Suddenly you might be spending a lot more time indoors, but don’t let your skin pay the price. Practicing good skin and self-care is important to your mental and physical health; check out our blog on The Importance of Self Care. Working from home means a lot of screen time, dry air - but also time to finally get that skincare routine going. We’ve collected some tips and tools that will help you take care of your skin.
1. Combat dryness
Being in the house all day can really dry out your skin. Make sure to moisturize; try a face serum or oil, even a hydrating mask. We recommend the Sea Submerge - Hydrating Facial Serum or the Stay Gold Hydrating Face Oil. Remember; it’s not just the skin on your face that needs moisturizing! Washing my hands constantly has left us with some seriously dry hands; so using Grapefruit Turmeric Hand Repair Cream has been saving my skin.
2. Bring the sunshine to your skin
Vitamin D is key to your health, and can even prevent premature aging. Too much sun isn’t good either, but a nice walk outside after applying sunscreen will refresh the body and mind before or in the middle of an indoor workday.
3. Have a self-care night
Nothing makes us feel better than lighting a candle, putting on some music, and having a bath. Make it luxe with the Breathe Vanilla Mint Mineral Bath Soak. For full relaxation, throw on a face mask like the Hello Sunday Vitamin Facial Mask before bed.
4. Getting a good sleep = good skin
Working on flexible time and having weekends free to binge Tiger King has probably hit your sleep schedule harder than expected. A lack of good quality sleep can increase your cortisol, increasing the severity of existing skin conditions. Inflammatory cells also reduce your collagen and hyaluronic acid which gives your skin its glow. While you’re getting your sleep back on track; we recommend the Eyebright Coffee Bean Eye Cream.
No matter where you look, there’s always something to be stressed about, especially when things are changing day to day. Listen to an online meditation, make a to-do list, go through your skincare routine; whatever makes you feel grounded. We recommend square breaths (inhaling, holding breath, exhaling, pausing - all for four seconds) and aromatherapy soothing in times of stress. The blend of lavender and peppermint in the Breathe Aromatherapy Roll On eases headaches and will help you relax.
Whether it’s for your skin, mind or body, make sure you’re taking care of yourself. These times are tough, but there’s no better time to start routines to boost your skin and immune system. We all talk about wishing for more time; now that we have it, let’s invest in ourselves.
About the Author:
Evelyn is a second-year marketing student at the University of British Columbia. She is an advocate for ethical and clean beauty and business and is a face mask connoisseur. She's always open to learning more about making an impact in industry.