Effective skincare routine to protect yourself from pollution (with cleanser and serum recommendations)

Nourish Mantra

For a long time, it was believed that when we step out of the house, we only need to protect our skin from harmful UV rays, and owing to that, applying layers and layers of sunscreen has been the most recommended skincare tip. However, we often don’t consider protection against air pollution until we see the effects of pollution damage on our skin.

Rising air pollution levels are doing more damage to the skin than we can imagine. Everyday exposure to smoke from vehicles and industries and dust in the air combined with sweat from heat rips off the moisture from your skin and ruins your complexion, leaving it dull, dry, and lifeless. Particles also get stuck in the skin’s pores causing acne, premature aging, blemishes, blackheads, and dark spots. For a well-rounded and effective beauty regimen, environmental pollution protection becomes imperative.

Time to step up our game and introduce an anti-pollution skincare element to our daily routine. We have curated for you a step-by-step process consisting of the best skincare products that help you protect yourself from pollution so you can flaunt that goddess-like soft, supple skin all day, everyday! What’s more, healthy skin can also resist the damaging effects of pollution better.

Before you step out-

Always use the best anti-pollution face wash for your face and avoid soaps and body washes on your face when bathing. These often have chemicals in them that are harsh or too strong for the gentle skin on your face. Keep the moisture and daisy freshness in.

Pat your skin dry and use a toner, serum, and hydrate with a moisturizer. Don’t forget to follow it up with a good quality sunscreen. Pick one that suits your skin type. Sunscreens vary depending on the amount and duration for which you are exposed to the sun.
Do not forget to protect your lips from pollution as well. Lip balms also come with SPF in them. Choose a hydrating lip balm and apply the product generously throughout the day as necessary. Captivate the room with a radiant smile.

All in all, it is recommended that you use the best anti-pollution combo you can find, which also agrees with your skin.

Make sure you cover your face with a scarf or mask when you are outdoors. You can go a step further and use sunglasses and hats to protect your eyes and hair as well.

Before you hit the bed-

Always thoroughly remove all the makeup on your skin using a good quality makeup remover or baby oil before proceeding with your skincare routine for the night.

It is time to get rid of all the trapped dust in your skin throughout the day. Pick only the best anti-pollution cleanser for your skin. Nourish Mantra’s Cucumber Mint Upvan Facial Cleanser has the goodness of Aloe Vera leaf extracts and Niacinamide that helps rebuild skin cells, thereby reversing the damage. The cooling properties of Mint and Cucumber not only ensure that your skin is well-hydrated but also relaxed and destressed at the same time.

Work the product on the skin in gentle, circular motions and rinse thoroughly.

Pat your skin dry and follow it up with the Urban Rani Facial Serum. High-quality ingredients have gone into the making of this product, and it is enriched with the properties of Niacinamide, Biosaccharides (a compound derived from handpicked, fermented plants that help create a moisture-locking film over the skin), and Vitamin C that is known for stimulating collagen synthesis and for its antioxidant properties.

The serum’s light-weight formula makes it easily absorbable while it targets blemishes, pigmentation, and dark spots.

Keep your skin moisturized even as you sleep. Apply a good quality night cream generously over your face and neck.

Remember, as much as protection against pollution happens during the day; renewal happens as we sleep. So, both routines are vital to ensure that skin stays supple and healthy for longer.

Exfoliate your skin once a week or every two weeks and follow it up with a good quality anti- pollution face mask.

Protect yourself from pollution and never compromise on the quality of products you use on your skin, for it deserves all your love, protection, and care!