Noticing your skin turn dull and swallow when you’re ill is common. Depending on the illness, your skin can get dehydrated, look pale and tired, or get irritated from the medication that you have been taking. Your regular, pre-illness routine may not be enough to protect and nourish your skin after recovery. Your skin’s immunity has dropped substantially and it needs potent ingredients to bounce back to its original state.

Here is a foolproof skincare routine to help you with that…


01.Double cleanse

Double cleanse

Upgrade your everyday cleansing ritual with a double cleanse to get your skin clean and ready for the next steps in the skincare routine. Use an oil-based cleanser like the Lakme Absolute Argan Oil Radiance Rinse Off Cleansing Oil to get rid of oil and product build-up on your skin. Follow this with a water-based cleanser like the Lakme Blush & Glow Strawberry Blast Face Wash to wash off dirt and impurities. This face contains gentle scrubbing beads that will slough away dead skin cells to reveal glowy skin underneath.




An effective toner helps balance the pH levels of your skin, hydrate it, and regulate the sebum production that was previously disturbed by your illness. Follow up your cleansing step with an alcohol-free, soothing facial toner like the Simple Kind To Skin Soothing Facial Toner to keep your skin feeling soft, fresh and supple.


03. Serum


Once your skin is prepped with toner, use a nourishing serum to speed up the regenerative and healing process of your skin. A nutrient-rich formula like the Dermalogica Biolumin-c Vitamin C Serum can help brighten and firm your complexion. The peptide and AHA-infused serum also helps renew your skin to get it back to its original, radiant self.


04. Moisturise


A long illness can often compromise the lipid barrier of your skin, resulting in moisture loss and a dull appearance overall. Promote barrier recovery with the help of a hydrating moisturiser that contains skincare heroes like hyaluronic acid and vitamin E. The Pond’s Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturiser is a great pick as it contains both. It is lightweight, suitable for all seasons and brings back the lost glow on your face.


05. Sunscreen


Protect your already damaged skin from UV exposure while it is in healing mode. Use a broad-spectrum formula like the Pond’s Sun Protect Non-Oily Sunscreen SPF 50. The matte finish keeps it feeling light on your skin all day and inhibits issues like hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles while your skin is healing itself.