It is finally that time of the year again where Singaporeans have to deal with the suffocating haze around the city. While it is time to stock up more N95 masks, close all windows and turn up the air purifiers to the maximum setting, the mask isn’t big enough to cover your entire face, and well… it’s impossible to stay home 24/7 too. Besides chronic health conditions such as respiratory issues and throat infection, haze is also detrimental to the skin. It is completely normal to feel frustrated and upset about the repeated issue, perhaps it would be better to channel your negative thoughts to find out how to protect yourself from the haze instead.
Source: Straits Time
How can haze affect our skin?
Haze is not only hazardous to your health in many ways such as eye inflammation, nasal and throat irritation, but also causes potential skincare problems. Your skin is exposed to high concentration of air pollutants and toxins over a long period of time, and this may result in clogged pores and acne, and in more serious cases, rashes for sensitive skin.
Here are some effective tips and solutions to protect your skin from the haze.
1) Go for a Deep Pore Cleansing Facial
To combat the issue and save your skin, a regular deep pore cleansing facial is highly recommended to clear out the gunk from your pores. Getting the right facial treatment might seem daunting with so many options available out there. My Cozy Room offers a solution with our Award-winning Premium Pore Extraction Facial, which has been vouched by many patrons and magazines as the best facial treatment in Singapore! Our therapists take special care to ensure your skin gets the most intensive yet gentle treatment, with an almost painless extraction process that leaves you radiant and light after. The Premium Alginate Mask that ends your treatment ensures you leave the spa with no redness, open pores and/or scarring.
2) Double Cleansing
Don’t stop right there! Daily cleansing is important as it helps to remove any excess impurities from your face on a regular basis. Soap and water combo isn’t going to cut it, and it might actually cause your skin to become dry. While some might deem a double cleansing two-step technique troublesome, we assure you it’s going to be worth your time and effort! We recommend BABOR Gentle Cleansing Milk,which is a gentle and calming cleanser to remove makeup residue, as well as dirt and impurities caused by the haze.
Complete your daily cleansing routine with our BABOR Cleansing Foam, which is suitable for all skin types. The cleansing foam penetrates your pores to clean the skin from within, without stripping off the natural oils and moisture. On top of that, it contains protecting antioxidants to hydrate your skin. For best effective results, use BABOR’s 2-in-1 Deep Pore Cleansing Mask once a week to deep cleanse and exfoliate your skin, resulting in a clearer and more refined complexion.
3. Protect with Skincare Products
Prevention is better than cure. Do not overlook your skin protection regime before stepping out of your house. Start loading up your beauty shelf with additional skincare products to protect yourself from the haze. Dr BABOR Derma Cellular Detoxifying Vitamin Cream SPF15 provides your skin with a protection barrier against environmental stressors like smog, dirt and dust (mainly due to the haze) as well as the harmful UV radiation. It contains Vitamin A,C and E which works to strengthen your skin’s immune system, at the same time providing moisturising effects to your skin for a radiant glow.
Unfortunately, pollutant particles caused by haze may cause your skin to become dull and dry. Revive your skin with renewed energy and radiance with BABOR Algae Vitalizer Ampoule once a week. The signature Anti-ox complex including plankton algae extracts also helps to protect your skin from harmful pollutants, and encourage younger-looking skin.
- Stay indoors, Stay Hydrated & Consume Anti-oxidant Food
As much as possible, it is recommended to avoid staying outdoors during the hazy period. Drinking at least 6-8 glasses of water also helps to flush out any toxins absorbed by your skin. On top of that, don’t forget to consume more fruits and vegetables to boost your immunity system. A healthy diet is important so that the harmful irritants caused by the haze will not easily trigger your body health and skin.
Stay healthy and protect yourself from the haze with the above 4 tips! Share it with your fellow Singaporeans too!