Skin Care

Pollution is coming after your skin and you can tell

We all know the perils of pollution on our skin and try to do everything in our power to protect skin from pollution. Our skin is exposed to internal and external forms of pollution. The different types of pollution can spoil the radiance of your complexion and jeopardise your skin's youthful glow. Pollution from outside is caused by the following factors: atmospheric pollutants, UV rays and tobacco. Internal pollution is something we often forget about, but we spend 80% of our time in confined spaces where the air is 10 to 20 times more polluted than outside. All this pollution combined, causes a lot of skin damage. Due to this, it is important to protect skin from pollution and use anti pollution skincare.

Why should I use anti pollution skincare?

The permanent aggressors and pollutants directly attack the skin's hydrolipidic film, intercellular cement and cellular membrane. Your skin employs different defence systems when faced with these external and internal aggressors that oxidise it. And when these systems are overwhelmed, it sometimes struggles to repair itself. Pollution increases the inflammation and irritation that can affect your skin. This is when small changes in your skin can start to appear and become noticeable. Your face looks lifeless, like it's been suffocated. Its uneven complexion draws attention to any redness, dilated pores and small imperfections. In short, your skin starts to look dull and older. The regular use of anti pollution skincare helps you repair your skin and reduce the appearance of skin damage.

How to detoxify skin?

Firstly, ensure that you carefully cleanse your skin morning and evening, whether you have make-up on or not. The idea is to get rid of all the pollutants trapped in the pores of the epidermis. This is an essential step in your beauty routine to get rid of dull skin and bring back your natural radiant glow.

Always start off with cleansing the skin, without fail! For this, choose a cleanser that is gentle on your skin and also does the job without drying your skin out! One such cleanser is the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Crystal Purifying Micellar Water which has 5X Cleansing Power and is designed to extract impurities from pollution (pm 2.5) makeup, dust, sebum and oil from the skin while being gentle and keeping the skin hydrated, to give you a crystal clear skin – no need to rinse!

After you have cleansed your face, you can use a lightweight essence to restore the glow of your skin. You can use the L'Oréal Paris Revitalift Crystal Micro Essence, which is a facial essence with salicylic acid that gives your skin the hydration it needs. The essence penetrates 10 layers deep into the skin* that enhances radiance, skin tone and skin texture for a healthier and younger look. It is beneficial to use salicylic acid for skin concerns like, acne prone skin and textured skin paired with Centell Asiatica for dull and dehydrated skin. This facial essence is made with brightening actives that penetrates into your skin and nourishes it from deep within. Salicylic acid for age spots is very useful too, as it brightens your skin and reduces the appearance of these spots. If you’re wondering, how to use salicylic acid on face, you can make use of this product! Simply take a few drops on your palms and tap it into your skin.

How does salicylic acid work?

Salicylic acid is a great pore cleansing ingredient. The Crystal Micro Essence enriched with salicylic acid for pigmentation, which deeply cleanses your pores and removes any trace of pollution, dust and dirt. Another benefit of salicylic acid is that it helps you fight the skin concern of uneven skin tone. Salicylic acid for dark spots is highly effective as it helps to lighten their appearance. It is also a gentle exfoliator that helps deeply exfoliate your skin without irritating it. The L'Oréal Paris Revitalift Crystal Micro Essence helps you get soft, smooth and even skin. With regular usage, you can witness the magic of what does salicylic acid do to the skin. The lightweight texture of the essence penetrates upto 10 layers deep into the skin to reveal crystal clear and radiant skin.


You should protect your skin during the day by using a day cream with a high SPF. It acts as a shield capable of pre-empting and dealing with any damage. Opt for a formula that fights all the signs of premature skin ageing and is packed full of firming, moisturising and regenerating properties. As an added bonus, this type of facial skincare will also help reinforce the skin's protective barrier and prevent the appearance of pigment spots.

Sheet mask it up!

It is very important to incorporate anti pollution skincare as a part of your nighttime routine. Throughout the day the pores of your skin trap dirt, dust and pollution that then damages your skin. The first step is to cleanse your face free of all the pollution. After applying the Micro Essence, you can use the L'Oréal Paris Revitalift Crystal Micro Essence Sheet Mask thrice a week for an added glow. This sheet mask is soaked with the essence and holds upto 30X more essence** as compared to other masks. This sheet mask has a very thin, light and breathable material that makes it better than the normal sheet masks. This also enables it to deliver more essence and make your skin hydrated, smooth, radiant and glowing. Benefits of this sheet mask include – acceleration of skin renewal, refined texture and pores minimization to reveal brighter, smoother and clearer skin. If you have ever wondered “How to combat oxidative stress?” the skin renewal properties of this sheet mask help you do so in just 15 minutes!

*Within epidermis in the stratum corneum layer
**30X more absorbing capacity as compared to dry tissue weight