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How to protect your skin from pollution damage

protect your skin from pollution damage

No one likes having dull, pigmented skin and blocked pores, and with the amount of pollution in the city, our skin health is only getting worse. Polluted air irritates and clogs pores, causing irritation, and dehydration, and also worsening the conditions such as itchiness, acne, eczema, and redness. It has been established that prolonged exposure to pollution has an additive effect on the skin when it gets combined with the damage caused by ultraviolet radiations of the sun. Also, premature aging due to this deterioration gets visible on the skin as fine lines, wrinkles, redness, blotchiness, and worsened acne. Additionally, exposure to nitrogen dioxide, a pollutant that is produced by power plant emissions or automobile exhaust, can cause dark or black patches to appear on the skin.

How can pollution harm your skin?

All gases or particles generated by human activities such as smoke from cigarettes, manufacturing operations, petroleum and other chemical refineries, and exhaust gases from autos are referred to as pollution. No matter where you live, urban or rural, your skin needs to be well protected from these elements. You come into touch with pollution everywhere because the particles are so minute that they may easily pass through the atmosphere and settle in the ground and water.

If you think that pollution is just to make your skin dirty! Then you are wrong! Pollution accumulates on your skin, clogs your pores, and reduces the amount of oxygen, which restricts your skin to breathe. The result is your skin becomes dull, with no shine, and blemishes and rough skin begin to appear. Not only this but when our skin comes in contact with toxins and pollutants and is not protected against free radicals, the skin starts developing signs of aging before time. It can also damage the natural barrier of the skin and can become sensitive and reactive.

What can you do to protect your skin?

  • Proper cleansing: Make sure to remove your makeup before bed and then followed with the most important step which is Cleansing! You must wash your face for at least 60 seconds (the "60-second rule"). The components in your cleanser can truly work on your skin after cleaning your face for a minute. This 60-second guideline for cleaning dissolves dead skin cells, trapped toxins, sebum, and pore-clogging dirt, leaving your skin clean and healthy
    Try: Fixderma Mandefix Foaming Face Cleanser
    This face cleanser is enriched with skin-loving actives, that unclog your pores and its rich foam deeply cleanses the skin. These actives gently exfoliate the skin, without stripping off the natural oils of the skin and benefit the skin by providing an anti-aging effect. This foaming face cleanser is free from all types of toxins and is an expert-recommended fragrance-free formulation
  • Exfoliate is a must, once or twice a week: Without exfoliation, you cannot get clean skin since this process is essential for eliminating dead skin cells from the epidermis. We have been using physical scrubs with ingredients like apricot and walnut for years, but they actually end up producing microtears and premature ageing. To eliminate the surface build-up of dead skin cells on the skin and reveal healthy, glowing skin, switch to chemical exfoliants that are delicately prepared with skin-loving actives. (Just keep in mind to exfoliate twice weekly because doing so too often might remove your skin from its natural oil.)
    Try Fixderma Peelonate AHA.
    Peelonate AHA is a non-abrasive, non-irritating, and gentle skin exfoliator with a perfect formulation of multifruit BSC, red algae extract, and vitamin E. It gently removes the surface build-up and dead skin cells trapped on the surface of the skin, and toxins that clogged the pores. Also, it reduces rough skin and promotes even skin tone.
  • Treat your skin: After cleansing or exfoliating, to balance out the lost spark of your skin, apply a serum that is loaded with active ingredients, which can treat your skin in the best way possible. Serums are meant for targeting skin concerns such as premature aging, fine lines, wrinkles, and dull, pigmented, and lustreless skin.
    Try: Fixderma 17% Vitamin C Serum
    Enriched with expertly recommended, skin-nurturing ingredients such as 17%stable vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, retinol, niacinamide, and ferulic acid, this advance and unique formulation not only just treat pigmented, uneven skin but also leaves the skin plump, glowing and bright.
  • 2x Moisturization: Serum and moisturization complement each other. Serum treats the skin and moisturization protects the skin barrier and the effects of the serum. Our skin is extremely susceptible to changes in the environment. Daily moisturizing is crucial because it helps the skin retain its moisture by forming a barrier that stops moisture loss. Additionally, it provides the skin with vital micronutrients that support the maintenance of healthy skin. Regular use will nourish your skin and repair the destroyed skin barrier, which is what gives your skin its plump, soft, smooth, and supple appearance.
    Try: Fixderma Face21 cream
    With skin-repairing properties, this cream is a dermatologist-recommended skin moisturizer that is non-greasy, non-comedogenic, and is very hydrating. With Alpha Arbutin, Kakadu Plum, Omega Plus, and Bio Retinol, this cream absorbs the deeper layers of the skin and replenishes the skin from within. Also, it enhances the glow, reduces fine lines & wrinkles, and maintains overall skin health.
  • Sun protection is a must: A broad-spectrum sunscreen is a must 365 days a year. It is a very good option to protect your skin from the effect of toxins and pollutants on the skin. and when this broad-spectrum sunscreen is loaded with antioxidants, it not only shields the skin from harmful UV rays of the sun but also protects it from blue light and infrared radiation.
    Try: Shadow SPF50+ Gel
    With a lightweight formulation and a gel-based texture, this sunscreen protects the skin from UVB rays with an SPF of more than 50 and UVA rays with a rating of PA+++. With photostable sun protectors, this oil-free formulation protects the skin from damage for a longer duration of time. This non-comedogenic sunscreen can be even used for acne-prone and sensitive skin too. Get rid of Dandruff with expert-recommended anti-dandruff shampoo

Mandefix Foaming Face Cleanser
17% Vitamin C Face Serum
Face 21 Cream
Shadow SPF 50+ Gel

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