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Tech-Proofing Your Skin? Here are 5 Skincare Products You Didn’t Know You Needed

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Let’s talk about tech-proofing! For many of us, the use of our technological devices is established out of need. But when you find yourself constantly scrolling through your social media feed to being glued to your computers, it’s time to be well versed in the reasons why you must tame your technology fixation. Aside from the usual list of mental health deductions: did you know your devices could be delivering damage onto your complexion, too?

Unlike the natural process of ageing, tech-proofing your skin is more in your control and much simpler than you would foresee. While some tech-proof practices should be permanent — consider unplugging from Instagram/Facebook and not binge-watching your latest series until the wee hours — tailoring your skincare regime to your technology usage is also crucial for your complexion.


The excessive use of technology paves the way for constant skin hang-ups and premature ageing: dehydrated skin, clogged pores, and even pigmentation are what’s to come.


But hey, we’re not unreasonable. This doesn’t mean giving up your smart devices altogether; instead, it’s time to learn ways to combat and change up those habits. We’ve rounded up 5 ways to tech-proof your skin and skincare products you can find in your local drugstore to incorporate into your skincare regimen. This is only just the beginning.


If you’re chained to your desk and looking at a computer screen from 9-5, you will inescapably end up with those dreaded frown lines. When focusing on your screen for lengthy periods of time, crow’s feet and loose jowls will eventually emerge. Not to mention, the onset of headaches and stress! Try using a sheet mask on your lunch break for a fresh boost! Always remember that you are entitled to your lunch hour. This will allow you to shut your eyes for 10 minutes and leave you feeling rejuvenated.

Aprilskin Magic Snow Mask (10 sheets), $33, available here at Guardian Singapore.

For more information about the product, click here.



Your social media (#selfiesalldayeveryday) habit could be aggravating the skin on your neck. When you’re regularly looking down at your phone, the natural pull of gravity transpires, prompting sagging skin. While cosmetic procedures might seem like the obvious choice, prevention is such a better alternative. Try extending your skincare regime, such as collagen supporting products, to your neck as well!

9cc Collagen Ball, $5.90, available here at Watsons Singapore.

For more information about the product, click here.



Sunscreen. This golden rule has been mentioned over and over again. But all for good reason. Even if you’re in your office all day away from the shade, you’re forgetting about the HEV light — the blue light emitted by your laptops and smartphones. It’s just as damaging as sun rays so continue applying sunscreen and maybe take a short break away from your devices.

Bio-essence Bio-Water-Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++ (Hydrating), $25.90, available here at Watsons Singapore.

For more information about the product, click here.



Given our humid weather, many of us leave smears of makeup on our phone after a call. Tackle your breakouts around your cheek and chin area by wiping off your makeup after a certain number of hours at your desk. When the stains are left on your phone, you leave your skin vulnerable to untold amounts of bacteria, which leads to clogged pores. The product comes in a portable size that makes it the perfect travel companion.  Always remember to cleanse your skin, ladies!

Nakeupface Stress 0 Cleansing Stick, $36.90, available here at Watsons Singapore.

For more information about the product, click here.



When we’re glued to our devices, we often forget to hydrate ourselves…and our skin. We’re essentially leaving our skin dehydrated, prompting redness and irritation. Though skin hydration doesn’t completely eradicate your wrinkles, it will leave you with luminous and a healthier looking complexion. Keep this handy product by your desk and add a drop or two! We sure did.

Porcelain Intensive – HA+ Hydrating Serum, $198, available here at Porcelain Singapore. 

For more information about the product, click here.

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