As much as we enjoy basking in the summer sun, not protecting our skin and hair while doing so is a bad idea. You know, harmful UV rays, stripping the hair of moisture, premature greying and all that. While we can’t hide in dark rooms like vampires, we can certainly take precautionary measures. Here are some of the top 9 pollution and sun protection products for skin and hair.
Mud masks are ideal for summer concerns as they soak up the extra oil, get rid of all the impurities and clear our skin. This VLCC Skin Defense Mud Face Pack contains kaolin, mint oil and turmeric extracts to give you a brighter looking complexion. The product removes toxins and impurities seated into your pores. It also helps in getting rid of the excess oil from your face and leaves your skin feeling tighter, brighter and glowing.
Applying sunscreen is an obvious step for protection from harmful rays. But if you feel too lazy to squeeze and dab one on, you can opt for a stick like this one from The Face Shop. It has SPF 50, is waterproof and effective for long hours. The bonus is that the product doesn’t leave a white cast or make your skin dry. Instead, it locks in enough moisture while protecting your skin.
The Ponds Pure White Deep Cleansing Face Wash consists of activated carbon that helps get rid of all the dirt, grime and oil from your face that pollution causes. The presence of activated carbon makes your skin radiant, flawless and free from any impurities. It also revitalises by removing the dead skin cells.
Along with our skin, the hair gets affected by the pollution as well and needs to be cleansed thoroughly to remove all the dirt, impurities and excess oil. This shampoo does exactly that by thoroughly cleansing and purifying your mane. It is best suited for oily scalp and hair that is dry and rough. Also perfect for those pressed for time, it keeps your mane clean and fresh for up to 3 days even without a wash.
The Vaseline Healthy White SPF 24 PA++ Lotion helps in protecting and healing the damaged skin caused by harmful rays and pollution. It is infused with vitamin B3 that is known to inhibit the melanin production in your body, thus delaying the premature ageing and skin darkening. It also consists of SPF, so you don’t need to apply sunscreen separately. Use this lotion on a daily basis and your skin will remain radiant and glowing without getting tanned.
The Faces Urban Balance Pollution Defense Day Cream protects your skin from pollution and free radicals. It is infused with natural ingredients, oils and herbs that seep deep into your skin to safeguard against harm caused by the sun while at the same time moisturising it. Moringa oil protects your skin from pollution while okra is known as an antioxidant that prevents ageing and helps to improve your overall skin tone.
This sun spray is for all the on-the-go people out there that are always rushing and tend to forget to apply sunscreen. This is a broad-spectrum sunscreen spray that protects your skin from UVA and UVB rays. Easy to use, the product is ideal for all skin types. It is also non-allergic and non-comedogenic since it is free from all harmful and artificial chemicals. Just spray it on your skin a few minutes before you step out and you’re all set!
This Nyle Naturals shampoo is free from parabens and helps in maintaining the pH level of your hair. It consists of natural ingredients like amla, aloe vera, lemon and water lily that not just protect your mane from pollution but also help repair the damage. The product shields your hair from pollution while giving it a boost of radiance and shine.
Both pollution and sun rays can make your hair frizzy, dehydrated and dull. This shampoo from TRESemme cleanses your hair gently and provides it with ample moisture. It is infused with a climate control complex that helps in creating a barrier between the external climate and your hair. The product also helps to hydrate your hair cuticles while protecting it from humidity. Use this with the TRESemme Climate Control Conditioner for better results.
So, these were the top 9 products to protect your skin and hair from pollution and sun. In a nutshell, do not skip on the sunscreen to avoid sunburns and rashes. Also, make sure you cleanse your skin and hair regularly to get rid of the pollution effects.