In the times of quarantine, life as we know it has come to a standstill. The indefinite lockdown has most of us self reflecting and looking for light at the end of the tunnel. While we aren't sure about other things, one thing we are sure about is that there is definitely a silver lining here for your skin.
With very little exposure to the wrinkle-and-pigmentation-causing hardh UV sunlight, here is the perfect opportunity for you to heal it and undo the damage that has been done. Don't quite know how to go about repairing your skin? Follow these skin-care tips that will help you ace the quarantine and ensure you walk out of this lockdown with a luminous glow!
Go Sans Makeup
We know that this one can be challenging, especially if you're a make up addict like us, but it is definitely worth the trouble. Instead of clogging your pores with foundations, BB creams, compact powders and primers, let your skin breathe over the next few days. Stick to the basic C-T-M (cleansing, toning, and moisturizing) routine to unclog your pores from the past overuse of makeup and hydrate your quarantine-fuelled stressed skin instead.
..But Keep The Sunscreen
Sunscreen is essential for a lot of reasons. It protects your skin against premature aging, prevents brown spots and skin discoloration and also acts as a shield against the harmful UV rays of the sun. We all know this, right? But did you know that the screen of your TV, laptops, and computers emit UV rays, too? Since most of us are working from home, we tend to sit near the windows or in the balcony which exposes our skin to the sun's rays. This is why we don't recommend skipping out on the SPF!
Don't Forget To Wash Your Face After Your Workout
After your intense indoor workout sesh, especially in these Indian summer conditions, it's natural to sweat. Sweating rids your skin of bacteria, dirt, oils, and other impurities which is why most of us experience that post-workout glow. But when you let the accumulated sweat and grime sit on your face your skin tends to re-absorb it causing your skin to break out further. Also, let's not forget that we haven't won the COVID war yet, so washing your face and hands is a complete must.
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
There's no denying that good skin comes from within which is why hydrating is essential. However, it is easy to slack on hydrating when we are at home because we don't get thirsty. Although you may not feel dehydrated necessarily your skin certainly does, especially in the Indian summers. So, don't forget to frequently sip on water, green smoothies, juices, and green tea.
Keep Your Face Mask Game Strong
Although most of us are brave about it, the COVID-19 pandemic can get stressful from time to time. And every beauty conscious person knows that stress can have adverse effects on our system, especially on the skin. Indulging in face masks can help in pampering your skin and alleviate the stress levels. If you don't have any sheet masks handy, go all organic and try your hand at some DIY fruit and turmeric masks. For that summer skin glow, we recommend indulging in face masks at least twice a week.
Get Your Beauty Sleep
Sleep is very important for the mind, body, and skin. Stress induces high levels of cortisol in the body which leads to poor sleeping patterns and ultimately tired drab-looking skin. While we understand that it can be hard not to let the stress get to you we urge you to get creative with your sleeping patterns. Try 10 minutes of meditation, a relaxing bubble bath or reading a book before you sleep to soothe your mind and get 8 hours of sleep. We assure you that not only will you wake up looking fresh your dark circles will also disappear.