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Best Skin Care Products For The City Girl

Damage control from pollution, stress and blue light

By Sonakshi Sharma  April 9th, 2021

Habitation in a city can be frantic not just on your mind but on your skin too. Combating environmental aggressors like pollution with a hectic schedule is aggravating enough. Add blue light damage from screens and sooner or later you will find yourself dealing with skincare issues. Here are some products that can help.

 

Anti-Pollution Skin Care

 

Free radicals, UV rays, exhaust fumes are some of the environmental aggressors that can cause damage to your skin. Premature ageing, sagginess, dehydration and pigmentation aren’t doing you any favours which are why anti-pollution skincare is on the rise. 

Clinique All About Clean 2-in-1 Cleansing + Exfoliating Jelly Anti Pollution

Formulated with salicylic acid and bamboo beads, this jelly cleanser doubles up as an exfoliator and sloughs off pollutants and impurities from the skin.

Dr Sheth’s Anti-Pollution Day Serum

Polysaccharides shield you from pollutants, along with ashwagandha and marigold extracts which heal and calm the skin. 

Murad Essential-C Toner 

Coneflower extracts with vitamin E and C strengthen the skin from environmental aggressors while antioxidants energise and brighten the skin. 

 

Stress Busters

 

It’s no secret that stress can cause skin and hair issues. We wish there was a magic product to erase the stress out of our life, but for now, we’ll use these products to erase some damage

Plum Charcoal 2-in-1 Detox Scrub Face Mask

Unclogging your pores to detoxify your skin with sustainably sourced charcoal, just got easier. Say bye to those unexpected red spots.

Kama Ayurveda Madhuvanti Calming Body Oil

Moisturising and soothing body massage oil with geranium, lavender essential oil, jojoba, sesame and sunflower oils will leave you calm after a long day. 

Estée Lauder Stress Relief Eye Mask

Hush your tell-tale under eye area with these pre-moistened pads made with aloe vera and cucumber.

 

Blue Light Blues 

 

Overexposure to screens via laptops, phones, television or other devices can impact your skin more severely than you assumed. These screens which are extremely close to your face emit high-frequency blue light which can result in premature ageing and discolouration of the skin. Before you panic, here’s our recommendation to battle those blues. 

 

Dermalogica Invisible Physical Defense SPF 30 Sunscreen

Zinc oxide in this sheer formula is enough to protect you from high energy visible light. It’s nano-nano property along with quick absorption it makes for an ideal sunscreen. 

Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Fluid Powder Foundation


This lightweight and sweat-resistant formula shields you from blue light, making it a good option for office hours. 

Skeyndor Sun Expertise Blue Light Technology- Protective Cream SPF 50+

This non-oily and water resistant formula will block blue light from screens while additionally protecting you from UVA, UVB and IR rays.