5 Ways To Beat The Haze | Clozette

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The haze in Singapore has gotten worse and it's time we get involved in keeping our lovely Clozetters safe from the haze--or rather, help them beat the haze! Haze is a combination of dust, smoke, and other dry particles that obscure the clarity of the sky. It can affect your lungs, skin, eyes, and overall health pretty bad


To fight these effects, here are 5 ways to maintain your healthy body and finally beat the haze! 


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Put Your Mask On



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The easiest way to keep the harmful haze particles at bay is by wearing a mask. And not just any surgical or paper mask, an N95 mask. It's a special type of mask that filters the air you breathe and prevents particles from the polluted air from entering your body. It's not the most fashionable addition to your look, but for your safety, it's worth it. 

Get Plants For Your Home



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Getting a whiff of clean air is close to impossible. So other than turning on the AC all day, try placing more plants inside your home instead. The will give you haze-free air that your body needs! Our research says the best ones in the market are Areca Palm, Mother-in-Law’s Tongue, and the Money Plant. The recommended number of plants depends on your space, with at least one plant per 100 sq ft.



Use Gentler, Antioxidant-rich Products



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The last thing your face needs during the haze season are layers and layers of harsh products. Your face needs extra love and care, so go for gentle and lightweight products and tools. Choose those that are rich in antioxidants to improve the skin's cell membrane and to better protect it from the nasty air. Also, drink more water and detoxifying juices for an effective cleanse and hydration inside and out.



Take Care of Your Eyes



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Our friend Raymond Song, an eye care specialist and senior professional service manager from Bausch + Lomb gave us eye-opening facts about the haze. Our eyes' protection is as important as skincare as the haze will make also our eyes dry and irritable. Make sure they're always moist by using preservative-free eye drops regularly.

Other ways to care for your eyes is to blink more (yes, this is true) and stay hydrated to prevent eye strain. If you have bad eyesight, opt for Bausch + Lomb’s Biotrue ONEday disposable contact lenses or wear glasses instead. Lastly, always wash your hands before handling your eyes to keep it away from dust particles and irritants. 


Travel



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If you really cannot stand the haze any more and it's getting a bit hazardous for your health, travel and stay longer than usual in your choice of destination. Nothing beats clearer air, blue skies, and a break from the haze. You'll love it! 


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If you’re into Korean culture and trends, you would probably know what an Ulzzang is. If not, ‘ulzzang’ is basically described as the ‘best face’ in Korean.


So how can you achieve the Korean Ulzzang makeup look? Here are some essential tips that you need to take note of!


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#1: Grab a Circle Lens!



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This is the most important thing that you must have. Notice how Ulzzangs look like dolls? It is because of the use of circle lenses. Even high school girls wear circle lenses as it really makes a big difference when you wear a circle lens.


Choose a lens that is preferably 14mm in diameter for a more doll-like effect. Another thing to consider when choosing a circle lens is to choose natural colours like brown, black or dark grey. Do not use exaggerated lenses with bright colours that are very noticeable and with a super huge lens diameter. It will only make your eyes look unnatural and strange.

#2 Choose a BB Cream with good coverage and dewy finish



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You will never see an Ulzzang that doesn’t have a smooth and healthy looking face. They weren’t labeled ‘best face’ for no reason.  Having a dewy makeup look is a very popular trend in Korea as it makes the face look fresh and healthy. 



#3 Straight Eyebrows!



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Have you even wondered why Ulzzangs, or rather most Koreans, have straight brows? For some people, straight brows may be weird as the most familiar brow shape are those with a softly emphasized arch. But for Koreans, straight eyebrows is a signature Ullzzang look as it makes you look innocent and younger.



#4 Puppy Eyeliner 



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You can never go wrong with winged eyeliner. In the past, Ulzzangs preferred the cat-eyed look; but nowadays the preference leans towards the Puppy Eyeliner. It’s a style that is all about applying a thin straight line on your upper lash line for a cute, puppy eye look.  



#5 Have an AEGYO-SAL



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Everyone is getting rid of their puffy eyes by using cucumber, concealer, and other products to lessen the puffiness and darkness under their eye area. But Koreans are embracing this puffiness! The K-beauty look is all about emphasizing the ‘Aegyo-sal’ (the puffy, baby fats under your eyes) as it makes the eyes look rounder and cuter.



#6 Finish with a Gradient Lip Look



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This is the last and important tip to score the Ulzzang makeup look; but first things first, apply concealer all over your lips. Then, apply the lip tint on the centre of your lips and use your pinky finger to blend the tint. Remember to just apply on the inner part of your lips. Finish off the look with a touch of lip gloss for soft, pouty lips!


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Shiseido is one of those brands that believe makeup is just an added component to your features. It enhances your look naturally--but it doesn't mean you can't have fun with it! That's why their latest collection plays with new warm shades for your eyes and lips, and a new mascara and serum for serious luscious lashes.




For the eyes, Shiseido came up with new Shimmering Cream Eye Colours such as Clay, Ochre, Garnet, Kitsune, and Binchotan--a mix of brilliant colours for fall that provides your everyday shine that lasts all day without creasing. This dewy-textured cream accents your eyes with shimmering light, making them sparkle and the vivid colour is guaranteed no to fade.



For the lips, you can choose from either the Veiled Rouge or the Perfect Rouge colours. Veiled Rouge colours are Honeydew, Caprice, Enchantment, and Zinnia. They're mellow, delicate colours that gives a sheen finish. Its transfer-resistant technology wraps your lips in colour and shine, for a beautiful finish that lasts all day. The Perfect Rogue colours are Cocoa Rose, Spellbound, Empress, and Black Walnut--rich colours with silky radiance and incredible fullness. It smooths your lips and infuses them with moisture. 



Last but not the least is the main highlight this season--the new Shiseido Full Lash Volume Mascara, with a new and, original brush that easily separates your lashes that tend to clump up when you apply mascara. It also volumizes and lengthens your lashes, giving it a fuller and more glamorous look. Another new product that can be perfectly paired with the mascara is Shiseido Full Lash Serum that makes lashes look longer, denser, and fuller.


Click here to see which makeup patterns suit your new Shiseido makeup 

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