11 Skincare Saviours To Help You Fight The Delhi Smog

With all these nasty free radicals floating around courtesy the Great New Delhi Smog, it’s time to reinforce the troops (aka your skincare essentials) and double-up on your beauty routine!

It’s been almost two weeks that we’ve been battling the terrible smog and when we finally thought we were going to get some respite, it’s only getting worse! With air quality levels reportedly deteriorating and the PM2.5 levels averaging 440+ in National Capital Region (i.e. severely polluted & hazardous to health), it’s extremely important to protect your body in every way possible and your skin shouldn’t be an exception. If you’re not sure where to start, check out our go-to skincare saviours and keep the Delhi smog at bay.


An essential part of any good skincare regimen, cleansing is the first step in freeing your skin of all the dirt, grime and pollution that comes with this woeful weather. Whether it’s a micellar water or a cleansing oil, this is an absolute must!

New Delhi Smog Skincare: Cleanse: Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Solution

New Delhi Smog Skincare: Cleane: Washbeauty Co. Konjac Sponge

New Delhi Smog Skincare: Cleanse: L'Occitane Shea Cleansing Oil

A scrub every other day keeps the skincare monsters away! Physical exfoliants are a great way to tackle stubborn dirt or pollution that sit on the surface of the skin and irritate your complexion.
New Delhi Smog Skincare: Scrub: Kama Ayurveda Kumkumadi Brightening Scrub

Multi-masking is our favorite past time, so take your pick and gives those pores the thorough clearout they deserve!

New Delhi Smog Skincare: Mask: Clinique City Block Purifying Mask & ScrubNew Delhi Smog Skincare: Mask: Kiehl's Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Mask

Lock in that cleanse and smother on the moisturizer! Something rich with Vitamin E and anti-oxidants is sure to do the trick. And those bags under your eyes need some special attention too, so don’t skimp out on the eye-cream!

New Delhi Smog Skincare: Hydrate: L'Oreal Paris Hydra Fresh Anti-Ox Aqua BalmNew Delhi Smog Skincare: Hydrate: Forest Essentials Night Treatment CreamNew Delhi Smog Skincare: Hydrate: Clinique Pep Start Brightening Eye Cream

The final and most vital step to protect your skin is SPF. Traditional sun creams are greasy and messy so try a lighter formula like an essence or spray instead!

New Delhi Smog Skincare: Protect: Avene Very High Protection Spray SPF 50

New Delhi Smog Skincare: Protect: The Body Shop Skin Defence Multi-Protection Essence SPF 50

With these 5 foolproof steps, we’re sure you and your skin can brave the Delhi smog with a little more confidence. In the meantime, we’re sitting tight and praying for brighter weather and even brighter complexions!


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