With the increasing amount of time spent at home amid the pandemic, your body is now being accustomed to the new routine. Waking up late, going makeup-free, and even donning oiled hair has become the new standard and will apparently continue to be until it's safe to go out again. While it is okay to take a break from your makeup and hair products, the one thing you absolutely shouldn't forget is your skin care routine.
Wondering how you can keep up your skin care game during the lockdown? Being in quarantine has allowed you to rectify your skin care regimens and remain consistent with them, which you may not have given yourselves time to do before.
Following a stringent skin care ritual, regardless of a lockdown, is a must if you want to avoid any unintended skin damage. While cleansing, exfoliating, and DIY face masks are beneficial, it's also important to use skin care products that help moisturize and rejuvenate your skin.
With boosted popularity and importance in skin care during self-isolation, we want to make sure that you treat your skin well and feed it properly with the right products for you.
Following A Simple Yet Effective Skin Care Routine
There are a few basic principles of proper skin care that are vital.
Everyone has different skin types and can alter the basics or add certain steps that will suit their own precise needs.
It is always helpful to follow a few easy guidelines of a standard and effective skin care routine, and from there, you can perfect it to fit your own unique skin type.
1. Exfoliate! Exfoliate! Exfoliate!
Exfoliation should be the first step of any primary skin care routine. It is important to be gentle and aware of how much your skin can take in frequency. If you over-exfoliate, use too rough of a formula, or exfoliate too frequently, your skin could pay the price with irritation and unsightly redness. When done correctly, exfoliating is an imperative step that opens up your pores and lets them breathe. It also rids your skin of dead cells and boosts cell turnover, as well as improves your skin to more efficiently absorb serums and creams.
If you are looking to try out a gentle exfoliant to add to your routine, check out Oriental Botanics Australian Tea Tree Anti Acne Face Scrub
. This face scrub is formulated to rebuild your naturally glowing skin. It enhances the skin's clarity and radiance and revives the skin. Mild abrasive agents and gentle exfoliants are blended in the face scrub to reveal the younger layer of skin hidden behind the dead skin cells and helps to eliminate skin dullness & dryness. It helps in loosening the blackheads and whiteheads and unclogging the pores. It helps to fade the dark spots, and its skin-lightening effect helps reduce the appearance of the hyperpigmented spots. The skin-conditioning agents infused in the scrub leaves the skin moisturized and supple.
This is a step that can be executed into your morning and evening routine, as long as you are using a gentle cleanser for both. You can use the same cleanser both morning and night, or choose one that's night-specific for your PM routine and a conventional gentle cleanser for your AM routine.
A great cleanser you can try out is the Oriental Botanics Aloe Vera, Green Tea & Cucumber Hydrating Face Wash
. This is a multipurpose face wash that combines cleansing with skin care to restore your skin to its naturally healthy state. Despite its powerful cleansing action, it is gentle on the skin. Its rich, creamy lather cleanses away all traces of impurities and clears the skin so that your skin feels fresh and is revitalized. Packed with skin-hydrating and nourishing botanical ingredients, it instantly banishes skin dullness and brings out the natural beauty of your skin. This hydrating face wash replenishes the skin's hydration so that your skin does not feel dry, stretched, or scratchy and remains supple after cleaning.
3. Treat Your Skin
After your skin has been exfoliated and cleansed, it is ready to be treated for whatever issues you would like to address or if you love to pamper your skin a little more. This is the time to pop on acne treatment, corrective serum, eye gel, toner, etc. This step will be most beneficial as part of your nightly routine, so in the morning, you can feel free to skip this step and move right to moisturizer.
One recommendation for under eye care is the Oriental Botanics Aloe Vera, Green Tea & Cucumber Eye Radiance Under Eye Roller
. It instantly hydrates and revives the under-eye area and helps the skin retain its hydration for a longer time without a greasy feel. It helps in reducing dark circles, under-eye puffiness, fine lines, and wrinkles. It helps to preserve the younger-looking texture of your under-eye skin for a longer time and minimizes the imperfections with regular use.
When it comes to moisturizing, be sure to use a lightweight moisturizer with SPF as part of your morning routine. According to dermatologists, you should be wearing SPF every day, even if you don't plan to leave the house. The reason for this is that damaging UV rays can still impact us when indoors. As for a nightly step, you can switch out the lightweight SPF moisturizer for one that's deeper penetrating for overnight repair.
Oriental Botanics Australian Tea Tree Anti Acne Face Gel
is a day & night gel enriched with natural oils and plant extracts to moisturize and nourish the acne-prone and oily skin. It is a non-comedogenic gel that quickly permeates the skin without clogging the pores and improves the stressed skin condition.
Some Best Skin Care Tips During Self Isolation
It can be quite tiring to figure out the best way to maintain a skin care routine that works for you.
Have a look at some tips that can assist in rectifying your skin care regimen during quarantine without doing any further damage, giving you real results that last.
1. Remember To Keep It Simple:
It can be fascinating to ditch everything from our old routine and immediately switch to a new one just because we have more time than we know what to do with. However, this may result in an adverse change for your skin, mainly if the products and regimen you were using previously worked well for you! According to skin care experts, it is best not to switch up your routine with tons of new products drastically. Alternatively, you can focus on the products that work for you, incorporate those into your regimen, and try to keep it as simple as possible.
2. Wear Less Makeup
Rather than ditching all the products from your regular skin care routine, try deserting the makeup instead! Being in quarantine gives us a perfect chance to take a break from applying and removing makeup every day, allowing our skin to breathe.
3. Nourish Your Body From The Inside Out
The more you are doing to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle from the inside out, the more immeasurable results you will see in your skin! Keep eating nourishing foods, stay active, and foster healthy habits. This is a significant element for maintaining not just healthy skin but a healthy body and mindset as well.
4. Incorporate Self Care
What better time to lean into self care than during quarantine? There are many ways that self care can be implemented into your skin care routine. According to experts, many of you are actively trying to combat "stay-at-home skin" right now, which is the appearance of tired-looking eyes, sagging skin, and lack of color due to less movement and exposure to sunlight. We can turn this around into healthy skin care and self care practices by using a face mask once a week, using an at-home face steamer, or using a jade stone roller to massage the face.
5. Take Precautions Against Blue Light
Sitting at home, working from home, and staring at a screen all day not only takes a toll on your mental health, brain function, sleep cycle, and attention span but takes a toll on your skin as well! There have been studies suggesting that light exposure from digital devices could contribute to early aging. Aside from taking breaks from screens during work, it is also a good idea to implement a product into your routine that will protect and defend against blue light emissions. It will assist in perfecting your quarantine skin care!
6. Toss Old Products
Like most of us, you probably have a ton of old skin care products lying around that were used once or twice and then pushed to the back of the closet and never touched again. Well, now is the absolute time to clean them out and streamline your collection of products! Trust me, many of you must have held onto products that are either expired or no longer serve a purpose anymore. Since we should be sticking to a simple skin care regimen using products that we trust, there is absolutely no need to keep the old ones. It is time to declutter your space and purge them.
7. Think Of Skin Care As "˜Me' Time
As mentioned previously, skin care has become a coping mechanism for many of you, especially during a challenging and difficult time like this. With all the disruption and uncertainty, people have clung to that they can control and improve their habits, including how they care for their skin. When you have this mindset about skin care and thinking of it as pampering rather than a task, you will be more likely to stay consistent and get better results.
Keeping these tips in mind, you can definitely reach your skin care goals during quarantine!
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