Other than traffic, the one thing that makes our morning commute insufferable is the pollution. Dealing with all that dirt, grime, and smoke in one go can take a toll on us, particularly on our skin. Thus, protecting our skin from all those aggressors should be a priority. Think about it—you can't run away from Philippine traffic, but you can make yourself breakout-proof using the right products. Here are some that'll help you out:
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Elizabeth Arden PREVAGE City Smart Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Hydrating Shield, Rustan's Shangri-la
The advanced polymers in this skin base protect your pores from pollution while treating your skin to much-needed sun protection.
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The Face Shop Dr. Belmeur Daily Repair Alto Salt Cream, P1495, SM Megamall
Moisturize with this sea salt-infused cream to build a stronger skin moisture barrier.
Origins Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Face Mask, P3200, SM Makati
After being exposed to pollutants for a full day, a nourishing detox mask will soothe the skin and draw out all the trapped nasties.
Goodal Black Salt Deep Cleansing Oil, TriNoma
To fight pollution, all traces of it must be removed from your skin. The answer? A deep cleansing oil that wipes them out, stat.
Olay Total Effects 7 in One Day Cream Normal SPF 15, P789, Watsons
Fight pollution, aging, and UV rays all with one product.
Clarins Extra-Comfort Anti-Pollution Cleansing Cream, P1950, Rustan's Makati
Cleanse properly with added benefits. This cleanser is fortified with moringa, shea, and mango extracts and won't dry your skin out.
Laneige All day Anti Pollution Defensor, P1650, Robinsons Magnolia
This product deflects dust with a unique Dust Block technology that thrives on repelling negative charges. It has SPF 30, too!
Mizon Snail Repair EX Cream, P1450, Beautymnl
This cream forms a layer of snail secretion filtrate over the skin that protects it from external pollutants.
NARS Smooth & Protect Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen, P1950, Central Square BGC
For the lazy girls out there, here's a primer and sunscreen in one product. Blur out those pores as you prep for the day ahead!
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Etude House Dust Cut Finish Cream, P798, SM Megamall
This cream creates a protective layer with plant extracts (licorice, bamboo, aloe) so your skin stays happy and shielded all day long.