5 Easy Ways To De-stress Your Dull Skin

The past almost two years now have been tough on many. With lockdowns and restrictions in place leading to stress and the deterioration in mental health, this will also take a toll on our skin. 

An expert that specialises in the psychological impact of skin conditions has said that feelings of emotional distress can lead to the release of stress hormones that affect the immune system. This will worsen the condition of the skin, delaying its healing process and disrupting its natural barrier causing dull and unhealthy skin. 

Here are some ways you can easily de-stress your skin from the comfort of your own home. 





1. Set aside at least 10 minutes out of your day to exercise

Commit to a consistent workout routine of at least 10 minutes to get your heart going. It's important to get your body moving in order to improve blood circulation. This will promote collagen production and the growth of new skin cells which keeps the skin looking youthful and glowy. Another easy way to boost collagen production is by incorporating CLEF's Copper Peptide Mask into your skincare routine. Its main ingredient, Copper Peptide, is great in increasing collagen and elastin production. It is also suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin!


2. Get at least 7 hours of sleep every night

Getting your beauty sleep in is no myth. Studies have shown that the key to a glowing complexion is by having 7 to 9 hours of quality sleep every night. Lack of sleep can lead to premature aging, puffiness, dullness, and inflammation. This is because your body repairs itself and recovers when you're asleep and the boost of blood flow while you snooze will ensure you wake up with a healthy glow. 





3. Soak up all of the relaxing scents

Certain scents from essential oils have been proven to have the ability to help relax the mind. This has been used for thousands of years as a remedy to instil calmness. When you've had a long day, wind down with a warm bath and finish it by massaging your body with a lotion that contains essential oils. 



4. Be consistent with your skincare routine

Your skin thrives when it is being given a consistent skincare routine. Trying out different products and steps frequently may lead to your skin finding it hard to adjust. Meanwhile, if you stick to a routine for at least a month or so, you'll find that the ingredients used in your skincare will build up in your skin cells, making the changes on your skin more apparent. A simple skincare routine can just consist of a few easy steps: 

  • Cleansing
  • Toning
  • Essence 
  • Moisturising
  • Sun Protection


5. Minimise makeup wear as much as possible 

Sometimes when your skin is in a bad condition, you would be tempted to use more makeup products to cover it up. However, this will cause your skin to be even more stressed with the makeup clogging up the pores and further triggering inflammation. This is why it is always better to let your skin breathe and avoid putting on makeup as much as possible.

Stop compromising your dull skin and begin your journey to healthier, de-stressed skin with CLEF Skincare. Formulated with only the best ingredients, we're committed to uprooting skin issues through clean and effective ingredients. Be rest assured that all of our products are suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin. 

One of the best ways to care for your skin during its stressed out condition is by pampering it with skincare goodness that is made out of premium ingredients.

Head on over to our website to read more reviews on why our products are so well-loved and try them out to see the changes on your skin! 

About CLEF

"Optimising your skin with CLean and EFfective solutions."

At CLEF, we don’t want to treat skin issues— we want to introduce forward solutions that can improve all skin types in the most optimal way. We want results that are not only notable, but also safe and long-lasting. We want to provide solutions beyond addressing your skin’s true concerns.

When developing each solution, we ask ourselves: (1) is it made CLean & EFfective and (2) is it a Face Forward solution?

Our Practice

CLean & EFfective

CLean & EFfective is what CLEF is all about.

We source only high-quality, cruelty-free ingredients that are indiscriminately friendly to the relevant skin types, excluding any harmful, unsafe ingredients in our formulations.

Moreover, all our products are accommodative to our high-humidity weather for maximum local suitability.

By combining totally safe ingredients with cutting-edge formulations, we strive to optimise your skin in the most harmless yet innovative way.

Our Philosophy

Face Forward

Everyone has a skin goal, but current skincare trends may not be able to meet that yet.

As a futurist skincare brand, we keep tabs on the newest scientific breakthroughs to research and develop forward solutions that the market has yet to see.

We also instill creative thought into bettering each product’s texture, scent, and packaging for an optimised user experience.

With these solutions, we aim to advance you towards your skin goal, empowering you to Face Forward with confidence.

Let’s optimise your skin, and say hello to a better you!

Our Products

CLean & EFfective Solutions

Our Journey

CLEF’s Story


The Spark

Various skin concerns plague those closest to us, and the lack of accessibility to skincare products without harsh or downtime-inducing ingredients pushed us to develop our own products that are free from the stress of damaging their delicate skin further.

The challenge began as we set out to look for a lab willing to realise our vision. After meeting 24 potential investors and 12 manufacturers, one finally agreed to work with us, as we began developing our first product— the Copper Peptide Mask.


Black & Gold

After 1.5 years, our Copper Peptide Mask was finally ready— a leakproof sheet mask soaked in a soothing serum that repairs early signs of aging to nurture a youthful complexion, and is suitable even for sensitive skin, eczema and angioedema.

The mask became a hit locally, which paved the way for us to develop our next Anti-Aging product: the Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel.



Going abroad to the US, UK, Canada and Europe, we brought along the new and gentle Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel, garnering fans overseas. Back home, major beauty retailer Sa Sa welcomed CLEF onto its shelves, making way for us to provide solutions offline across Malaysia.



Blessed with media attention i.e. The Sun Daily and Vulcan Post, we expanded into body care with the Relaxing Body Lotion, and marched our Anti-Aging Series forward with the Radiant Gold Essence. With an ensemble of solutions, we made our Shopee Mall debut and began collaborating with various creators, local brands and media outlets including Astro Go.



Kicking off the year with the Pomegranate Instant Calming Mask which immediately became a crowd favourite, we then completed the long-awaited Anti-Aging Series, created makeup assist products Potato Instant Hydrating Mask and Skin Perfecting Sunscreen, and released the now sold-out Nourishing Body Lotion. We concluded the year with a fully-expanded team in the Kuala Lumpur office, and an established presence amongst online skincare enthusiasts.

As CLEF products are also made available in major stores Aeon Wellness and Watsons, we slowly found our footing in becoming a household brand for locally-produced clean skincare products.


Facing Forward

As we’re on the way to launching our very own physical store, our mission to bring forward solutions for all skin types is far from over. 

Look forward to brand-new product lines for specific skin types and exciting offline events in the near future!