For many of us, we’re still getting used to the flow of quarantine mode due to the coronavirus pandemic. When it comes to skin-care, there are numerous pros and cons to staying in the great indoors. On the bright side, you can go au naturel and take a break from makeup to give your skin a chance to breathe. But on the other hand, the situation going on in the world today can lead to stress which can cause issues such as acne and dryness. Either way, now’s the prime time to give your skin some extra love and we’re here to give you five simple tips on how to get started.
1. Use an Anti-Dust Cleanser
During this time, it’s more vital than ever to be mindful of hygiene. After all, the coronavirus spreads through germs of those who are affected. In addition to taking preventative actions like washing hands and keeping at least six feet of distance from others, consider starting and ending each day using the JayJun Anti-Dust Fresh Foam Cleanser. Uplift your mood by turning on your favorite playlist while lathering up on this deep cleansing foam. What’s unique about this formula is its power to decrease the adhesion of micro-dust, pollutants, and germs on your skin. Within the key ingredients, eight plant extracts help to create a protective barrier (think of it as an invisible shield throughout the day) which removes 58% of micro-dust particles.
2. Don’t Forget The Toner
Toners are often overlooked in skin-care routines. Doesn’t the cleanser already do the job of, well, cleansing? Yes, but toners deliver an extra layer of protection in addition to getting your face super clean. With the pomegranate extract, the Red Miracle Revital Essence Toner plumps the skin with more hydration and firmness while the ruby powder stimulates skin radiance and helps prevent signs of aging. Just shake the bottle to activate its bubbles, pour it onto a cotton pad and sweep over your skin before following with a moisturizer.
3. Moisturize Twice a Day
Depending on your environment, staying indoors can cause an increase in skin dryness. As a remedy, use a lightweight moisturizer like the Intensive Shining Watery Cream. This cooling gel formula is filled with cherry blossom extract to brighten skin and the layered hyaluronic acid helps replenish hydration. Moisturize twice a day (morning and night) to keep your skin in tip-top shape. To add more moisture to the air, opt for a humidifier.
4. Limit Your Screen Time
It may be tempting to spend more hours in front of the screen these days with nowhere to go but home. But excessive blue light from your phone, computer, and TV may cause skin damage, eye strain, and even trouble sleeping. If it’s a struggle to turn off your devices, try setting an alarm as a reminder to take a break. To soothe tired eyes, pick up the Green Tea Eye Patch Jar and scoop out a pair—leave it on for 20-30 minutes to strengthen the delicate under-eye area while giving it a brightening boost. These multitasking patches also lessen the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
5. Enjoy a Zen Moment
COVID-19 has caused so many changes that it’s not uncommon to experience stress and a roller-coaster ride of emotions. Taking a moment to relax and meditate does wonders for the mind, body, soul, and skin. In addition to applying moisturizer twice a day, adding another form of hydration is even better. Try the 100% vegan It BEGAN Tansy Facial Mask whenever you need to unwind and rest assured that your skin will be drinking up its powerful antioxidants. The main ingredient, tansy, is rich in anti-inflammatory properties which helps calm and smoothen the skin.
Following a regular routine may also be beneficial for mental health and can help cope with change. With so much uncertainty in the world, it’s nice to have something predictable to look forward to every day—starting with skin care.