Updated: Dec 31, 2019
If you are anything like us, you have tried a hundred different methods and remedies to protect yourself from pollution and get rid of its effects. Well, it's time to stop the obsession and find a solution! We are here to help you give your skin the care it deserves!
Prevention and protection
Before we talk about repairing the damage, let's talk about how to prevent it. Here are a few things you can follow:
Keep your skin super hydrated and we don't mean just water. Don't hesitate to fulfil your daily quota of hydration with the help of some fresh juices and smoothies.
Eats lots of fruits and vegetables that are rich in anti-oxidants,
Apply some sunscreen or follow a skincare regimen (a serum, or a daily moisturiser) in order to safeguard the skin from the UV induced damage. Make sure to choose the sunscreen and moisturiser that trap the smog particles and prevent harmful chemicals from penetrating deep in the skin.
Repair that damage easily
There's nothing a detox bath can't fix! Our best pick for a detox bath is the green tea detox bath due to its detoxification abilities! This bath will relieve your stress while having the body benefited both inside out. How to go about it:
Fill your bathtub with hot water
Put in 5-6 tea bags and let them seep in for 15-20 minutes.
Take a bath for about 20 minutes and you'll feel absolutely rejuvenated!
After the bath, take a shower (preferably in cool water), moisturise your skin using coconut oil or olive oil, and hydrate yourself to replenish the water lost through sweating.
Scrubbing once or twice a week helps your skin exfoliate and heals from the adverse effects of pollution. Here's how to prepare our favourite scrub:
Take 2-3 tbsp of lemon juice
1 tbsp of olive oil
1 tbsp of honey
1/2 cup granulated sugar.
Blend them until you get a nice, thick consistency. Apply this on your skin in a circular motion, twice a week to get rid of acne, dead skills and layers of pollution. Keep it for 7-10 minutes, rinse it with cold water to enjoy exfoliated skin!