Poor air conditions directly link to the age and quality of our skin. Not only that, it can also wreak havoc our complexion as it causes oxidative stress to our skin. And let us not even get started on the fact that it can damage our DNA and initiate untimely wrinkles and skin cancer. We are aware that the deleterious effects of the polluted environment are not limited to our skin but entire body, inside out. When the pollution increases so much so that the schools are shut, doctors are advising everyone to stay indoors, and eye and skin irritation is a common deal, you know the alarm is ringing.
Since neither can we stay indoors as it isn't pragmatic nor can we leave the city, it’s best to turn to products that claim to combat soot, acid and smoke.
While morning and night cleansing routines are already part of our regime, we also need antioxidant-rich products for our defense. Here are a few beauty buys that’ll help us keep that bad air at bay.
Givenchy Anti Ageing Face Serum
Le Soin Noir Serum is formulated with golden brown and black algae that reduce the appearance of deterioration in skin. It helps you get plump skin and also minimises the appearance of wrinkles.
Estée Lauder Full Cycle Brightening UV Protector SPF 50
It is rich in antioxidants and anti-irritants. Also, its light-weight multi defense formula creates a smooth base for make-up.
Clinique City Block Purifying Charcoal Cleansing Gel
It’s paraben-free. The natural charcoal in it helps remove dirt, pollution and make-up, efficiently. It draws out pore-deep impurities and excess oil.
Tjori Anti-Pollution Scrub
This anti-pollution scrub is both paraben-free and cruelty-free. It also exfoliates the skin and removes dead skin cells.
Clinique Super City Block Oil - Free Daily Face Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 40
Light on skin, this product is a broad-spectrum sunblock with antioxidants to protect your skin against environmental damages. This sunblock is suitable for all skin types.
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II
This night repair serum has been created to repair the skin damages from pollution and prevent ageing. It dramatically reduces the signs of ageing.
Vaadi Herbals Anti Pollution Silver Massage Cream
It is enriched with pure silver dust and essential oils. It provides nourishment to the skin and reduces pigmentation.
Pond's Pure White Anti Pollution Face Wash
It has activated carbon which deep cleans your skin. Wash your face with an ounce of it to get a pollution-free glow.
Elizabeth Arden Prevage City Smart SPF 50 Hydrating Shield
Its antioxidant-rich formula maintains the optimum health of your skin. This moisturising lotion shields skin from UV rays with 100% mineral broad spectrum SPF 50 sunscreen. Its anti-pollution technology creates a protective layer to prevent the penetration of harmful toxins and leaves you with a radiant skin.