7 Ways To Take Care Of Your Skin During The Lockdown
The concept of date and time became irrelevant ever since this quarantine began. Waking up late, going makeup-free, and even sporting oiled hair has become the new norm and will probably 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 skincare routine. Following a strict skincare 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 skincare products that help moisturise and rejuvenate your skin.
Skipping that crowded commute and not going out in the sun doesn’t guarantee your skin will stay healthy or even acne-free. There are many other factors like pollutants, temperature, and even lack of fresh air that can lead to skin damage. You also need to keep in mind that change in diet, activity, and air can also result in facial breakouts, dryness, and other skin reactions. That is why you can never take a break from your skincare routine.
So, what should you do? Well, it’s quite simple. You can stick to your normal skincare routine or even adopt a few new practices. We've listed down a few points to help you get started if you haven't already.
Get Some Vitamin C
Being confined at home doesn’t mean free radicals won't attack your skin. It doesn’t matter if you’re indoors, they are always present in the atmosphere and can cause issues like changes in skin colour to weakened skin and even give you wrinkles. The secret to eliminating these free radicals is antioxidants.
Skincare products enriched with Vitamin C are loaded with antioxidants that help protect and fight any skin damage. You could also try products enriched with Rosehip oil, like GLOW Iridescent Brightening Moisturising Cream to nourish and brighten dry, dull skin.
Don’t Skip The SPF
Just because you aren’t going out in the sun, doesn’t mean you need to ditch your sunscreen. While it should be used throughout the year, applying sunscreen indoors is also a must if you want to avoid sun-damaged skin. Think about it—your glass windows aren’t a shield from the sun’s UV rays. These harmful rays can penetrate through the glass and affect your skin causing wrinkles, fine lines, and other skin damage.
Aside from UV rays you also need to worry about blue light. Blue light waves are emanated from electronic devices and can also damage your skin. So, you need to get your daily dose of SPF regardless if you're self-isolating at home or you're out and about.
Continue Your Nighttime Ritual
This quarantine shouldn’t hinder your nighttime skincare routine. Due to this coronavirus pandemic, you're stuck at home all day, so you have no excuse to skip this routine. If you are feeling experimental, now’s the time to try new skin routines and check if it’s a yay or nay for your skin type.
Drink Plenty Of Water
No matter your age, this one never gets old. The rules remain the same—drinking plenty of water can hydrate your skin, flush out toxins from your system, reduce acne, and leave your skin bright and glowing.
Healthy Food Choices
This coronavirus pandemic has forced us all to avoid ordering in and opt for home-cooked meals. Now's the time to increase your intake of immunity-boosting foods like fatty fish, green vegetables, and fresh fruits. This will not only help protect you from illnesses but will also benefit your skin.
Get Enough Sleep
Admit it, you have disrupted your sleep schedule during this quarantine. A good night’s sleep is as important as the skincare products you use. One of the main skin issues caused due to lack of sleep is dark circles which BTW, no amount of serums and lotions can help erase if you don’t get a good night's rest. Stick to your otherwise daily sleep pattern and avoid staying up till 3 am.