With the increasing amount of time spent at home amid the coronavirus pandemic, your body is now adjusting to a completely new routine.
Your skin, the largest organ in your body is also having a hard time figuring out what is happening and freaking out in one way or another.
Yes, you are exposed lesser to the harsh sun and use less makeup--or even no makeup at all, which is good for your skin. However, you are also exposing yourselves to more screen time, eat less healthy food and sleep at odd hours to cope with the quarantine blues.
Apart from maintaining a proper waxing schedule to ensure that you avoid crazy hair growth which might be difficult to deal with later and instead have smooth and gorgeous arms and legs throughout this period, here’s how you can tackle some of these skincare challenges while being in quarantine
Stress is Your Skin’s Enemy
Stress can also aggravate acne, and cause serious flare-ups for anyone who has suffered with bad blemishes in the past - while even those with normally-clear skin may experience unwanted pimples and zits.
Follow the golden 3 step rule – Eat Healthy. Get Enough Sleep. Workout Regularly. It will not only help you cope with unattended stress but also tackle those uninvited guests on your face during your time at home.
Take a Break from Devices
Devices emit blue light, also known as high energy visible (HEV) light. This type of light has been shown to have harmful effects on the skin, promoting premature and dark spots. With the increased usage of mobile and laptops in quarantine, our skin is more exposed to HEV light than ever. Make sure you're taking regular breaks from looking at screens.
Alternatively, you can also use a sheet mask or DIY face mask while using your mobile or laptop which can prevent the HEV light in coming in direct contact with your skin.
Moisturise hands frequently
The number-one COVID-19 preventive measure is to wash your hands, so naturally by now you will be washing your hands more often than you used to. However, don’t forget to moisturize your hands after washing
All that washing and hand sanitizer dries out the skin. Use a good hand cream or lotions or petroleum jelly to avoid cracked and chapped hands.
Wear SPF Indoors
While it’s true, your skin is less exposed to the sun since you aren’t going out too much anymore, but the sunlight entering your home from windows can do just as much harm to the skin. Being inside doesn’t mean you are off the hook for wearing sunscreen. Wearing sunscreen becomes especially important if you have waxed your body hair. Your skin is more sensitive to heat and sunlight after a wax, making it more susceptible to damage.
You should be applying a mineral-based SPF product when you're at home to protect yourself from the harmful effects of the sun.
Try these tips to tackle the skincare challenges that you may face in quarantine so you can come out of it with gorgeous clear skin that you always wished for.