Diwali is fast approaching – and we know you are gearing up for the patakhas and diyas – but is your skin prepared as well?

Read on to find out ways to protect your skin from all the excessive pollution this festive season

  1. Wash your face

This might seem like an obvious tip, but this simple measure can prevent your skin from being damaged due to exposure to firecracker smoke. The smoke will irritate your skin – especially if you have dry or sensitive skin. Covering your face while stepping out will also help.

  1. Moisturize

Applying moisturizing cream will help reduce dryness caused due to exposure.

  1. Drink water

Drink lots of water during this period – since the inhalation of the smoke and gases may lead to problems. Drinking water will – washing will help keep the harmful effects of the smoke at bay

  1. Antioxidants

It is essential to consume antioxidants during this time because they protect your hair and skin cells from free radicals. Antioxidants can either be consumed in the form of green tea, berries, nuts, and spinach.

In addition to following these tips, you can make a simple homemade face pack for healthier skin here.

So what are you waiting for? Let us know any other tips you know in the comments section below.