The haze in Singapore is back again and its time to put extra effort and attention to our skincare routine to protect our skin from the pollution. The PSI readings have been in the unhealthy range for the past few days, suggesting that we should limit our outdoor activities and exposure to the haze in Singapore.
Skincare Routine Step 1: Cleanser
Whether you’ve been indoors or outdoors all day, the first step in your skincare routine should be to cleanse of the buildup of particles on your skin from the haze in Singapore. It is recommended to double cleanse but use a gentler cleanser so as not to dry out your skin.
Vanilla Luxury pro tip: The Alcheme Skincare Gentle Cleanser with Centella Asiatica leaf extract has a soothing formula leaving skin perfectly cleansed, softened, and radiant.
Skincare Routine Step 2: Face Mask
In addition to daily cleansing, add a detox face mask in your skincare routine once or twice a week for a deeper cleanse. Use the face mask to remove impurities, dead skin cells, and pollutants from the haze in Singapore. Voila, healthy and radiant complexion once again!
Vanilla Luxury pro tip: The CHANTECAILLE Detox Clay Mask is infused with botanicals that rebalance skin moisture levels, Kaolin clay that helps absorb oil, nourishing pure honey, and fragrant rosemary that acts as a natural purifying agent.
Skincare Routine Step 3: Toner
Once you’ve cleaned out your pores, use a toner to rehydrate the skin. Pollutants from the haze in Singapore may irritate your skin and cause dryness as well as redness or itchiness. The toner is important part of the skincare routine as it often contains acids, glycerin, antioxidants and anti-inflammatories to soothe your skin.
Vanilla Luxury pro tip: The A’kin Hydrating Mist Toner is infused with Organic Coconut Water to cool and enriched with Green Tea and Chamomile to calm and soothe tired, stressed skin.
Skincare Routine Step 4: Moisturiser
Smog and dust particles from the haze in Singapore may cause your skin to look dull because dry skin results in a weakened skin barrier. This leaves the skin vulnerable to the pollutants. Keep your skin hydrated by drinking lots of water and using a moisturiser in your skincare routine. Moisturisers hold water in the outermost layer of your skin, preventing it from drying out again.
Vanilla Luxury pro tip: The CHANTECAILLE Anti Smog Tinted Moisturiser has a smooth, lightweight texture with a unique blend of Thyme and Butterfly Bush Extract for powerful antioxidant benefits.
Skincare Routine Step 5: Sunscreen
The final step in your skincare routine should be using sunscreen as an extra layer of protection from harmful UV rays as well as the haze in Singapore. Haze or not, protection from UV rays is always essential as they damage the skin, causing signs of premature ageing.
Vanilla Luxury pro tip: The Supergoop! Mineral Lotion SPF 50 is a 100% mineral sunscreen for face and body that's gentle on skin. It is a blend of pomegranate, perilla oils, green microalgae and is also reef-safe.