Are your skincare products fighting pollutants just as much as ours?

Living in the city is fascinating for everyone but dealing with pollution and the resulting health hazards is another issue altogether. The number of toxic ingredients in the air has gone up variably in the last decade and do not seem to be going down anytime soon.

One thing skincare industries have realized is that the spike in anti-pollution products is not going to slow down even after 2020 seeing the current situation. One major reason being, ‘exposure to air and particle pollution significantly correlates to an increase in signs of skin ageing’.

What does pollution do to you? Half of the population won’t act on it until they know the pollution hazards affecting our skin and hair. So let’s learn a few.

When the nanoparticles or in simpler terms the free radicals from dust and pollution enter the epidermis of your skin, they destroy the elements of your skin. Not only your lipids but collagen too and who doesn’t know how important these are to one’s skin health. The symptoms of pollution affected skin are dryness, itchiness, and dehydration.

Some quick tips to nail down while protecting your skin:

1. Cleanse your face twice a day.
2. Wear a sunblock
3. Use a serum rich in antioxidants.
4. Hydrate your skin.
5. Consider a toner.
6. Refrain from using toxins in your skincare routine which might affect your skin more than solving your issues.

What is anti-pollution skincare and how is it different from the normal routine?

Your anti-pollution skincare neutralizes the free radicals entering the skin and protects it from damaging the skin’s layers in the longer run. These products cleanse the skin, go deep inside the skin, and pull out the harmful elements leading to acne, pimples, breakouts, etc.

Nurturing your skin with these natural products creates a forever barrier between the skin and the city’s pollution:

1. Greenberry Organics Sunscreen Spray Lotion SPF 40+ with Kiwi Extracts

A natural goodness Kiwi is packed with antioxidants that work like superheroes to fight free radicals that damage skin and rejuvenates and hydrates the skin cells. This pocket-sized powerhouse ingredient is jam-packed with a variety of nutrients that protects the skin from dangerous UV rays.

2. Earth Rhythm Phyto-Gel with Centella Asiatica & Horsetail Extract for Acne & Sensitive Skin

Centella Asiatica is a natural anti-inflammatory that treats damaged skin, and even helping to fade scars. Acne-prone skin also finds relief with this extract which is also an antioxidant and blemish-fighter. Horsetail extract has some amazing antioxidant benefits for anti-ageing and anti-inflammatory benefits for acne and irritation. It can help heal rashes, burns and wounds thanks to its antibacterial and antimicrobial properties.

3. Dr Sheth's Indoor Protection Mist with Butterfly Bush Flower Extract

This fast-absorbing toner is a must-have in your anti-pollution skincare routine as it plumps up the skin while hydrating it. Fighting dark spots and pigmentation, it also helps in brightening the skin’s complexion and giving it a rich radiance that lasts for days.

4. Sapphire Botanics Unage, Age Defiance Day Elixir

The ultimate age defiance day elixir packed with rich antioxidants and vitamins that help boost collagen production and promote radiant youthful skin. Gives your face a natural botox like plump radiant skin after use.

5. Just Herbs Apricot Sparkle, Invigorating Skin Radiance Scrub

A specially formulated cream enriched with pure expressed oil of Apricot kernels to unmask your true complexion by the gentle mechanical buffing action of Persian walnut shell grains, sloughing away dry, dead and flaky skin while stimulating cellular regeneration and allowing smoother and lively skin to the surface.

6. Mamaearth Anti-Pollution Face Cream with Turmeric and Pollustop, PM 2.5

This unique lightweight cream offers tough protection from pollution and UV rays while being gentle on the skin. The non-greasy formula forms a shield to protect against dirt, pollution, and the sun. Enriched with soothing Turmeric Extract and nourishing Carrot Extract, it keeps your skin calm and nourished.

7. Organic Harvest Daily Day Cream for Anti Pollution SPF 30 with Sea Salt Extract

Organic Harvest Organic Daily Day Cream is a certified organic product made with plant-derived ingredients. It helps in nourishing and moisturising the skin throughout the day without any sign of oiliness. This daily day cream with beetroot extract contains Vitamin C that helps in removing dead skin cells, preventing pigmentation and providing an even skin tone.

8. ENN Sculpt, Anti-Pigmentation Face Mask

A product of new-age technology and creative insight to deliver cell-level cleansing and deep-layer nourishment and hydration. The Sculpt face mask reconstructs your cells; getting rid of pigmentation and blemishes with antioxidants and an abundance of nature’s finest vitamins and minerals.

9. Organic Harvest Organic Shield Facial Kit for Anti Tan

Organic Harvest Organic Shield Anti-Tan Facial Kit is a certified organic product made with plant-derived ingredients that helps in getting a salon-like makeover at home that too just under 30 minutes! It removes Tan, increases skin's elasticity, and adds a natural and healthy glow to the skin. It helps in exfoliation of dead skin cells to provide an even-toned skin.

10. ENN Brightening Concentrate, Anti-Aging Face Serum

This serum packs nature’s finest ingredients into tiny yet potent droplets that gently kiss your skin back to life. Unlike a face cream, this formula fires moisture and nourishment straight into each cell, until your skin glows from the inside-out.

11. BareAir Face Wash, Anti Acne/ Fungal with Neem & Tea Tree

Your skin needs a timeless healing touch if it’s to keep up with the stresses of a modern lifestyle. That’s just what you get with this anti-Acne, anti-fungal & anti-bacterial facewash loaded with all the curative properties of Neem and Tea Tree. This oil & dirt removal formula also promises to leave your skin blackhead-free, calm, cleansed, and spotless.

12. Greenberry Organics Anti-Acne Foaming Face Wash with Neem, Tea Tree and Aloe Vera

This Anti- Acne foaming face wash by Greenberry Organics penetrates deep into your pores to get rid of excess grime while nourishing and smoothening your skin for a soft and supple look.

13. Greenberry Organics Anti-Acne Foaming Face Wash with Neem, Tea Tree and Aloe Vera

This Anti- Acne foaming face wash by Greenberry Organics penetrates deep into your pores to get rid of excess grime while nourishing and smoothening your skin for a soft and supple look.

14. Organic Riot Zap, Break Free from Break Outs, Anti Acne Serum with Tamanu Oil

A weightless & invisible serum to banish pimples and Acne. Tamanu Oil for treating Acne and Manuka Extract to deal with inflammation.

15. The Soap Company India Charcoal Lemongrass Beauty Bar with Activated Charcoal, Coconut, Lemongrass & Castor Oil

This incomparably exquisite purifying beauty bar is enriched with moisturizing Coconut Oil, to help maintain your skin’s natural flora and increase the hydration of the skin, Castor Oil to reduce pigmentation and Lemongrass Oil to even tone & for glowing skin, Activated Charcoal will work as an anti pollutant & purify your skin, it also delicately scent your skin whilst you shower.

16. Dr Sheth's Moringa & Vitamin C Cleansing Oil with Vitamin E and Passionfruit Oil

Pollution is a huge source of Pigmentation for Indian skin and can result in clogged pores. Our Moringa and Vitamin C Cleansing Oil is a Coconut Oil-based cleanser that helps to break down impurities and give your skin a deep cleanse. The two primary ingredients work together to eliminate pollution damage, deep cleanse and repair your skin Rose Oil, Passionfruit Oil and Vitamin E give you all-round healing cleanse.

Author's Bio: 

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