Now’s The Perfect Time To Focus On Skincare
While it may be frustrating to be in self-isolation and lockdown, it’s a very good opportunity to start really taking the time to look after yourself and really prioritise skincare, particularly because you’re no longer able to go to your local salon for deep cleansing facials and other similar treatments.
First of all, it’s important to make sure that you keep yourself properly hydrated throughout the day, something that your skin will really thank you for. Perhaps invest in a bottle that helps you track the amount you’re drinking so you know you’re getting at least two litres of water a day.
Getting into a proper routine with skincare is wise, especially at the moment, because it can have a very meditative effect, helping to ease your mind and calm any feelings of anxiety you may have about the current situation.
Be as gentle as you can when using face washes and exfoliators. It may be tempting to scrub away at the skin on your face, especially if you have a condition like acne and you’re getting increasingly frustrated with it, but this can cause microtears in the skin, which can lead to scarring.
You may find that your skincare regime falters a little the more time you spend at home, since your usual daily routine has been disrupted - but do make sure you cleanse, tone and moisturise in the mornings and evenings before bed.
Now’s the perfect time to have some makeup-free days, as well, and you’ll soon see a difference in the quality of your skin as a result.