(Self) Love in the Time of Corona

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We’ve heard it going around for some time now, the dreaded “maskne” – a term coined for the skin irritation and inflammation caused by hours and hours of wearing a face mask. We can’t blame our skin, really. After all, wearing a mask for hours can cause a build-up of sweat, bacteria, and oil – the perfect recipe for breakouts.

Just because protective face masks can exacerbate skin inflammation doesn’t mean it’s not preventable. Switching up your skincare routine can minimise or nip such breakouts in the bud.

Face masks will be commonplace for some time, so why not invest in some essentials to keep that pesky maskne at bay? Here are some of our must-haves, for the ultimate at-home #selflove routine.

  1. DrGL® Restore Gel Mask

As the name suggests, this restorative gel moisturiser and mask brings back skin back to tip-top condition. Suitable for all skin types, this gel sure packs a punch – it is 3-in-1: a moisturiser, sleeping mask and intensive mask, all in one bottle.

The gel formula strengthens our skin’s barrier against bacteria, reduces hyperpigmentation and boosts regeneration of new skin cells.

A cooling and calming essential, Restore Gel Mask is perfect for your after-work R&R  to calm and restore your skin back to its original shape. You can also mix it with your everyday foundation to provide coverage and skincare benefits while also having a cooling effect.

  1. DrGL® Skin Repair

Called the “fountain of youth”, don’t underestimate this little bottle – even a single drop will do the job.

This serum heals and repairs damaged skin and helps to soothe redness and inflammation. As an added bonus,Skin Repair also tightens and lifts skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles and giving your skin that desirable youthful glow.

Use this in place or underneath your moisturiser to hydrate and speed up your skin’s healing.

  1. DrGL® Moisturiser Collagen Boost

Skin feeling parched? Here’s your new best friend. With three forms of hyaluronic acid, this moisturiser will boost your skin’s hydration while leaving your skin looking radiant and feeling silky smooth.

In times where your skin definitely dries up faster due to a face mask’s hot, moist environment, this A-lister should be a new addition to your routine.

Of course, supplementing good skincare with healthy lifestyle choices like drinking lots of water, practising proper hygiene and eating a healthy, diet are also forms of self-love that can help clear skin and let your skin glow as well.

Now, more than ever, is the right time for #selflove –caring about your skin may seem superficial during these uncertain times. But trust us, looking after your skin has shown to do wonders for our mental health.


If you’re looking to add a DrGL® product to your routine, take $20 off* your next order with the code: WELCOME20


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