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7 Ways to Protect Your Skin From Pollution

Manvi Bansal / Tue, Apr 12, 22

You might have witnessed a drastic change in the texture and tone of your facial skin when you spend time outside. This happens due to the aggravated conditions of the atmosphere and sun rays. Polluted air causes immense damage to your facial skin if you do not take care of it properly.

Sunrays contain ultraviolet rays (UV-A and UV-B). We need sun rays to keep our skin healthy, but prolonged exposure can cause damage. The degradation of your skin can pile up if you do not take proper measures. Due to such effects, fine lines, tan, wrinkles, and blotchiness appear. These outcomes are very hard to get rid of. This is where you will need to follow a list of certain skin care tips. Check it out.

Seven Ways Of Skin Protection From Pollution

1. Proper hydration is key

One of the prime ways to keep your skin healthy and supple is to keep drinking water. Your facial skin loses water all the time and becomes dry. Drinking water on a regular basis will keep on providing water and keep the tissues hydrated all the time. Water also aids in delivering antioxidants and flushing out toxins away from the tissues. 

Fruits with high water content, like watermelon, peaches, oranges, strawberries, etc., are also extremely good for keeping you hydrated, healthy and building immunity both for your body and for your skin from the pollution. 

2. Daily scrubbing

Exposing your new cells and removing dead ones along with dirt is mandatory. All it takes is just a few minutes to prepare your homemade scrub. You can also rely on branded scrubs to ensure a proper outcome from the venture.

Here is what you can do at home. Crush a few walnuts and prepare a coarse paste. Add sugar and a half teaspoon of olive oil. Mix it well and apply it to your skin. Scrub your facial skin gently. Another good homemade recipe for a skin scrub is mixing honey, sugar, and lemon. Walnut and olive oil provide excellent nutrition for your skin. On the other hand, lemon and honey will keep your skin supple and free from breakouts due to pH balance and antibacterial action. If making a homemade skin scrub is too much for you, then you may also use Activ Beaute’s face scrub, which has been formulated using a combination of active ingredients and natural extracts.

Scrub your face gently for a few minutes at the end of a hectic day regularly. Massaging your skin with a coarse yet gentle scrub will also help you relax and sleep well. Your skin will be freed from dirt and dead cells, and your pores will open up.

3. Face packs

Take a slice of green raw papaya and gently rub it on your skin for 25 seconds. The enzymes present in papaya will remove blotchiness and blackness. You can also prepare a chocolate face pack at home. It is rich in antioxidants and removes toxins. Your prime aim is to absorb free radicals from your topical skin tissues.

You can also afford face packs from reputed brands to save time. Make sure it contains no harmful chemicals. To get a healthier glow, use face packs regularly.

4. Steam bath for the face

A brilliant way to flush out dirt from deep inside your skin pores is to bathe with steam. The facial area needs to be deep cleaned to remove damaged cells. A steam bath will ensure proper cleansing. If you add essential oil, the cleansing action will be even better. For instance, if you add orange oil and lavender oil, you will get an antibacterial effect. The aromatic therapy will also keep you fresh and rejuvenated. After conducting a facial steam bath, apply coconut oil for massaging before taking a warm shower.

5. Deep cleansing

Deep cleansing with homemade recipes will keep your skin hydrated and fresh. You can apply lemon juice and honey. Apply it in a circular motion and remove it using cotton pads. You can also use rose water. Experts suggest soaking cotton pads with rose water and milk and refrigerating them. You can then place it on your skin for 20 minutes to relax. 

Turmeric and pomegranate extracts have been found to be extremely effective against pollution. A gentle face wash like Activ Beaute's anti-pollution face wash with ingredients that include turmeric and pomegranate extracts will help protect against pollution. 

6. Skin moisturizing

After all these steps of a facial skincare regime, you need to moisturize it with a suitable formula considering your skin type. A specialised anti pollution cream will help protect against fine dust, soot and fumes. You may consider a good anti-pollution day cream in the morning before you move out for work. This will protect you against daily travel pollution. Activ Beaute's Anti-Pollution Daily Protection Gel Cream SPF 30+ is one such powerful cream. This light gel cream nourishes the facial skin with all-day hydration and protection against environmental pollutants. 

An anti-pollution night cream can help you reverse pollution-induced skin damage and regenerate damaged skin cells. Consider using Activ Beaute's Anti-Pollution Rapid Recovery Night Cream, which is packed with active nutrients and natural components. While you sleep, the cream works to revive, moisturise, and restore dull, fatigued, pollution-damaged, and ageing skin.

7. Sleep well

The best way to keep your skin fresh and rejuvenated is to sleep well at night. Good sleep will automatically keep your facial skin healthy.


Practice the above-suggested steps for keeping your facial skin fresh and supple. Let your skin be protected from pollution and rejuvenated with natural recipes and enjoy the younger dazzle on your face all the time.