The rising pollution in the capital has taken a toll on daily lives of many citizens of Delhi. The smog ridden capital has directly affected many lungs and triggered a bevy of respiratory ailments. People have also complained about watery eyes and incessant coughing. The rising pollution is also affecting the skin of those exposed. Experts say that you may face infections, drab skin and pigmentation, among other problems if you don't take precautions for your skin's immunity. It is advisable to cover the face with soft cotton cloth to ensure safety from tiny pollutants sticking to the skin. It is also, all the more essential to follow a good cleansing regime for the skin every four hours. Smearing a layer of sunscreen before stepping outdoors may also help ensure better safety, say experts.
Here are a few tips you can follow to safeguard your skin from the nasty pollutants out in the air.
1. Drink plenty of water
Load up on this magic elixir. Water not only helps keep skin hydrated but also helps flush out toxins and helps the cells to absorb the required nutrients. Water also infuses the life back into the dull skin.
2. Detox Drinks
While water is your best skin companion especially during this time, but to stay hydrated at all times only betters your chances at protecting your skin from the pollutants outside. Environmental pollutants and chemical deposits on your skin leads to wrinkles and dryness, detox drinks gives you rejuvenated and glowing skin. Lemon, raspberries, grapefruit and several other citrus fruits are rich in vitamin C and work wonders for skin.
3. Vitamin C
Include all Vitamin C rich fruits in the diet for best protection against pollutants. This water soluble vitamin is present throughout our body and it scavenges free radicals. Vitamin C also contributes to vitamin E regeneration, which further boosts the skin health. Oranges, lemons, apples, grapes are loaded with Vitamin c
Shikhee Agrawal, Head Training, The Body Shop, and beauty expert Shahnaz Husain also have a few handy tips:
1. Maintain a diet rich in antioxidants to repair your skin. Include green tea, basil leaves, green vegetables, beans and blueberries in your diet.
2. Antioxidant like Vitamin E,cumin seed, thyme, and buddleja extracts also helps detoxify and rejuvenate the skin from within.
(With Inputs From IANS)