The haze season is back in Singapore and we are definitely not loving it. The air quality may be getting better over the next few days. However, that does not mean that the haze is any less harmful to our skin. With high concentrations of air pollutants such as soot and dust present in the haze, our skin would be more prone to irritability. This means more acne breakouts, redness, itchiness… and everything else! In order to keep your skin looking fresh during this hazy season, Beauty Insider has got you covered on the best skincare tips and products for every skin type to keep your skin glowing during the haze in 2019.
- Sensitive Skin
- Remove your makeup with micellar water
- Cleanse your face with an extra gentle facial cleanser
- Hydrate your skin with green tea masks
- Oily Skin
- Cleanse your oily skin with oil
- Apply Vitamin C serum
- Combination Skin
- Do Double Cleansing
- Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise
- Repair your Skin with Charcoal Masks
Remove your makeup with micellar water
For a thorough cleanse, micellar water is the way to go. Micellar water is also a great option as it is does not contain alcohol, which can be especially drying for the skin. Our top pick would be the cult classic Bioderma Micellar Water – Sensibo H2O as it is extra gentle on sensitive skin and does not strip your natural oils off.
Cleanse your face with an extra gentle facial cleanser
Go for a gentle, fragrance-free facial cleanser to avoid disrupting your skin barrier. It is important to choose a mild facial cleanser to avoid depleting your face of its natural oils so you can keep your skin glowing. We recommend the Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser as it includes cottonseed oil which can aid with the redness.
Hydrate your skin with green tea masks
Green tea masks are our holy grail! These masks are perfect for deep hydration and they are not harsh on sensitive skin. However, that is not all that green tea masks are good for. Green tea is also known to have anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce any redness or dry patches. Perfect in combating any irritation that the haze might cause!
Check out the Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Mask – Green Tea to give your skin some TLC.
Cleanse your oily skin with oil
It is an age-old myth that oil-based products do not belong on oily skin. However, oil-based products may actually be the thing your skin needs! Oil cleansers are known to help retain your skin’s moisture balance while drawing out excess sebum, making them the perfect tools for clear skin! Plus, oil cleansers are the best combat tools against the haze as it thoroughly cleanses any environmental pollutants off your face.
Check out the Aveda Stress-Fix Creme Cleansing Oil for that glowing skin.
Apply Vitamin C serum
As the air pollutants in the haze obstruct oxygen supply to the skin, this can cause more wrinkles to appear on your face. However, antioxidant serums are your perfect rescue tool to protect your skin as it helps strengthen your skin’s barrier. Not all serums are suitable for every skin type, so serums rich in Vitamin C are the perfect pick for people with oily skin to prevent triggering more breakouts!
We recommend the Drunk Elephant C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum.
Do Double Cleansing
A deep cleanse is essential for any skincare routine, so why not jump on board the highly popularised Korean double cleansing trend? Use an oil-based cleanser to remove the airborne dirt and other impurities before using a water-based cleanser to ensure your skin is free from every single impurity. Not only does double cleansing help remove impurities thoroughly, it also helps to brighten up dull skin! Start out your double cleansing routine with the Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm and The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Cleansing Lotion.
Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise
A good skincare routine is not without a moisturiser. The toxins in the air pollutants can cause drying to one’s skin, so it is important to keep your skin hydrated! Not only does moisturiser help to repair the skin’s moisture barrier, it also acts as a protective layer over your skin to block out the environmental aggressors.
For combination skin, go for the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel.
Repair your Skin with Charcoal Masks
If you are looking for a fool-proof anti-pollution mask, charcoal masks are your go-to pick. Charcoal masks are known to draw out dirt and impurities and break down the environmental toxins that stress your skin out. Moreover, charcoal masks are perfect for combination skin as they help balance the skin by removing excess oils and smoothen skin! So do not let the haze kill your glowing skin and add charcoal masks to your skincare routine!