Beauty 101: Skin Tips For Your Environment | Clozette

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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.



New Korean skincare brand DCS makes its mark in Singapore with its moisturising range – AQUADERM. The hydrating range consists of 6 products that harnesses the volcanic power of Jeju that unlocks the Korean secret to dewy, radiant skin.   


Each of DCS’ ranges has its own special ingredient in addition to Jeju’s volcanic seawater, for this specific range, the agave cactus extract steals the spotlight for improved skin hydration.The extract has excellent water storage ability as a humectant, strengthening the skin’s moisture barrier and restoring vitality to even the driest of skins.   

The refreshing green tea-scented AQUADERM range is assured to take care of your skin needs from day to night, consisting of Super Aqua Cleansing Water, Super Aqua Foam Cleanser, Super Aqua Toner, Super Aqua Ampoule, Super Aqua Day Cream, and Super Aqua Night Cream. 

The DCS AQUADERM range is now available in Singapore exclusively at Watsons starting at SGD 30.50


On special events, a casual-dressy look won't just cut it. You have to step your game up to look edgier than the rest. This is where haute looks come in handy. In French, "Haute" means "high" and is commonly associated with the word "Couture" which means "fashion". Thus, if you plan to go haute couture, you must be ready to step in the world of High Fashion. 

Here are 4 useful tips on how to make your look Haute-ready! 


Eye-Catching Add-ons

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Bringing the haute couture vibe on the red carpet means you need to work your look from head-to-toe. You can bring vintage reflective sunglasses such as this one from Chicnova or bat Mini Black Crystal False Eyelashes from Shu Uemura. If those aren't enough, you can always bring your cat-liner game up with Dolce and Gabanna's Beauty Intense Liquid Eyeliner in Peacock 5. 

Lustrous Lips

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Your lips must also be in their tip-top shape. Sport the perfect pout with these lippes from LORAC Alter Ego lipstick in the shade Vixen, and Burberry Beauty Burberry Kisses lipstick in the shade Bright Plum. Forget Red lips for a moment and go for a rarely-used shade of purple for a beauty risk worth the attention. 

Fabulous Claws

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Of course, you mustn't forget your nails because you certainly can't go to a haute event with naked and undone paws. Try Deborah Lippmann's Glitter Nail Color called Lady Sings The Blues for classic, jazz-inspired claws. You can also go all out with Elegant Touch's Lily Allen Littlest Things nail set. Its pointed tips and glitter finish channel a couture vibe unlike regularly-shaped nails. 

Dress-To-Kill Shoes

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Assuming that you've already figured-out your killer look, finish it off with these shoes. Remember, shoes can make or break your look, so best if you wear a pair that really speaks to you haute couture roots. Fergie's Maiden Quatro Leopard can make you feel like you're in the wild--in a strikingly stylish ensemble. This heeled sandals from Privileged called Montana Black makes you look fierce and edgy in an instant.