Spending 36 days indoors with no opportunity to leave home, can be torturous. Besides boredom, we have lost what it feels like to be out and about. One of the biggest aspect from being indoors, is the inability to feel the sun on our skins.
Sunlight, believe it or not is quite an important resource our body uses to create vitamin D. According to Insider, a lack of vitamin D can contribute to problems such as weakened heart conditions and weakened bones.
Attaining sunlight on the other hand, helps the human body to produce vitamin D which promotes healthy insides and healthy outsides, for instance, good skin.
Medical News Today and Metro UK notes how those with darker skin complexions go though a harder time absorbing sunlight to produce vitamin D. Due to that, Africans, African-Caribbeans and South Asians would need more sunlight to ensure that the body produces sufficient vitamin D.
Putting those facts together with our current MCO, could only mean that our skins are very much likely going through a dry spell. However, living in this day and age proves that, there is no problem that cannot be solved.
With that, listed below are 11 top rated face products YOU can buy online as a means to battle dry skin during this particular time.
1. Nivea Creme
This product is popular for its richness and nourishing qualities. Working as an anti-ageing cream, it also moisturises dry skin, and nourishes both body and soul. On top of that, this cream is so fragrant with a mixture of bergamot and orange, combined with lavender, rose, lilac and lily-of-the-valley, you just won’t be able to resist!
Used for: Hydrating skin, nourishing skin, anti-ageing
Price: RM7 to RM16 (60-250ml)
2. Hada Labo Hydrating Water Gel
This Japanese product very much helps with skin dehydration. Besides being ‘non-greasy’, it also gives the face a supple feeling after it is applied. Just like its name, it’s very hydrating and aids in prevention of dry skin.
Used for: Hydrating skin, moisturising skin
Price: RM52 for 50g
3. Garnier Sakura White Pinkish Radiance Moisturizing Cream
On top of freshening up your dry skin, this product also adds a pinkish glow to your face. I’m sure working from home may discourage us from looking our best. However, this moisturising cream will have you looking fresh and fine despite being indoors. It nourishes the skin deeply and comes with an undoubtedly cheap price.
Used for: Hydrating skin, radiating skin, nourishing skin, lightening skin, smoothing pores
Price: Ranging from RM23 to RM29 (50ml)
4. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel
This product is also a top seller and the reason why is because it not only leaves your face feeling smooth and soft, it also does not clog your pores. It is 100% alcohol free and cane be used under makeup, or in the case of today, just by itself, to help with dry skin.
Used for: Hydrating skin, moisturising skin
Price: Ranges from RM54 to RM60 (50g)
5. Some By Mi AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Cream
Besides, dry skin, this product from Korea, also focuses on skin with acne, which many of us deal with today. This product clears up your skin to give you a smoother complexion and it contains tea tree extract in it, aiding inflamed skin.
Used for: Hydrating skin, strengthening skin, clearing skin, treating skin acne
Price: RM42 to RM65 (50ml)
6. Olay Regenerist Micro Sculpting Cream
Helping with dry skin, this product is also known to contribute to anti-aging. It helps your skin be more firm and elastic, leaving a more fresh and young look. The product also serves to exfoliate and moisturise skin 10 layers deep. The tad downside though, is that it is slightly pricey, but would definitely be a good investment.
Used for: Hydrating skin, repairing damaged skin, reducing fine lines & wrinkles, smoothing skin
Price: RM72 to RM100 (50g)
7. PINK By PB Pink By PureBeauty So Smooth Pudding Cream
Similar to product no. 2, this pudding cream also leaves behind a pinkish glow on the face. It works to soften the skin and leaves your face feeling refreshed even in a humid weather. Which let’s admit, we have a lot of. Despite it being made in Korea, the product is rather popular, especially for dry skin.
Used for: Hydrating skin, radiating skin, brightening skin, softening skin, enhancing skin, refreshing skin
Price: RM36 for 50ml
8. Rosken Bio Serum
This product is more to the oily side, but it is excellent to keep skin hydrated, especially for those that are constantly exposed to air-conditioning. Besides that, it also helps with fine line, scars and even can be used on knees and elbows to brighten those areas. It is relatively also cheap.
Used for: Hydrating skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, reducing scars, brightening skin, smoothing skin
Price: RM25 to RM30 (50ml)
9. Bio Oil Dry Skin Gel
Specifically for dry skin, this product just needs to be used in a small amount to hydrate your skin. The product was created to not clog pores and has a gel-to-oil texture that aids in absorption. Besides restoring skin to its original moisture, it also has a protective film to resist moisture loss.
Used for: Hydrating skin, replenishes skin, moisturizes skin, restoring skin
Price: RM17 to RM33 (100ml)
10. Egyptian Magic Cream
This cream is made out of all natural ingredients, so for those that have concerns on the chemicals in it, you needn’t worry. Its’ specialty though is the fact that it is a multipurpose cream. You can use it 6 ways! It can be used as a moisturiser for dry skin, a holistic acne treatment, a lip balm, an eye cream, an after-sun moisturiser an even as a hair mask.
Used for: Hydrating skin, moisturising skin, repairing skin, healing skin
Price: RM85 for 59ml
11. Clinelle Pure Swiss Hydra Calm Moisturizer Cream
Believe it or not, this product guarantees results in just three days. Besides hydrating dry skin, it also keeps skin refined and plumped. This moisturiser cream also helps with further absorption when using other products on skin. On top of that it keeps your skin conditioned.
Used for: Hydrating skin, restoring skin, smoothing skin, restoring skin, refreshing skin
Price: RM42 to RM60 (40ml)
So worry not, because despite the fact that we’ve all been stuck at home for a long time now and will probably continue to do so until this pandemic draws to a close, you can still look after our skins. Vitamin D is vital for a healthy skin and thus you should do what you can to care for it. All you’d need to do is pick, search for them online and voila, a week or so later, we can have fresh, supple and not dry skin, sun or no sun!