This nasty haze is bad for quite a number of things… General health, country relations…
My lungs have so far lodged a few hundred complaints and threatened to quit a couple dozen times. My throat and eyes aren’t too happy about the situation either…
But the one organ that is evidently showing its unhappiness is the largest one of all – the skin. Thanks to this sickeningly horrible air, pimples sprouted out in areas unvisited since puberty.
And to make matters even dandier, my lips joined in the party as well. Drying up, bleeding…
So I decided, I needed to take action! My usual skincare routine is obviously not enough to combat this hazy period. I added these babies to my regime for about 2 weeks now and they’ve worked amazingly!
Good stuff – so, must share. 😉
#1 – La Roche-Posay, Thermal Spring Water
It can be a tad pricey – but it can last a pretty long time and really works wonders.
Here’s how I use this – after I’m done washing my face and cleaning it with a clean tissue, I will spray this product lightly over and gently tap. Then I start my usual moisturiser etc…
This helps to soothe any kind of irritation in the skin, especially good for sensitive-skin peeps!
It also acts as a first layer of moisturiser before your usual one. This gives you double moisturising without being too heavy, which is great! 😉
#2 – eos Lip Balm
Price: approx. S$12.90
Must be applied every few hours! I apply before I leave the house and after meals. 🙂
Y’see, the skin on your lips are really thin. So you need to be extra careful! And if the skin breaks and starts bleeding in this weather, it becomes super easy to get cold sore.
If anything at all, I don’t recommend too much lipstick at this time – unless your product is really moisturising. Moisture is IMPORTANT!
Of course, don’t forget to drink loads of water.
#3 – Sunplay Skin Aqua UV Watery Essence
Yes, it’s a HUGE plus because it’s watery. The texture is light, easy to apply and adds on to the moisturising.
I really love how there’s no strong sunblock smell too! ❤
But the important thing here is the extra sunblock! Y’see, I already use BB Cream – which by itself has about SPF 30++. And although that’s enough on a normal day, it’s not enough in this weather.
You might say there’s no real Sun… Too much haze! The Sun is perpetually blocked.
True. But that doesn’t mean that the UV rays aren’t around.
During this time, I totally recommend double sunblock! It’s super important to prevent any pigmentation or premature aging signs from emerging.
It’s getting mighty bad out there! 😦 And they say it’ll last till November.
Take care of yourselves, everyone! Drink up lotssss of water!