10 Tips That Every Girl Should Know To Protect Their Skin From Pollution

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Anindita Bhuyan
Anindita Bhuyan, a graduate of BBA in International Business and a native of Assam. I crave to experience an odyssey and share that via words, that is where I have an eternal love for writing.

Our skin gets older with age but I wonder why the concept of old is gold does not apply to our skin? It appears to be a facade!!!

This is the recent trend where the phrase is not working whereas decades ago it did work. For evidence, grandmother’s skin; extremely lovely and an epitome of natural beauty. Then the question is what changed in these 10-20 years? What went missing? Did our grandmother has some gems to keep their skin glossy and rejuvenated? What is that thing!

After going deeper into the reasons, what we are able to come up with is pollution. Pollution is one such factor that is bringing so much change. Earlier people could feel the breeze, could see the blue sky but now can you smell the fragrance of air? The peaceful blue sky, have you ever had a glance up there? This is what went missing.  

Now you might be thinking that we cannot do anything to stop the effects of pollution on our skin because pollution is something that is an external and accumulated outcome. But wait, don’t work your mind so fast. First thing first, you can also reduce your contribution to polluting the environment and secondly, there are ways to keep your skin safe from pollution and this is why we are here to help you protect your skin from pollution. 

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Protect Your Skin From Pollution

Here are 10 ways to keep your skin safe from pollution. Have a look at them.

Moisturize like you own a factory

The basic guide to a healthy skin would recommend you to always keep your skin well moisturized. Applying moisturizer acts as a barrier between the air and the skin. Moisturizer can be said to be the ozone layer to the earth being our skin. Apply a good moisturizer that suits your skin. All the dirt particles will stick to the moisturizer instead of your skin, and when you wash your face, you will be left with the bare skin. 

Apply sunscreen every day

Do not skip your sunscreen, even if it is a smoggy day. You should wear your sunscreen to protect your skin from the harmful UV rays that amplify the disaster when coming in contact with pollution. You may not be able to see the bright sun but do not get tricked. UV rays can be present even on a cloudy day. To keep your skin safe from pollution, we recommend you to put on sunscreen. 

Don’t skip your vitamins

With such contaminants present in the atmosphere, you should keep yourself internally very strong and sufficient. There are many nutrients and proteins that nourish your skin. You can get them in veggies, dairy products, etc. To reduce the effects of pollution on your skin, add them to your everyday meals. You will benefit from them. You can also consult a dermatologist for any medical idea.

Be a water baby

To have clean and flawless skin, it is very necessary to keep your body well hydrated. Water throws out all the toxins formed inside your body. Drinking lots of water will add glow to your skin.

Cleanse your skin for perfection

To get dirt removed from your face completely, cleanse your face before going to sleep. Do not rub your skin vigorously. Be kind and without any force have a cleanse. Washing your face every time with luke water is a must after coming from outside.  

Antioxidants got to load up on them

Consume antioxidant-rich foods to help your skin glow. Citrus foods and greens are an excellent source of antioxidants.

DIY masks to fight with dullness

Homemade masks are good to go with. Make use of natural ingredients instead of buying the sheet masks. 

Exfoliate

Exfoliating is the best way to wash away all the dead skin, blackheads and dirt from your face. Use a mild exfoliant and use 2-3 times a week, depending on your skin type.

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Shield yourself from every way

To protect your skin from pollution, you should protect yourself from every possible way. You can get an air purifier for your house if the environment is extremely polluted. You can also get yourself a vog mask that will protect you whenever you step outside.

Keep it real and clean 

To have an everlasting glow you don’t have to pay bucks. All you need to do is keep your face clean and natural. Wash your face and do not let dirt stay on your face for a longer period of time.

These are some of the ways to keep your skin safe from pollution. That means, now you can roam around the leeway without letting pollution affect your skin.