In light of the Covid19 situation, donning a mask is quite the norm. While they protect you against germs and viruses, it can also wreak havoc to your skin. Here’s what you can do to keep it clean, clear and healthy:
1. Clean your skin thoroughly
What’s really going on with our skin when we talk and breathe with a mask over our mouth and nose? The moisture from our breath dampens the inside of the mask, while the humidity encourages bacteria to thrive; not to mention oil slicks sitting on the skin for hours, calling out for clogged pores and breakouts.
Combat the acne-causing bacteria and eliminate gunk, dirt and excessive sebum with our Mandarian Acai Cleansing Lotion. Have sensitive skin? Fret not. Our Sensitive Skin Rescue Cleanser cleans, soothes, repairs and strengthens all at the same time.
Our improved formula NEW* Absolutely Youthful Hydra Cleanser steps up as the second cleanse to remove all residue. It contains more than 300% cichoric acid, an exotic age-defying ingredient, to boost your skin’s collagen production for more youthful-looking skin. Alternate with our PH Balance Purifying Cleanser to normalize your skin’s pH, keeping clogged pores and breakouts at bay.
2. Exfoliate more
Prolonged wearing of the mask suffocates the pores. This is where exfoliation comes in. Our *NEW Divinely Gentle Micro-Exfoliant’s main ingredient, ultra-fine oatmeal powder, soaks up excessive sebum and removes excessive dead skin cells, while stimulating blood circulation and oxygen flow. What’s more, it enhances the expulsion of toxins by improving the lymphatic drainage; thus boosting the skin’s immunity. For those who prefer the liquid version, check out our award-winning Sugarcane Royal Flush Exfoliant.
3. Load up on serums and mist
It is important to apply serums daily and spritz face mists every 2-3 hours to provide extra nourishment and ramp up the hydration level. Our water-based products such as Megaboost Hyaluronic+Concentrate Serum, Deluxe Hydra Nutrient Mist and Ultra-Revive H20+Masque are essentials to add in to your skin care regime.
Wearing a mask all day long, especially that of tightly fitted ones, constantly pulls at our skin; resulting in premature fine lines and wrinkles. Combat it with our Elixir Hydrating Concentrate Serum as it contains the most sought after anti-aging ingredient, Immortelle, to amp up the natural regenerative power of the stem cells that reside in our skin, and the production of collagen and elastin.
4. Skip makeup and apply sunscreen
Since your face is covered most of the day, voila! You can take this opportunity to go make-up free. But one item that you shouldn’t forgo is sunscreen because UV rays are everywhere.
Our Ultra-Fluid Tinted UV Protector SPF 25, apart from protecting your skin against the harmful effects of UV, also provides a gorgeous sheer coverage for a “barely there look”. Yes to that ‘No makeup, makeup’ look.
As the saying goes, sharing is caring. Do share these beauty tips with your loved ones and stay safe. Adios! #sgunited