How To Properly Care For Skin While You #DudukRumah

Let’s get real: For most of us, it’s fair to say that our everyday patterns have been turned upside down lately. #stayathome or #dudukrumah has been one of the most popular hashtags lately. Yes, in order to ensure the health and well-being of Malaysians, we are asked to stay home, only to leave if necessary.

Since the #stayhome movement is implemented, internet usage has increased, the percentage of social media usage in particular has sprouted. Many different things are shared from home (work from home), some share home exercise videos, recipes as well as skincare and make-up. Some have even grown tired with their outgrown hair, and feel it’s unmanageable. And some have not applied serum or moisturising cream for a long time, they’ve only stuck to washing their face.

Although you may be tempted to delay or even skip your daily skincare routine, we’re here to remind you to stay consistent!

#TeamCLEO lists three situations or types of #stayhome personalities that are most common now. And all three of these conditions have an effect on your skin, and we came up with solutions using the product lines from La Roche Posay, the No.1 Dermatologist Recommended skincare brand worldwide. Its product range is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin.

So, based on the three personalities below, which one are you? (Or maybe you’re all three of them?)

#stayhome personality: Love to stay up late at night

Since you’re staying at home, odds are that you may have succumbed to an irregular sleeping schedule — we know it’s tough to resist binge-watching your fave Netflix series. However, staying up late into the night is often followed by eating irregularly, usually unhealthy snacks filled with high sugar and oil.

These habits can stimulate the sebaceous glands to secrete a huge amount of excess oil. Then, these oils clog pores to produce closed comedones, which will then oxidise into blackheads. Over time, your face will be marked with enlarged pores, inflammatory acne.

Aside from maintaining a consistent sleep schedule and eating a balanced diet, try products that inhibit excess oil secretion.

Start with La Roche Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel (200ml), RM79.90. This gentle, non-irritating and soap-free facial wash is also alcohol-free and paraben-free, and it effectively cleanses away dirt and oil without affecting the skin’s pH balance, so you don’t have to fret about over-drying.

Then use La Roche Posay Serozinc Soothing & Cleansing Solution (150ml), RM64.90. If you need some help in reducing the appearance of shine, this mattifying solution specially-designed for oily skin is a must-have. What’s more, it helps with pore tightening and soothing your acne.

La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo (+) Daily Routine (40ml), RM99.90, is a daily routine perfect for acne-prone skin and especially if you’re experiencing blemishes, imperfections and blocked pores. It helps prevents the reappearance of pimples. Just apply this non-sticky, pleasant cream all over your face twice daily and if you have targeted areas, simply layer on.

#stayhome personality: mask wearer

With the constant health warnings seen everywhere (and reminded by everyone), we hope that you’re playing your part in practicing your social responsibility by wearing face masks especially when heading out for your necessities.

When you’ve been wearing your protective face masks for long periods of time (as you should when you’re to step outside), then it is likely that skin irritations and redness may occur especially if you have sensitive skin. This is due to the friction occurring between the edge of the mask and the skin.

Choosing the right products is absolutely pertinent — now more than ever. Skincare products incorporated with soothing ingredients such as neurosensine™ and shea butter are great for moisturising and improving the skin barrier functions.

For those with dry, intolerant and sensitive skin, La Roche-Posay Toleriane Dermo Cleanser (200ml), RM69.90, is a milky cleanser perfect for you as it gently cleanses your delicate face without over-drying it, and can be used as a makeup remover.

La Roche Posay Toleriane Dermo-Soothing Hydrating Lotion (200ml), RM89.90 is a hydrating lotion that does a wonderful job in quickly replenishing the water loss that occurs during cleansing. And you know what, as it moisturises it also helps soothe allergies and any discomfort on the skin as well.

End your care routine by applying La Roche Posay Toleriane Ultra Light Cream (40ml), RM99.90, twice daily. For those with ultra-sensitive or allergic skin, you can finally rejoice as this intense soothing care is enriched with neurosensine™, La Roche Posay thermal spring water and shea butter. These aid in repairing the skin barrier as well as alleviate skin redness and other sensitive discomforts.

#stayhome personality: Frequent hand washer and hand sanitiser user

Our current habits include frequent handwashing and using hand sanitisers as we’ve been encouraged to do so. However this may overdry skin.

How can we soothe this? By adding a skincare product that focuses on repairing and protecting your skin barrier into your beauty routine.

For skin that’s overdried by too much handwashing, La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume B5, RM59.90, is to the rescue. It is enriched with repairing madecassoside and soothing vitamin B5 which nourishes skin. Simply apply this repairing cream on your hands in thick layers. Guess what, it’s also made to be used on the delicate skin on your face too for optimal skin barrier recovery after prolonged mask usage which may cause marks and irritations on the skin. It’s hydrating without a sticky texture.

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