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6 Tips to Protect Yourself from Haze

11 October 2023

Many of us may face skin dryness, sensitivity, and rashes during the recurring haze season. Harmful air contains tiny particles and pollutants like sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, ozone, and carbon monoxide, which can irritate the skin and cause rashes, itching, redness, pimples, or dryness. This can happen even if you don’t have skin problems like eczema. To keep your skin and health safe during hazy days, especially when the PSI is above 100, follow these practical steps:

1. Stay Indoors

Limit your time outdoors as much as possible. Keep doors and windows closed and use air conditioning to filter the air. Reduce outdoor activities and avoid strenuous exercise. If you go outside, wear an N95 mask and use eye drops to soothe your eyes, nose, and throat.

 

2. Stay Hydrated

Drinking enough water is vital. Aim for at least 2 liters (8 cups) of water, or more, per day. It helps flush out the harmful substances and pollutants from your body that you might breathe in during hazy conditions.

 

3. Boost Your Immunity

Strengthen your immune system by taking a daily 2g dose of vitamin C. Also, eat more fruits and vegetables to increase your antioxidant protection. Ensure you sleep enough because hazy days can make you feel more tired than usual.

 

4. Cleanse thoroughly

Maintain good personal hygiene. Wash your hair, face, and body every night to remove any lingering pollutants. For a thorough facial cleansing, removal of dead skin cells, and to prevent clogging, we recommend using Exfoliating Mousse Cleanser in the evening.

 

Why Exfoliating Mousse Cleanser:

Exfoliating Mousse Cleanser removes dirt, pollutants, and dead skin cells from your face, leaving it refreshed and revitalised. Removing dead skin cells helps maintain clear and radiant skin and prevents clogging of pores. Its gentle formulation suits all skin types, ensuring a clean and clear complexion even during hazy conditions.

 

5. Skin Protection

During the day, use Asta Collagen Jelly Serum with Astaxanthin and Niacinamide to calm and soothe your skin. Packed with astaxanthin, this serum is designed to alleviate skin discomfort caused by pollution, thanks to its potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

 

In the evening, use Hydrating Soothing Essence and Stem Cell Sleeping Mask to hydrate, protect, and provide anti-ageing benefits.

 

If you have mature, dehydrated skin, enhance your routine further by adding a few drops of Intensive White Lotus Face Oil to your essence. This acts as a sealant, providing additional protection before applying the mask.

 

Why Asta Collagen Jelly Serum:

Asta Collagen Jelly Serum is specially formulated to soothe and rejuvenate the skin. Astaxanthin is a more powerful antioxidant1 than vitamin C, E, and β-carotene. The inclusion of astaxanthin and niacinamide makes it a helpful choice for calming irritation and promoting skin comfort, even in the presence of haze.

 

Why Hydrating Soothing Essence and Stem Cell Sleeping Mask:

Hydrating Soothing Essence provides deep hydration to your skin, while the Stem Cell Sleeping Mask works overnight to repair and rejuvenate your skin. Together, they create a protective barrier, keeping your skin moisturised, protected from environmental pollutants, and combating the signs of ageing even during the challenging haze conditions.

 

Why Intensive White Lotus Face Oil:

Intensive White Lotus Face Oil is a nourishing and rejuvenating oil that can be particularly beneficial for mature and dehydrated skin. It helps lock in moisture, soothe dryness, and fortify your skin’s natural defenses, ensuring it remains well-protected and hydrated throughout the night.

 

6. Maintain Indoor Air Quality

Consider using air purifiers indoors to improve air quality further. Proper ventilation and clean indoor air can make a significant difference in protecting your health during hazy periods.

 

If skin irritation persists despite these measures, consult a doctor for advice on antihistamines or steroid creams to treat your skin. By following these tips, you can help protect your skin against the adverse effects of the haze and reinforce its health and vitality.

 

 

References:

1. Bjørklund G, Gasmi A, Lenchyk L, Shanaida M, Zafar S, Mujawdiya PK, Lysiuk R, Antonyak H, Noor S, Akram M, Smetanina K, Piscopo S, Upyr T, Peana M. The Role of Astaxanthin as a Nutraceutical in Health and Age-Related Conditions. Molecules. 2022 Oct 23;27(21):7167. doi: 10.3390/molecules27217167. PMID: 36363994; PMCID: PMC9655540.

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