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Beauty 101: Skin Tips For Your Environment

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Skincare isn't just about picking the right products for your skin type. It's also about environmental factors that you are exposed to daily, such as sun exposure, air-conditioning, and smoking. These are key points that you need to take into account when putting together a skincare regimen that will work for you.

Watch this video to hear what dermatologist Dr. Melvin Ee has to say about how your environment can damage your skin:

So to protect your skin against such environmental factors, we've put together a few tips on how to combat these issues.

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Problem: Dry Skin From Air-Conditioning

Solution: Learn How To Get Moisturised Skin Like Cassandra

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Air-conditioning strips your skin of moisture which leads to dry skin and irritation, causing your skin to feel a lot more sensitive and may even increase sebum production, making you more prone to breakouts. To combat this, add an oil-free moisturiser to your morning makeup routine. Wearing a moisturiser underneath your foundation keeps your skin moisturised and dewy through the day and prevents dry patches.

Problem: Dehydrated, Ageing Skin

Solution: Learn How To Get Clear, Youthful Skin Like Jamila

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Keeping the skin well moisturised can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines, which tend to be more visible when the skin is dehydrated. Drinking a lot of water and exercising daily would also help your skin slowly recover from the stressors in your environment. Stick to the regimen and you'll soon find that clear, smooth skin like Star Clozetter, JamilaJoyce, is possible.

Problem: Damaged Skin From Sun Exposure

Solution: Learn How To Get Healthy, Protected Skin Like Amanda

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When it comes to sun exposure, the less you are exposed the better. Sun damage can lead to a slew of skin problems that gets harder to correct over time. So minimize your sun exposure by staying away from direct sunlight during the high points of the day (12pm-3pm) and never leave the house without SPF, both on your face and body--reapplying throughout the day.

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