From air purifiers and beauty products to food, drink and places to go, Life finds out how you can combat the haze.
Hepa filters work best
To stand out in the market, many new air purifiers come with bells and whistles.
Besides their main function of removing dust particles, manufacturers say that some can also humidify the air to relieve sinus problems or ionise it to remove bacteria and viruses. Others double as fans or mosquito catchers.
The range is so wide that it is enough to give consumers a headache, haze or no haze. But experts say that when shopping for an air purifier, the most important thing to look out for is a high efficiency particulate air (Hepa) filter.
Stick to tested N95
Newfangled masks - some with fancy colours, shapes and designs - and other products that claim to help in the haze have come onto the market.
But experts advise that it is best to stick to masks and products which have been tested and endorsed by appropriate environmental or health organisations.
The Government's haze microsite (www.haze.gov.sg) identifies two categories of masks designed to reduce the exposure to airborne contaminants such as particles and gases.
Keep skin clean, don't over-moisturise
The air is thick and dirty, so what exactly will it do to your skin?
Dermatologist Chan Yuin Chew at Dermatology Associates at the Gleneagles Medical Centre, says there is nothing to worry about if you have healthy skin. "For most people, short-term exposure to the haze should not cause any major skin problems."
However, he adds that for those with intolerant skin or existing skin conditions such as eczema, haze particles may trigger skin irritation that results in dry, itchy and red rashes.
Set stage for kids to play creatively
When the air turns too hazy, forcing school closure, parents have to get busy - thinking of how to keep their children occupied indoors.
When the haze kept her three- year-old son out of preschool two Fridays ago, Mrs Adeline Tan did not panic. The 34-year-old housewife took out a book on cardboard- box activities and proceeded to make a cardboard aeroplane with her son, Noah.
Over three hours in the morning, she cut the cardboard box while he put stickers on the box and painted it.
Stay hydrated and load up on vitamins
With the haze, many people are flocking to traditional Chinese medicine shops to pick up herbs for brewing soups and drinks.
At the Hockhua Tonic chain, its general manager James Teo says sales of its bottled herbal drinks have increased by more than 30 per cent, along with those of pre- mixed herbal tea ingredients and chrysanthemum.
Sales of bird's nest have also increased by about 10 per cent. Other products such as white fungus, mung bean, barley, ginseng tea and cordyceps have also been popular.