We are all self-isolating in our homes due to stay at home orders, which is an excellent thing for our skin as it’s getting a much-needed break from all the pollution and harmful UV rays we would expose to during a busy work week.
As we’re working from home, we also have a chance at working towards the glow-up we’ve been dreaming of!
However, for some people, the quarantine means that you may not have access to aestheticians and other beauty services you used to rely on. So, you’ve got to be a little creative and learn a few things to have beautiful, flawless skin.
In this blog post, we’ll go through how you can take care of your skin during the quarantine.
Let’s get started!
Here’s How to Care for Your Skin During Quarantine
Quarantine, in some ways, has made our lives busier than ever.
While we aren’t commuting to work, we’re doing more household chores than ever and trying to keep a sense of normalcy in our lives during this pandemic. During all of this, caring for our skin may be on the backburner.
Keep Yourself Relaxed
Do you remember getting zits on your face before having an important exam at school? Or, the time when you were supposed to be giving a speech?
An unhappy mind leads to unhappy skin.
Studies have suggested linked stress to skin issues such as increased acne, dehydrated skin, dull complexion, etc. Since we’re amid a pandemic, it is normal for us to be stressing out--and, it shows on our skin.
Stress promotes the production of cortisol, a hormone that causes inflammation and excess oil production.
We recommend that you try meditating, relaxation techniques, and reducing the hours spent watching news.
Hydration and Nourishment
The indispensable step in caring for your skin is keeping it hydrated, internally, and externally.
Ideally, you should drink at least 8-10 glasses of water every day to get an envious glow.
Of course, that also means having to go to the bathroom every 30 minutes!
You can also try out some DIY face mists to keep your skin nourishing your skin from the outside.
When in doubt, a simple and effective three-step skincare routine is the way to go--especially if you’re having a busy day.
After all, something is better than nothing!
After cleansing your face, you should use a toner and moisturizer for a healthy complexion. Following this simple routine twice a day (and sticking to it) will offer results similar to following an elaborate Korean skincare routine.
Balance It Out
Quarantine means extra time for yourself and your skin.
You might feel tempted to try that DIY face mask you saw on social media, or pamper yourself with new skincare products.
But, you need to remember that going overboard with care can do more harm than good.
Your skin is used to a routine, which is already disrupted due to quarantine. Creating a new, healthy routine for your skin with a few special variations would give you the best results.
What’s your favorite skincare addition to your routine?