If you’re in the Klang Valley, you’ll notice that the haze has been terrible lately and in the past week, the air quality index for areas in Sarawak have been recorded as “very unhealthy”.
According to The Star, an API reading of between 0 and 50 is categorised as good, between 51 and 100 (moderate), between 101 and 200 (unhealthy), between 201 and 300 (very unhealthy) and more than 301 (dangerous).
You probably don’t want to bust out your N95 just yet if the situation doesn’t call for it, but it’s never too late to start taking special care of your health (drink lots of water!) and skin before the air quality gets worse.
Other than making your eyes water and harming your airways (urgh), haze and pollution can also wreak havoc on your skin. You’ll want to stay indoors for most of the time but if you need to go out and about and you just don’t have any other choice, build your skin’s resilience and also try these haze- or pollution-proof haircare.
Even when the air clears, any urbanite can benefit from these!
Quite simply, there’s pollution in the air, and yes, some of it will settle on your skin, mixing with sebum and sweat, leading to clogged pores. So you definitely need to pay extra attention to the cleansing part of your regime right now. Shu Uemura anti/oxi+ skin pollutant & dullness clarifying cleansing oil, RM143.60,eliminates micro-sized pollutants while removing traces of makeup, thanks to the infusion of moringa extract.