skin and the pollutants. For this, using a light weighted moisturizer that includes a minimum SPF of 20 will be the best option as it will not feel cakey or heavy on the skin throughout the day. Try our Fairness Cream which gives you protection from the sun and other environmental factors with the help of natural ingredients like mulberry and kojic acid. The newly launched Debelle Moisturizing lotion too offers your skin various rewards. It can be used all over your face, arms and body to ensure that no part of your skin is exposed to the harsh particles in the air. Both of these skin-loving products are paraben and sulfate free.

Also Read: Benefits Of Paraben Free Skin Care

Cover Yourself With A Scarf

Once you are done applying a protective layer of moisturizer on your skin, you should cover your face and arms with a scarf for an added measure of safety against the pollutants. Wearing a scarf every time you step out of the home may feel annoying at first, but it will save your skin big time! You can consider using the scarf only when you know that the area you are going to is a highly polluted one.

Water Pollution Can Also Trouble Your Skin

Air pollution can be spotted easily, but it is not the same with water pollution. Chlorine present in the swimming pools and tap water strips your skin of natural oils and causes dryness. People who have dry, sensitive skin should avoid being in swimming pool for long.

Neutralize The Free Radicals

Is your skin already going through the aftermath of being exposed to pollution? Not to worry, it happens to the best of us – no matter how much careful we are with our skin. Pollution damages the skin by creating unstable molecules referred as “free radicals” in the skin. These molecules try to loot an electron from a healthy skin cell. “They literally poke holes in the collagen, which is what gives skin its firmness,” says Dr. Draelos regarding free radicals. The result of this destruction is usually hyperpigmentation and wrinkles. It is repairable with the use of antioxidants as they battle and neutralize the free radicals.

The Debelle Fairness Cream is infused with the extracts of mulberry, a well-known antioxidant rich fruit that also helps in improving the skin complexion and in reducing the premature signs of aging. Get your hands on it at just Rs.158! Available on Amazon and Flipkart.