Whether you’ve been spending majority of your time schlepping around on the streets or catching up on deadlines from the comfort of your Uber, anyone living in urban areas has to make peace with the fact that their skin is suffering from major damage. All of the soot, smoke and smog in the air are finding their way deep into your pores, leading to clogging, excessive sebum production (aka acne breakouts) and also severe dehydration. But car emissions aren’t the only thing to blame — there are also UV rays that speed up the skin’s ageing process and dull your skin.
Of course, there isn’t a problem so minor that the beauty industry doesn’t go to war to defend against? Millions of dollars worth of R&D have given us an arsenal of pollution-fighting, pore-purifying agents that promise to repair and detox your skin with vitamins and anti-oxidants and of course, clay. From Clinique’s skin renewing face mask to Ayca’s antioxidant boosting gel and The Body Shop’s Vitamin C-rich serum, these are the products worth investing in.
The best anti-pollution skincare agents