Anti-Pollution Ayurveda Skincare & Lifestyle Tips
Prevent, preserve, protect for radiant and glowing skin.
Our modern urban living can wreak havoc on skin – our world is becoming more polluted every day. Good hygiene and a strong anti-pollution ayurvedic skincare ritual is becoming more important than ever. Environmental factors like UV rays, smog, and car exhausts are the free radicals in the environment that can attach to your skin and affect skin health. These free radicals and pollutants can lead to skin sensitivity, resulting in premature ageing, affecting our immune system, congested skin and acne.
There’s plenty of research out there that links toxic air pollution with premature skin ageing, so the fact that the UK’s pollution levels are continuing to rise worrying news for not only the environment, but our complexions too. Not to mention the pollutants we put on our skin if we aren’t using natural, anti-pollution skincare.
At Mauli we truly do believe, to combat this city living and external stressors it is a 360 approach, it isn’t just the skincare that you put on your skin. It is so important to look after mind, body and soul. We stress that having a healthy immune system, good hygiene, a positive mind alongside a great natural skincare routine, all work in tangent to help us create glowing and strong skin.
Below we share some of our favourite tips for keeping your skin healthy and our favourite product picks for an anti-pollution ritual that boost the skin’s natural defence from daily stress and pollution while deeply hydrating to preserve health and skin’s youthful dewiness.
1. STAY CLEAN
While many people want their skin to look attractive, the most important reason to keep it clean is that skin provides a protective barrier for the rest of your body.
It is your first line of defence against bacteria, and it, therefore, makes good sense to keep the barrier strong and healthy. Dry and irritated skin gets damaged more easily.
WASH YOUR HANDS: We recommend making sure you are frequently washing your hands, (with soap and hot water) especially after being in public like every time you get on and off the train or after a yoga class. Try not to touch your face at all, however, if you do feel the need to make sure it is with clean hands. It is also important to wash your hands prior to applying any skincare to your face, as this can transfer bacteria to your complexion and undo all the hard work you are about to do.
CLEAN YOUR SKIN: Washing your face is so important for our skin health. Removing makeup and the day away is always a vital tip when it comes to maintaining skin health and combating premature ageing.
Our Facial Cleansing Oil is a pure, nutrient-rich cleanser of 18 clarifying botanicals synergistically formulated to remove all traces of make-up, environmental pollutants, dead skin cells and excess sebum, without disrupting the skin’s natural equilibrium. Regularly using our Facial Cleanser will help you to achieve a complexion that feels beautifully clean, soft to touch and glowing with vitality. A perfect addition to our anti-pollution skincare routine that will be gentle yet powerful in preserving your skin and really making sure to remove to fight against damaging free radicals.
-Use natural skincare so you don’t remove any natural oils from your skin and avoid harsh chemicals damaging your face further
-Use warm water to kill any bacteria however, not too hot that it isn’t too much for sensitive skin.
-Cleanse your skin morning and night
Anti pollution skincare helps to counteract the free radicals in the air and shield your skin against their damaging effects. When looking for a serum to protect your skin, you are looking for ingredients that help create a barrier between your skin and the pollutants in the air. You want to create healthy skin which has a barrier between it so that the pollution cannot penetrate the deeper layers and cause your collagen to break down.
Our top pick is our new AGNI radiance concentrate: Our Agni concentrate can act as a protective mask against environmental toxins like urban pollution or work as a complete rejuvenating night time intense treatment.
High in natural forms of Vitamin C and E, to help boost collagen production that may have been lost due to the pollutants. The serum is the perfect all natural formulation to help combat inflamed, sensitive and pigmented. Exceptionally healing Co2 extracts of Neem and Gotu Kola, repair and soothe skin tissue, whilst a rejuvenating base of organic Moringa, Tamanu and Jojoba combine to speed up cell renewal.
Use a few drops in the day alongside your daily serum or use it as a night time intensive treatment on its own. When using it as a nighttime treatment, when you sleep to you will activate the skin’s natural hydration mechanisms where the skin is left completely nourished, hydrated, and maximally resilient for whatever the next day brings. Helping any secondary facts like dehydration and clogged pores to rejuvenate when you sleep.
3. STRONG IMMUNE
A hectic day-to-night lifestyle from stress, unbalanced diet, and lack of sleep coupled with an equally hectic urban environment can wear down skin health and wellbeing. When your immune system is strong you are likely to be able to fight the environmental stressors your mind body and skin encounter in a big, busy city. The better the immune system, the better your bodily systems work and the more resilient your body and skin will be. Pollutants can trigger the immune system to produce excessive melanin which causes pigmentation and skin darkening, inflammation and weakens skin barrier, causing lines and wrinkles. Our immune system has never been so important to being the key that maintains glowing skin.
We recommend taking a daily supplement of ashwagandha, our wild harvested, full-spectrum healing adaptogen prescribed in Ayurveda to help body to naturally alleviate stressors, boost immunity, balance blood sugar levels and calm the mind.
“This potent adaptogen helps alleviant tension, stabilise thyroid production, increase virility, improve sleep patterns while promoting the production of elastin and collagen for inside out beauty”-Anita , Mauli co-founder
Benefits of Ashwagandha:
- Boost immunity, strength and vigour
- Diminish physical, mental and emotional stress
- Increase the production of collagen and elastin
- Improve sleep patterns
Take 1stp per day (3g) for thirty days on your cereals, juice, porridge or smoothie. Or Take nightly in your choice of warm milk
If pollution and external aggressors get the better of skin, your complexion barrier becomes weakened. When its weakened it can lead to dehydration, rough skin texture and a loss of radiance. Alongside that, daily demands, stress and the negative impact of constant radiation from mobile phones and computers can leave us feeling fatigued, irritable and off balance. Creating a bath ritual with Himalayan salts to remove excess pollutants from the body and rebalance your natural minerals is important to have a 360 approach of combating your urban life.
Our multi-layered blend of the Himalayan salts combines the unique vibrational energy of pink Himalayan salts (which contain 84 of the 92 trace minerals found in the body), infused with a blend of 13 exquisite therapeutic oils, laced with soothing powdered rose quartz crystals to bring a sense of wellbeing, clarity and calm in an overly stimulated world.
Himalayan Salts is renowned for its detoxifying qualities. It draws out heavy metals and toxins from the body. It also tightens skin, diminishes large pores and firms it up
Sandalwoods potent antiseptic, astringent and anti-inflammatory properties help fight the free radicals that case premature ageing helping to minimise scars, redness and dryness, to reveal firmer, softer, radiant skin.