Leaving in a metro city can be enticing and has its own perks, but with it comes a lot of woes of traffic, pollution and harmful car exhausts. Pollution plays a key role in damaging your skin and running your complexion making it look dull and lifeless. Pollution can be responsible for skin dryness, irritation, dullness, clogged pores, some allergic reactions and skin ageing of course! It’s vital to follow a skincare regime to keep your skin fresh and hydrated and beat pollution. Below we have provided anti-pollution skincare tips to help you combat pollution: 1. Cleanse twice a day: Being outdoors throughout the day can do a havoc to your skin. The dirt, grime and pollution can accumulate on the surface of the skin and cause damage. It’s vital to cleanse your face in the morning as well as in the night with anti-pollution skincare products. An anti-pollution face wash rich in charcoal and aloe vera extracts all impurities from dirt to oil giving you a smooth finish! 2. Soothe your skin with a night serum: Serums are formulated with Antioxidants and Vitamin C that helps protect the skin against free radicals that causes damage. Using a face serum daily will help you get rid of dark spots, fine lines, wrinkles and premature ageing. We suggest you to try Vitamin C Night serum enriched with hyaluronic acid and mulberry extracts. It helps repairs the appearance of dark spots, ageing and pollution. 3. Moisturize all day everyday: Once you’re done applying face serum, reach out for the right Vitamin C night cream and a day moisturizer to get rid of impurities accumulated on the skin’s surface throughout the day. Moisturization provides hydration and gives a radiant glow. Get your hands on the Night cream enriched in proteins and Vitamins that will tighten the skin and boost elasticity. 4. Never Miss out on sunscreen: Applying sunscreen every 3 hours in a day irrespective of the climate should be part of your daily skincare routine. Reach out for the sunscreen that is SPF 0 or SPF 50. It protects your skin from the harsh sun and pollution. Make sure to not step out of the house when the sun’s rays are at its peak (10am to 4pm) But if it’s urgent then make it a point to wear a hat, UV protected sunglasses, scarf, full sleeves clothes or use an umbrella and seek shade wherever necessary. 5. Time for a face mask: After a long day outdoors, your skin needs pampering. The best way to refresh your skin is by reaching out for hydrating sheet masks. This will cleanse your skin out with all the impurities and environmental woes, leaving it cleaner and brighter. 6. Antioxidants are important: Antioxidants help fight free radicals damage and can support healthy looking skin when taken internally. You can take multivitamin supplements everyday. Binge on fruits, vegetables, coconut water and lemon juice. Look for cleansers, moisturisers, serums that contain vitamin C, Vitamin E and antioxidants. 7. Avoid Rush hours: For the sake of your skin, it’s best to avoid being in pollution especially during rush hours. Talk about metro cities traffic we all know it’s like driving in the midst of pollution and harmful gases. More the automobiles on the road, the more the pollution. 8. Stay hydrated: Drinking water is good for the body and for the skin. You can load up on high water content fresh fruits such as watermelon, apples and citrus foods. You may make a detox water with amla or tulsi leaves to flush out toxins from the body. 9. Exfoliate twice a week: Exfoliation is the best way to remove pollutants that are absorbed in the skin. Use a gentle face scrub to remove the pollutants twice a week. But if you have acne, avoid face scrub at all costs. Also try some home remedies to maintain the glow on the skin and fight pollution naturally. Curd and besan Face pack: Curd and besan removes dullness and tan from the skin giving it a natural glow. Mix equal amounts of curd and besan and leave on the skin for 20 minutes later wash it off with lukewarm water. Banana Face Pack for Dry skin: Pimples with dry skin will face most problems during pollution. This banana face mask will do wonder for dry skin. Simply mix 1 tbsp of honey and 1 tbsp of sour cream in half a mashed banana. Leave the mask for 15 minutes and wash it off with lukewarm water. This pack will provide hydration to your skin naturally. Milk and Honey Natural Moisturizer: The two of these ingredients wok grate for moisturizing and leaving your skin with a glow. Add a few drops of honey in 2 tbsp of milk. Apply on the face and leave it on for 10 minutes washing off with warm water. This mask will remove impurities from the skin and moisturise it. If you have no time for DIY masks you can always choose anti-pollution skincare products that are made up of pure and natural ingredients.