As Delhi continues to be under the grip of smog and the air quality is reaching alarming levels, the harmful pollutants in the air can harm your skin if proper care is not taken.
To protect your skin from harsh pollutants, a team of sensitive dermatologists from Cetaphil share some tips to make sure our skin doesn’t lose its nourishment.
Invest in a good air purifier for yourself. Since most allergies are caused by dust, a good quality air purifier is ideal to help clean the home environment and remove dust and other harmful particles.
Practice Good Hygiene:
Always wash your hands thoroughly after every activity and before touching your skin. Change your clothes at least twice a day and make sure you shower regularly to remove all the pollutants from your skin.
Keep skin nourished:
Increasing pollution and seasonal changes can damage your skin, making it more sensitive and prone to irritations and allergies. People with sensitive skin may have a thin or weak skin moisture barrier, which allows irritants to penetrate and prevent hydration. Make sure your skin is well nourished and moisturised to improve the resilience of sensitive skin. When stepping out, always carry a moisturizer like Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream which can soothe irritated skin and provide intense moisture.
Limit outdoor time:
Tracking air quality ensures you can better manage your outdoor time. Go for morning walks when the air is fresh and plan your day and activities so that you avoid making multiple trips outside. Also, don’t forget to apply sunscreen as the harsh rays of the sun along with the hazardous air quality can further irritate your skin. It can also cause stinging and itching.
Look for hypoallergenic products:
Using hypoallergenic products is essential, especially if you have sensitive skin in this harsh climate. Using harsh products when your skin is already irritated can cause more damage than you might imagine. Look for ingredients like niacinamide, which helps combat inflammation and helps regulate oil in your skin.