How to Protect Your Skin from Air Pollution This Diwali


Diwali has already gone, but it has left some memoirs behind. No, we’re not talking about the Diwali gifts and sweets. It’s air pollution and smog we’re talking about. We’re not unaware that people go berserk on Diwali and even after the advised preventive COVID measures they don’t spare a single cracker to burst on the Diwali night. Although, in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, Delhi Govt. already issues an advisory for Diwali celebration and imposed a ban on firecrackers. Let’s hope it all goes well for us all.

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Sadly, the air quality has degraded by upto 42 times! It is now official lethal to breathe in the air in the National Capital Region. What can we do? We cant sit locked inside our houses and pray for the pollution to settle down. We have to take some precautionary methods to protect our health and skin from the menacing air pollution.

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Check it out how…

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1. Consume Antioxidants
Antioxidants are very important to nullify the effect of free radicals on our skin. It slows down the damage caused to our body and skin by the free radicals in the surroundings. Consume a diet rich in antioxidants. Eat the vegetables which are brightly coloured like tomatoes, carrots, sweet potatoes, leafy greens. You can also have a cup or two of green tea to have ample quantities of antioxidants.

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2. Stay Hydrated
Drinking water is requisite to healthy skin. Drink a lot of water to flush out the toxins from the body. A detoxified body will lead to healthy skin.

Also Read: 5 Ways to Protect Yourself from the Delhi Smog

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3. Use A Vitamin E-Rich Moisturizer
Ditch your regular moisturizer and apply the one which have ample quantities of vitamin E. A moisturizer rich in Vitamin A, C & E is the best for fighting the pollution.

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4. Cleanse Your Face Thoroughly

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Use a facial oil as well to get the dirt and grime out of your skin pores. Follow it up by a gentle cleanser to get rid of impurities settled on your skin. Wash your face twice a day to keep it problem-free.

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5. Don’t Forget the Sunscreen
Sunburn will only aggravate your skin issues. So protecting your skin from the activities of free radicals and UV radiations is very important. Use a proper SPF to protect your skin from harmful UV rays.

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6. Exfoliate Your Skin
You can use a soft facial brush to get the dead skin and accumulated dirt out of your face. Scrub your skin in gentle circular motions. Do it preferable at night.

Also Read: 10 Ayurvedic Hacks to Fight Delhi’s Killer Air Pollution

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7. Cover Your Face
When you step out of the house, there’s no better way to protect your skin than using the physical barriers. Wrap a scarf around your face to reduce the exposure of your skin to the pollutants.

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