We're still wearing masks and face shields today and just this weekend, I had to go to Araneta Coliseum to get the second and final dose if my COVID-19 vaccine after being a hermit for a couple of months. We barely open our home for anything except for deliveries and we make it a point to observe strict procedures like disinfecting hands and extremities before and after opening the door, wearing N94 and face masks and maintaining distance from people who come from outside. We've well isolated ourselves for about a year now and I think we're still doing good.
Although I'm confined at home, that doesn't mean we're going to just be lazy and not take care of our skin. I believe in the saying "Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize" and it's what I practically do to look like I'm a few years younger (maybe 20 years lol) and it doesn't have to be complicated. You see, brands like Face Republic are local. They're made in Korea, but the formulation of their different products are made for the Filipino skin. It's like a merge of what's good in both worlds. I've had to try some of them this evening. Admittedly, I do sometimes get "Maskne" which is a new urban term of acne forming on the area which you cover with a face mask. I've seen a lot of people suffer from that and aside from the usual soap and water people use to clean their face (although not all soaps are okay), this could well help them clean up a bit more.
After a shower, apply the Face Republic AHA/BHA Toner on your face and neck area with a cotton ball/flat cotton pads which you can buy in groceries/leading drugstore (except eye area). You'll get the dirt and oil out in no time. It's got water, soluble and organic ingredients which improves skin tone and texture, brighten those acne marks so you'll have even looking skin too. They also have the Face Republic Calming Blemish Madeca Serum which is anti-inflammatory in nature, so wounds heal faster, and is also anti-aging. If you've got really active acne, it would tone that down a bit and dry up open wounds that lie mostly on the surface. Since I didn't have acne this evening, I could feel it kinda tightens up a bit, or maybe that's just because the room was cold when I applied it. They have a special medicine dropper like contraption for that, and it doesn't have much of a fragrance (which I prefer especially if I'm applying it before I sleep).
The Face Republic Cica Gel Moisturizer on the other hand was lightly scented with minty/eucalyptus like fragrance (I couldn't almost smell it after application). You have to apply this after the toner so you won't dry up your skin. It's also got Tea Tree leaf extract which is anti inflammatory, something that you would need if you've got acne. Most of these are also water based, easily absorbed when you apply it and you don't feel sticky afterwards which is a plus on my books. These products are also tested by the Korea Dermatology Research Institute, all hypoallergenic, and the packaging is also environmentally friendly.
You can get the Face Republic AHA/BHA Toner here https://shp.ee/x9phb5b
Get the Face Republic Calming Blemish Madeca Serum right here https://shp.ee/z2p7udt
You must get the Face Republic CICA Gel Moisturizer if you get the toner because that combination rocks! https://shp.ee/vjeijst
Go download the Shopee app on the App Store or Google Play Store if you still don't have it. I'll try it the whole week and edit this if I need to, but so far, I feel it's so good on my skin!