Three steps to care for your face in the midst of rising pollution

These three steps have the potential to bring a significant difference to your skin.
Winters in the northern portion of the country are usually connected with pollution, which can
create health problems and harm the skin if exposed for lengthy periods of time. Winter
skincare should be prioritised to avoid premature ageing, wrinkles, spots, and pimples, among
other things.
Did you know that pollution not only makes your skin unclean, but it also clogs your pores with
hazardous pollutants and lowers your skin’s oxygenation? As a result, your skin becomes
suffocated, resulting in dull, dry skin. Pollution can even damage your skin’s natural barrier,
causing obvious indications of ageing. Overall, pollution can have a major negative impact on
your skin’s health.
As a result, in a polluted atmosphere, one should consider detoxifying the skin. Follow the
following three steps to detoxify:

  1. Thoroughly cleanse

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The first step in detoxifying your skin is to thoroughly cleanse it at least twice a day. Choose a gentle cleanser that won’t irritate your skin, and spend two to five minutes cleaning all the dirt, muck, and makeup residue. To cool down your skin, wash it off with cold or ordinary water.

2.Using a mask

After that, use effective detoxifying masks to get out any dirt or crud that remained after cleansing. Clay masks or charcoal masks can be used, or you can make your own at home.

Rosewater plus fuller’s earth or bentonite clay make a great detoxifying mask. To form a smooth paste, combine these two ingredients and set them aside for 15 minutes to absorb any dirt and pollution. This mask is particularly great if you have oily skin because it helps to balance your face’s oil production.

After you’ve applied the mask, follow up with your regular moisturizer to replenish the moisture you’ve lost.

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3.  Exfoliation

Regular exfoliation is another fantastic approach to keep your skin clear of pollution. To remove dead skin cells and renew your skin, exfoliate your skin at least once or twice a week. It also makes your skin look younger and plumper.

These three steps have the potential to make all the difference. When you’re outside, remember to cover your face and apply enough sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun’s damaging rays. Finally, sweat it out every day and eat antioxidant-rich meals to detoxify your skin from the inside out.

-Tanisha

Tanisha Kushwaha
Masters in Political Science IGNOU

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