Normal life seems a distant memory as we continue through the COVID-19 global pandemic. While many of you are adapting well to the chaos, there’s no ignoring the toll that lockdown is taking on our minds and bodies. Normalcy is edging closer, giving us some well-needed motivation. But, while we’re not back to normal just yet, we must embrace the current situation. Many of us now have the time to look after our health and our bodies. Our skin is vulnerable to significant damage if we neglect it. As our routines are interrupted, it’s vital that we establish new ones. A healthy skin care regimen is essential during quarantine. Here are some ways of breathing new life into your skin while you’re stuck at home.
If you’ve been following the health and safety guidelines, you’re likely to have incurred dryness issues from extensively washing your hands. This dryness can crack, wrinkle, and damage the skin on your hands. It can also be quite painful. Spending extended periods indoors means we are not getting ample fresh air. This can dry out the skin too.Apply moisture to your body regularly, especially to your hands. The best time to apply moisturizer is after you bathe, as it traps the moisture from cleaning.
Exfoliation rids your skin of any potential build-ups. It helps keep your skin healthy and fresh. It also exposes your new cells, allowing for moisturizer and skincare products to penetrate the skin more deeply. This makes for more effective treatment.
Embrace the sun
With less outdoor time, many people are becoming vitamin D deficient. The sunshine vitamin has extraordinary health benefits, and the sun gives your skin a natural glow. It may take some planning, but get out into the sunshine every day where possible.
This links directly to the above point. If you are going outside, you should be wearing protective sunscreen. UVB rays can even penetrate through windows, so be careful if you are sitting for extended periods in a sunlit room.
Go make-up free
Give your skin a break from make-up for a few days. This gives your face a chance to repair, and it helps rejuvenate the cells. Your natural oils are given space to work their magic. It can also save you some money on your annual beauty spend.
Self-massaging your whole body has tremendous benefits. Not only does it stimulate your body and mind in a meditative way, but self-massaging with oils is also great for the skin. Gently massaging your skin using natural oils improves circulation while your body absorbs vitamins and antibacterial minerals.
Book a future appointment
With some businesses already opening up again, you’ll be back to your healthy skin and beauty routine in no time. For now, why not book an appointment or plan your next procedure. If you are worried that your skin has suffered during quarantine, research industry leading laser skin care treatments, and ensure that you get the best treatment possible.
Your body and your health are your most valuable assets, so make sure to stay safe and well for the duration of the lockdown. We have linked some of our favorite skincare products that you can still get delivered to your door! You can use the arrows to scroll left and right to go immediately to each product.
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