The capital is surrounded by choking smog, you need to know how to take care of your natural healthy skin. The polluted fog over Delhi has been linked to the deadly ‘pea soup smog’, and still there is hope that the air will clear soon, your skin is silently suffering under the harsh weather conditions.
Yes, the damage is worse than you think. As Priya Saini, explains pollution is one of the first enemies of our healthy skin. Introduction to urban pollution doubles skin damage because when the sun’s rays reach smog, they deteriorate into free radicals clustering around the environment. When these enter your body, they aggressively bounce around your cell’s walls and rob their protective outer layer.
Simply put, air pollution steals oxygen from the skin cells, making it look dull and sag. As the skin’s oxygen supply decreases, it begins to wrinkle faster and forms fine lines. Meanwhile, free radicals destroy healthy cells and reduce collagen production
Priya Saini adds air pollution can also raise your risk of contracting the most common type of eczema, or atopic dermatitis. Reactions to smog pollutants that have a high particulate matter can play a role in all kinds of skin conditions, like dryness, rashes, or even acne.
Of course, this doesn’t mean that you take the next flight out and shift to the Alps. Friends step up your beauty match by ensuring your skin is clean and can breathe through the day. Friends apply a cleanser and toner every four hours, followed by sunscreen to keep your face fresh and safe from UV rays. Priya Saini also recommends carrying a hand sanitizer at all times to stay away from germs and infections, and to avoid touching your face.
Additional natural cures include cumin seeds and thyme as they detoxify the skin from pollutants and reveal a healthy luminous glow.
Maintaining healthy skin is smooth, with no breaks in the surface. It is warm and neither dry and flaky nor moist and wrinkled. Healthy skin is a mirror of a healthy body.