What to Wear in Singapore

With a hot and humid climate throughout the year, warm weather clothing is always worn in Singapore, as the island does not really experience dramatic seasonal changes. From casual daytime outfits to dressier looks that would suit the country’s nightlife, this is your guide to what to wear in Singapore.

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Lightweight and Comfortable
The fabrics that you choose to wear in Singapore should all be lightweight, comfortable and breathable. Fabrics such as cotton, silk and linen will help to regulate your body’s temperature, while absorbing any excess perspiration. Layers are not necessary here, and will only end up making you feel even hotter, so try to keep your outfits as simple as possible. You may end up needing to change part of your outfit a few times throughout the day, to ensure that you feel as fresh as possible, so keep this in mind when packing for your trip. You may also want to bring along a light cardigan or jumper, as this will keep you warm if you find yourself in any malls that blast their visitors with icy air conditioning.

As mentioned above, flip flops are usually the footwear of choice in Singapore, and this is mostly down to the sheer heat that the locals face each and every day. Comfortable shoes for taking in the sights are also necessary, as is a pair of more formal shoes for the evening.

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Sun Protection Accessories
In addition to sunblock, which is absolutely essential in Singapore, there are some sun protection accessories that you should always keep with you. The two main ones are a pair of sunglasses and a sun hat, as these will give your face some extra protection from the harsh rays of the sun.

Evening and NightLife
Singaporeans tend to dress up much more in the evenings, and the city is known for its thriving nightlife scene. While you may have spent the day in shorts and flip flops, the evenings are your chance to dress up, so be sure to bring some party dresses and high heels with you.

Poolside fashion

Beach and Pool Clothes
While Singapore may offer more of a city break, it is still home to a few good beaches, and it is also likely that your hotel will have its own outdoor swimming pool. For this reason, a swimsuit is always useful to have around, as is a cover-up and a pair of simple flip flops, which you can also wear around town.

Local Style
Most of the outfits that you will see in Singapore will be relatively mainstream, and the locals are not known for being very fashion forward. While some do take a few risks with their clothing choices, opting for bold statement outfits, be aware of the fact that this may end up attracting some unwanted attention from the more conventional locals.

The dressing style in Singapore is extremely laid back and casual, which, in a way, makes packing for a visit to the city quite easy. With a selection of simple casual clothes, and a few dressier pieces for the evening, you will be covered for just about any occasion or event in the city.


Our Favorite Tips for Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin has special needs, and, when not looked after correctly, will result in irritation, redness, skin reactions and more. OROGOLD brings you some of our favorite tips for looking after sensitive skin, so that you too can have a healthy summer glow.

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Keep Skin Care Products Cold
Keeping your skin care products cold is even more important in these summer months, as an increase in blood flow will result in a higher level of heat and sensitivity in your skin. OROGOLD recommends storing your skin care products in the refrigerator, as using products with a cool temperature will help to constrict the capillaries in your skin, reducing redness and irritation.

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Know Your Ingredients
Those with sensitive skin are likely to have had the condition throughout their lives, so, chances are that you are already relatively aware of the products that you should be staying away from. Generally, anything that contains a fragrance or parabens should be avoided, as these are often umbrella terms for a variety of different chemicals. OROGOLD advises that you look for ingredients that are natural and soothing, such as aloe vera, chamomile, white tea and coconut oil, as well as opting for product ranges that have been developed specifically for sensitive skin, such as the OROGOLD Lielle 24K Sensitive Skin Collection.

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Less is More
Sensitive skin is easily overwhelmed, so, when it comes to your skin care products, you should always remember that less is more. All that you really need is a cleanser, moisturizer and sunscreen, so keep your skin care routine to a minimum. The term ‘less is more’ also applies to the ingredient list that each of your products contain – the more ingredients that it has, the higher the chance of an ingredient irritating your skin, so be sure to check the ingredient list before purchasing a new product.

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Be Gentle
Sensitive skin should always be treated with a gentle touch, so make sure to never unnecessarily rub or scrub your skin. After washing or cleansing your skin, be it your face or your body, OROGOLD recommends patting it dry rather than rubbing it.

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Be Vigilant About SPF
Sensitive skin can become even more sensitive when it is exposed to the sun, causing irritation and rashes. To protect your delicate skin tissue, those with sensitive skin should be wearing a sunscreen with SPF 30 every day, even during the winter. If you find that most sunscreens tend to cause a skin reaction, OROGOLD suggests trying one that contains physical, rather than chemical, ingredients, such as zinc oxide or titanium oxide, as these are much less likely to irritate. You should also be making use of other forms of sun protection, such as sunglasses and a brimmed hat, to give your face some extra cover.

Although taking the best care possible of your sensitive skin can often seem like quite the challenge, OROGOLD’s sensitive skin tips should help you to prevent any extra reactions or irritations. Always remember to keep your skin as soothed and calm as possible, ensuring that it is always well hydrated and protected from the sun.

OROGOLD Asks: Did You Know, As Temperatures Rise, So Does Oil Production?

Woman who is very hot and has oily skinOily skin tends to make you look dull because of those enlarged pores, the greasy sheen and the uneasy shine. Some are known to have oily skin only in certain areas of their body, while others are known to suffer from oily skin throughout. There are those rare ones who never suffer from oily skin as well. One of the most common reasons behind oily skin is a warmer climate. As the temperature begins to rise, the increased levels of heat and humidity lead to an increase of oil production in the skin.

The sebaceous glands in the skin are known to be closely linked to the hair follicles, which they use to deliver the sebum through the pores to the external surface of the skin. This sebum contains a mix of certain lipids and dead skin cells that the body sheds off from within. The lipids end up lubricating the skin and helping in protecting it from the free radicals in the environment and dehydration. However, when the humidity and temperature levels rise, the body tends to excrete increased levels of lipids, which ends up making your skin look extremely oily and greasy. One of the most affected areas of your body is the T-zone as it is considered to have the maximum concentrations of sebaceous glands.

There are a number of things that can be done to prevent oily skin,  and ensure that excessive oil production doesn’t become a problem for you during the summers. This is why it is extremely important to learn how to care for oily skin. to One of the best ways of restricting the oil on your face is to have a proper cleansing routine. There are a number of cleansers that have been specially designed for oily skin. These cleansers contain ingredients like glycolic acid and salicylic acids, which can help to penetrate the lipid layers and get deep into the pores to exfoliate your skin cells from within. This helps in dissolving the oil and reducing the oily sheen. The ideal solution is to cleanse your face twice in the day – once in the mornings and once in the evenings.

Another key factor in reducing the oil content of your skin is exfoliation. Exfoliating your skin can help you to get rid of the dead skin cells from the surface of the skin, thereby unclogging your pores.

Hydrating your skin on a regular basis is also important. Most people make the mistake of reducing or skipping out on moisturizer when they have oily skin. However, one of the main reasons that they have oily skin is that the hydration levels of their skin are not balanced. Using moisturizers can help to maintain this balance, thereby reducing the oil content. Ideally you should look for moisturizers that have been specially formulated for oily skin.

Finally, you should refrain from touching your face constantly. Although the humidity might make you feel uncomfortable, touching your face every now and then will simply make matters worse as it ends up spreading the dirt and the oil already present there. Try using blotting papers instead. These absorbent items suck out the excessive oil content and give your skin a matte look. There are even tips and tricks about how to apply makeup on oily skin as well as makeup made specifically for this skin type.