Pollution is one of the biggest enemies of the skin causing serious skin problems and other health hazards. Environmental pollution contaminates our eco-system, atmosphere and leads to severe health conditions like lung and other types of cancers besides various chronic conditions.
The pollutants mostly include suspended heavy metal particles and toxins emitted from the cracker fumes like sulphur dioxide, sulphides, nitric oxide etc.
Our skin is more exposed to pollutants in the air and these elements cause acne and pimples, patchy dry skin, dehydration, dark spots, wrinkles and dullness. Also Read: Tips To Keep Skin Healthy In Pollution
The polluted air can wreak havoc on the skin, so one must prep up and be ready with some easy, homemade facial cleansers which will not only cleanse away the makeup remnants but also protect the skin from harmful pollutants and smoke. Also Read: 5 Ways To Protect Your Skin From Air Pollution
DIY Homemade Facial Cleansers
Cucumber and Honey Cleanser
3-4 tbsp of cucumber zest
1-2 tsp of honey
1 tbsp of curd
Mix all the ingredients and apply it all over your skin.
Keep it on for 10 minutes.
Use a damp cotton ball to remove the mask from the face.
Wash off with cool water.
The essential nutrients and antioxidants in cucumber work well on the pimples and dark spots by reducing them. Curd soothes irritated skin, whereas honey prevents inflammation and skin infection and in turn brightens and rejuvenates the skin. Use it on alternate days to get maximum results.
Honey and Curd Cleanser
2-3 tsp of honey
1 tbsp curd
2 drops of essential oil (of your choice)
Mix all the ingredients and smear it on your face.
Keep it in 10 minutes.
Gently massage in a circular motion on your face to remove the dirt and makeup.
Slowly remove the mask with damp cotton wool.
Wash off with cool water.
The anti-bacterial properties of honey make it extremely beneficial for acne-prone, wrinkled and aged skin. The protein and lactic acid in curd in this mask play a pivotal role in cleaning the facial pores, removing dead skin cells and bestowing a radiant glowing skin.
Rose Water and Glycerine Cleanser
3-4 tbsp rose water
2 tsp of glycerine
Mix the rose water and glycerine in a bowl.
Dab the cotton ball in the rose water-glycerine mixture and gently rub your face with this.
Once all the makeup residues and pollutants are removed, wash off with cool water and apply a moisturiser.
The miraculous properties of rose water not only cleanses the skin but also maintains the skin’s PH balance, controls oil secretion and prevent breakouts. The addition of glycerine is extremely beneficial in locking in the skin’s moisture without making it extra oily and also soothes irritated and inflamed skin.