#BeatTheHaze: 5 Ways to amp your skin defense

Gunning for perfect skin


By Wei Yeen Loh

#BeatTheHaze: 5 Ways to amp your skin defense

With the current state of the weather looking like it isn’t making a turn for the better just yet, it’s no surprise that your skin might just be affected by air pollutants such as smoke particles, leading to dryer, more irritated skin. Here’s how you can take extra care of your skin with these few beauty products that were made to boost your skin defense. 

Red and itchy eyes can be a pain, especially when you have to go sans eye makeup while attempting to recover from it. But Benefit Cosmetics Air Patrol BB Cream Eyelid Primer could help protect and hydrate your eyes while locking on and colour-correcting your eyeshadow with SPF 20 and shea extract. Its gel-foam inspired Cushion Calm Tip makes for a gentle, pressure-free application upon your eyelids, instead of using your fingertips.


A perk-me-up is always needed throughout the day, especially when the haze is an absolute gloomer these days. Stay refreshed with L’erbolario Flower of the Wave Body Mist, a light scent with toning and moisturising extracts of Blue Water Lily and Alga Nori. There’s nothing as reinvigorating as a whiff of the deep blue sea reminiscent of (clearer!) summer days.


Moisturise and nourish your skin with some much-needed protective active ingredients, such as Melvita Nectar Supreme The Cream‘s potent combination of Kniphofia nectar and royal jelly for energizing and nourishing properties, along with repairing benefits from the complex of 3 organic honeys. For your eyes and lips, Melvita The Eye & Lip Contour Cream includes Chlorella extract that can help smooth wrinkles and fine lines while reducing eye puffiness around your eye area.

Another star product that can improve your eye area’s skin resistance for the weather (and for the long run) is Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Eye Concentrate. Go skin deep with the eye concentrate’s unique ImuMoisture Extract to shield your skin against heat and UV rays, along with white birch extract for moisturising benefits.

Lackluster complexion can result from the dreary weather as well, but that’s where SK-II Enamel Radiant Cream Compact Foundation comes in handy. With a new formula comprising of Pitera and SPF30 for ultimate skin hydration and protection, the foundation gives full face coverage while maintaining your skin’s glow and radiance.

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