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7 Products That’ll Protect Your Skin From Pollution!

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City girls, have you ever noticed how much your skin glows after coming back from a vacay? Not only is your complexion clearer, but your cheeks are suddenly pink too! *That* my pretties is the effect of spending time in nature, it’s a sign that the fresh air has done you good.

You see, most Indian metro cities consistently rank high on the Air Pollution Index. Which means the very air we breathe is slowly making us age prematurely since air pollution in conjunction with UV rays break down your skin’s natural barriers and make you more prone to wrinkles, acne, and redness. Yup, it’s a dire situation, but thankfully the market is now flush with anti-pollution products, that promise to protect you while you’re out and about. Keep scrolling to see my picks of the best products on the market that are tried and tested by yours truly.

For days when I come home with irritated, angry skin, I rely on the soothing, cooling effects of this Simple skin mask. The combination of various antioxidants and the anti-inflammatory Agave Americana makes this a quick fix for days when you need to calm irritation.

Makeup that comes in-built with skincare is an absolute game-changer, especially if it’s something as fundamental as a foundation that combines the goodness of Bio Saccharide Gum – an ingredient that’s known for its moisturising and soothing properties. The additional hydration thanks to the glycerine available in the formula is a bonus!

Plus, this one comes with the goodness of anti-pollution, so count me in.

The Camellia oil in this wonder serum helps protect and reverse the effects of pollution since it is so rich in antioxidants, giving your dull hair the sheen you’ve always wanted! The texture is a bit on the heavier side, but gets absorbed by my damaged hair instantly and gives it a gorgeous, healthy sheen.

Prevention is always better than cure when it comes to skincare and one of the most effective ways to combat pollution is by tweaking your morning regimen. This serum from Dr Sheth’s should be applied before your sunscreen. I love how this formula not only protects you from environmental pollution and but blue light too – two things we are always exposed to.

I have sworn by the Clinique dramatically different jelly from the moment it launched and have been a loyalist since – it’s a light, fast-absorbing moisturiser that not only hydrates your skin for 24 hours but also protects you from pollution. I think this easy-to-carry 15 ml variant is a perfect way to try the product before you splurge on the full-size bottle.

A lightweight sunscreen that gives you heavy-duty protection against the elements is an absolute must-have and I  cannot stress how important it is to apply sunscreen before you head out of the house.

Sometimes all you want to do is slough off the day and thankfully this Kama Ayurveda does exactly that.

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