10 Ways of saving our skin against pollution

By:Ariba Khaliq, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Jun 10, 2014

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Pollution in air and water can damage the appearance and effectiveness of the skin. There are ways we can help limit the effects.
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    Sunscreen

    You know the rule- apply sunscreen 20 minutes before stepping out in the sun. But, if you wear a moisturiser 10 minutes before applying the sunscreen, your skin wouldn’t turn dry. Also, make it a point to not step out of shade between 12 noon and 3:00 p.m. when the sun is at its peak.

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  • 2

    Face Wash

    The face is the least covered part of the body compared with the rest of it and this puts the former at a much higher risk of becoming dry and dirty. The solution is washing your face several times a day. It is not necessary to use a face wash every time you wash, but using only water to clean your face will help retain the moisture on the face.

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  • 3

    Water

    Your skin needs to be replenished from inside, and for that, you will need to drink a lot of water. Make sure you drink at least 8 glasses of water a day and replace caffeine, alcohol and tea with flavoured water such as lime water.

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    Cleanser

    Clean your face daily to remove the dirt stuck to it because of pollution. You should carry a cleanser and some cotton pods in your bag to keep your skin clean even on the go. Even at night, ensure that you cleanse your face before sleeping.

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    Scrub

    Every woman should scrub her face at least once a week. It ensures that all the dead cells piling up the skin are removed and the lost lustre comes back. A scrub with sunscreen is a better option to use than a normal scrub.

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    Diet

    For a healthy and radiant skin, you must add nuts, juicy fruits, oily fish and green vegetables to your diet. A diet rich in all these elements fulfils the need of lost water in your body and the moisture in skin remains intact.

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