- It is very likely that your skin is being exposed to significant pollution every single day. Unlike the sun, there's little we can do to limit our exposure to air pollution -- particularly in an urban city like Singapore.
- The effect of the pollutants on your skin varies between individuals, and depends on the duration of environmental exposure daily. Think about how much time you spent outside the building today.
It’s sensible that we take measures to prevent the harmful effects the haze will have on our skin. For starter, drink lots of water. It helps hydrate your skin and increase cell production. Consider wearing sunscreen on your face and neck daily as well, even on cloudy days, to protect your skin from damage.
It is also important for you to wash your face daily and don’t forget to apply your moisturizer. There are many anti-pollution products available in the market presently, and it’ll be worthwhile for you to check them out to determine which is suitable for your needs. If you are a busy professional, or a stay-home mom who simply can’t find time to research and shop for the right product (yes, we know this is time consuming), perhaps a better option is to seek advice from a skincare professional for your entire skin management regime, who will be able to direct you to the right preventive treatment and products in no time.
While it is impossible to avoid pollution in totality, these simple steps will help reduce damages to your skin in the “hazy days” ahead.