How To Take Care of Your Skin Form Pollution
With higher pollution levels than ever, your skin is being put to the test. Aggressive factors like fine particles, dust, UV rays, etc. are added to the free radicals you produce, accelerating skin ageing. However, here are some ways through which you can protect your skin against pollution.
Opt for deep cleansing
On days with high pollution, just one application of makeup remover or a swipe of a makeup remover wipe is not enough. This is because when you move around the city, on public transport, fine harmful particles present in the air stick to your skin. Besides your skin has to deal with makeup, bacteria and the sebum you produce. A suffocating combo, all in all, in the long term can lead to imperfections, redness and tightness. Therefore, it is essential to remove these particles from your skin with a double makeup removing routine. This should be a more advanced makeup remover technique, carried out in two stages to cleanse and purify the skin. First, rid the surface layer of the skin of this aggressive combo using a milk-type makeup remover or makeup remover oil which makes all impurities slip away in its oily texture. The second stage is deep cleansing the skin with a purifying gel or foam to put an end to any remaining bacteria or dirt.
After deep cleansing your skin, once or twice a week, exfoliate your skin to remove all the dead cells accumulated on your face. Your scrub should be hard on your dead cells and soft on your skin. You can try the new L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Crystal Micro-Essence that contains active ingredients like Salicylic Acid, which accelerates skin renewal & mildly exfoliates to refine pores & skin texture.
Repair the damage
Once the skin is clean, it is also important to choose a rich moisturizer full of antioxidants to protect the cutaneous barrier, both in the evening before going to sleep and in the morning. You can look for something that is light and does not clog your pores. The new L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Crystal Micro-Essence has a watery texture that absorbs into your skin and penetrates 10 layers deep to give you a glowing skin. It also repairs and regenerates your skin cells to give you a youthful and brighter look.
Protect against the sun
In these extreme conditions, marred with pollution and harmful sun rays, make sure you go for skin protection that contains an SPF, as an extra step towards doing everything to protect your skin. Use a sunscreen that absorbs in your skin and not sits on it to attract dust further. You can try the new L'Oréal Paris UV Perfect UV Protector Transparent SPF 50+ (Non-Tinted) that is perfect for the Indian summers. It absorbs the sweat and also gives you a matte and fresh finish. This expert UV protection has been tested in maximum humidity and is for all skin types, including oily skin.
In this fast-paced lifestyle, probably you cannot avoid coming into contact with pollution. However, you can definitely care for and repair your skin against pollution. Ensure that you drink enough water to remove toxic and pollutants from your body and so from your skin. Also, ensure that you remove dirt, pollution and makeup before you go to bed to allow your skin to breathe and repair itself.