5 Skincare Tips To Do During Lockdown
Drinking lots of water is a good habit. But if you’re not as active as before, you can forget to do so.
Also, having your AC or heater turned on most of the time exposes you to dry air, which dries out your skin. And when that happens, it accelerates skin aging.
That’s why you should retain your skin’s moisture and keep it hydrated all day.
This promotes moisture that leads to healthier, plumper, more supple skin.
Although we’ve been depending on our devices a lot during the lockdown, they emit a blue light called High Energy Visible (HEV) light. HEV light is known to cause premature aging and dark spots.
Aside from that, looking down at your phone creates folds on the skin on your neck, causing early wrinkling.
This is known as “tech neck”.
To avoid this, try to reduce screen time by picking up a new hobby or having a relaxing spa day at home.
Just Do It
Just because you can’t go to the gym doesn’t mean you can’t be active. There are a ton of workout videos you can stream and do right in the comfort of your own home.
Exercise is good for the skin. It helps maintain healthy levels of the stress hormone cortisol.
High cortisol levels can cause the collagen in your skin to break down, leading to wrinkles and sagging.
Working from home or being on lockdown allows us a few extra hours of sleep. This is great because sleep is when your skin regenerates and repairs itself.
If you’re having a hard time getting some shut-eye lately, avoid drinking caffeine after 5 pm. Also, be sure to switch off your devices one hour before bedtime.
You can also let yourself relax and unwind with a good book. Or you can try mindful meditation in bed.
The important thing is to get that much-needed sleep both you and your skin need.
If self-isolation feels like an extended vacation, then give your skin the same kind of break.
It’s a great time to go back to basics and give your skin a rest from all that makeup and facial products. Simplify your skincare routine or try out a new product.
Choose one that can address most of your skin concerns then stick to that regimen and see it through.
Give that product a chance to work wonders on your skin.
So now that you’re spending a lot of free time indoors, make the most of it by focusing even more on skincare.
Now is the perfect time to do so.