Renowned Dermatologist Gives One Skincare Tip During The Rainy Season

Dermatologist

Dr. Ang Sue May

Meet Doctor Ang, a board-certified dermatologist with over 15 years of experience at Shine Dermatology. Specializing in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology, Dr. Ang is your trusted skincare expert.

As the medical director at Shine Dermatology, Dr. Ang leads clinics covering all aspects of adult dermatology, with expertise in acne, rosacea, scars, and cosmetic dermatology procedures like microneedling and PRP treatment.

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How does Singapore's rainy season impact your skin?

Dr Ang:

During the onset of the rainy season, abrupt shifts in weather, accompanied by intense heat and high atmospheric moisture, often lead to skin feeling irritable. These changing conditions bring along a range of contaminants, such as pollution, dust, and other foreign particles, which are propelled by wind and rain.

What are the common skin issues faced during rainy season?

Dehydrated Skin

A state wherein the skin lacks adequate subdermal moisture, leading to the skin producing excess oil to compensate for this moisture deficit. This can manifest as fluctuating skin conditions – oily at times and dry at others, and is not restricted to any specific skin type.

Skin Inflammation & Rashes

Contaminants present in rainwater, especially dust and airborne chemicals, upon settling on the skin, can cause it to become agitated, leading to inflammation.

Oily Skin

The prevalent humidity during rainy days prompts sebaceous glands under the skin to secrete increased amounts of oil, making the face appear greasier. This can give rise to issues like enlarged pores and acne.

Acne Formulation

Rain tainted with numerous pollutants and impurities, can precipitate inflammatory acne and block pores. The consistent need to wear face masks further aggravates acne proneness aka 'maskne'.

How can I prevent skin issues faced during rainy season?

Dr. Ang:

In the rainy season, it's crucial to maintain facial cleanliness. Besides eliminating everyday grime, it sets the stage for subsequent skincare treatments. Using the wrong facial cleansers can unknowingly harm our skin. Always begin by removing makeup with a dedicated remover to avoid skin congestion and irritation. Afterwards, cleanse with lukewarm water; too hot water can strip the skin of its protective natural oils, leading to imbalances and symptoms like dryness, flakiness, or a burning sensation.

How To Choose The Right Cleanser

Dr. Ang: Selecting the right cleanser depends on your skin type

Dry Skin

"Opt for products that hydrate and don't leave the skin feeling parched. Consider those enriched with moisturizing natural extracts from sources such as Rice Bran Oil and Shiso.

Notably Rice Bran Oil, is packed with fatty acids, vitamin E, and Gamma Oryzanol, offering moisture and robust anti-oxidant protection against pollutants.

Meanwhile Shiso Extract is excellent for hydration and supports skin cell rejuvenation. It also targets the melanin-producing enzyme, Tyrosinase."

- Dr. Ang

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Oily SKin

"Choose cleansers that don't overly strip the skin. Products with oil-controlling properties are ideal for example Vitamin A & E and C and Mandelic acid which is a type of gentle alpha hydroxy acid (AHA). For further cleansing, one can consider using a detoxifying clay mask and a scrub incorporated in their skincare regime once weekly."

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Combination Skin

"Where there's both oily areas (typically the T-zone) and dry areas (often around the eyes, cheeks and chin). You might need products catering to both skin types.

In clinic we offer medical grade treatments such as mandelic acid chemical peels which shows great efficacy in gently exfoliating the skin which helps improve skin clarity, balance uneven skin tone, and correct skin texture."

- Dr. Ang

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