Maintaining a Skincare and beauty routine whilst staying at home
You may be wearing less make-up during isolation and have more time to focus on your skin but your change in routine may have left your skin struggling. It is important at this uncertain time to adopt a self-care routine and treat ourselves with care and compassion Mental, physical and environmental changes may be to blame for unsettled skin therefore it is important to remember the basics of a quality skincare routine.
1. Cleanse twice a day
If you aren’t wearing make-up, not leaving the house and clocking less than 1000 steps a day it can be tempting just to splash your face with water or not clean it at all. But you’re still sweating in your sleep and throughout the day, and if you’ve applied moisturiser or other products then these can build up and cause problems. Evolve Beauty Gentle Cleansing Melt is ideal for an end-of-day cleansing balm to remove dirt and debris as well as soothe the skin. Wake up with the REN Rosa Centifolia Foaming Cleanser which balances the skin and tightens pores, creating a perfect canvas for the day ahead.
2. Exfoliate to prevent clogged pores and promote glowing skin
Exfoliate once to three times a week to slough off dead skin and reveal the new skin cells below. Freshly exfoliated skin is glowing, smooth and can absorb your favourite serums and moisturisers more effectively. It is key to choose an exfoliator which isn’t too harsh on the skin as you do not want to damage the skins moisture barrier.
Why not try Pai Kukui and Jojoba Skin Brightening Exfoliator which buffs the skin to refine the texture without irritating? It is even suitable for sensitive skin.
3. Hydrate with serums and creams
Now is the perfect time to experiment with layering hydrating serums and creams to lock in moisture and soothe the skin. Evolve Beauty Hyaluronic Serum 200 contains 200mg hyaluronic acid per bottle which is proven to hydrate skin from within and plump up fine lines and wrinkles. If you suffer from redness, REN Evercalm Anti-Redness Serum reduces inflammation, redness, and irritation whilst boosting hydration levels. Don’t forget to add a hydrating moisturiser on top of any serums, Evolve Beauty Daily Renew Facial Cream is soothing and hydrating, ideal to use daily. To combat any dry patches, use Weleda Skin Food Light to provide the skin with an intense surge of moisture.
4. Don’t skip the SPF
If you are making the most of your allocated daily outdoor exercise or if you’re lucky enough to have a balcony or garden, make sure you’re using SPF. UV rays from the sun cause skin ageing such as fine lines, wrinkles and brown spots as well as increasing your risk of skin cancer. It is vital to wear a high SPF sun cream such as Pai Hello Sunshine Sensitive Sunscreen SPF 30. This sun cream is non-greasy which is ideal for under make-up and will also prevent blemishes.