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Your best allies to maintain a radiant and blemish-free skin under the mask

July 23rd 2020

by Aude Camus 
As Hong Kong is currently facing the third wave of the virus, the government has stepped up its fight against this worsening crisis with making the wearing of masks mandatory in indoor public places as well as all public transportations. I’ve personally been wearing a mask in both outdoor and indoor public places since the very beginning of the crisis and I am now so used to it that I sometimes even forget I have it on. However, I had to slightly adapt my beauty routine to this new fashion accessory because the skin is suffering under the mask and maintaining it blemish-free does require extra care. I’ve rounded up my fav skincare products for maintaining a radiant and blemish-free skin when wearing a mask all day. 
A hydrating serum 
Wearing a mask all day tends to leave you skin dry and cause irritation, so you need to make sure and properly moisturized your skin. Do not hesitate and add a hydrating serum to your skincare routine. The light texture of such products is perfect in the heat and humidity of Hong Kong and you skin will thank you for this extra layer of hydration. 
Drunk Elephant – B-HydraTM Intensive Hydration Serum 

Your best allies to maintain a radiant and blemish-free skin under the mask
A cool drunk of water for your thirsty skin, this lightweight, hard-hitting serum is formulated with pro-vitamin B5 and pineapple ceramide to deliver steady hydration throughout the day. Its 5.7 pH is very close from skin’s ideal pH of 5.5 and it is therefore suited for all skin. Last but not least, it is free of essential oils, silicones, fragrance, is vegan and cruelty-free. A total winner! 
HKD 375 (50 ml)
Available at Sephora, both online and in stores 
A refreshing and soothing face mist 
Don’t you, at some point during the day, feel like your skin can’t really breathe anymore under the mask? Mine always feels tight in the middle of the afternoon and this is when a good mist comes in very handy. Not only will it cool off your skin, it will also bring it an extra dose of hydration and nice soothing benefits.
Omaia Skincare – Rose Water

Your best allies to maintain a radiant and blemish-free skin under the mask
This organic rose water is produced with the pink blossoms of the Damascena Rose from Bulgaria’s Rose Valley and contains no preservatives or additives. Not only does it bring a soothing refreshing effect, it also helps reduce redness and rehydrate the skin. Did you know rose water has long been known for its antioxidant properties? Not to mention the fresh, divine summery scent! 
HKD 380 (100 ml)
Available online
Rare SkinFuel – Activating Mist 

Your best allies to maintain a radiant and blemish-free skin under the mask
Formulated with super hydrating Aloe Vera leaf juice, this soothing mist is designed to hydrate, tone, calm, and balance the skin while enhancing absorption for subsequently applied skincare products. It also contains Kakadu Plum extract, a superfruit known for having the highest concentration of Vitamin C in the word. I absolutely love the instant pick me up effect it provides on top of significantly calming and soothing your skin and limiting the drying effect of wearing a mask for long hours. 
HKD 960 (150 ml)
Available online
A gentle, yet efficient, cleanser
While you should always properly clean your skin after a long day, wearing a mask makes it an even more important step of your before bed beauty routine. The mask is blocking the skin follicles and trapping dirt and oil so you wanna make sure to remove those natural debris. Yet, you do not want to strip your skin’s natural protective barrier, and this is why you shouldn’t use a cleanser which is too harsh. An easy way to know if your cleanser is gentle enough for your skin is by checking if your skin feels tight after cleansing. If it does, you are cleansing it with something too harsh. 
Vinoble Cosmetics – Cleansing Gel

Your best allies to maintain a radiant and blemish-free skin under the mask
Combining sea salt, which provides deep pore cleaning, and soothing antioxidant grape seed extract, this vegan cleanser is perfect for daily use and helps prevent blemishes while supplying the skin with natural minerals. 
HKD 270 (100 ml)
Available online
Drunk Elephant – BestTM No.9 Jelly Cleanser

Your best allies to maintain a radiant and blemish-free skin under the mask
A gentle and soothing formula, free of SLS, fragrance and essential oils, which rinses away without an ounce of residue, leaving skin clean and soft without irritating or sensitizing it. We are huge fan of the jelly texture!
HKD 250 (150ml)
Available at Sephora, both online in in stores 


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