If you had to reschedule all your regular beauty treatments due to COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders – join the club. It might be alarming to be thrown off your routine, but quarantine is actually a great time to restore yourself from the inside out and take time to re-curate your beauty rituals.
Give Your Skin A Break
No-makeup days have jumped from once-a-week to all week. This is your chance to let your skin breathe and reveal it’s natural glow.
Reset your skin by splashing your face with lukewarm water in the morning, patting dry and observing how it changes throughout the day. Does it get flaky, or do you realize a lot of shine at the end of the day?
Your tried-and-true routines of months past might be outdated, since your skin changes based on weather, humidity and mood. Maybe it’s time to swap out that mattifying moisturizer for a juicy, shine-enhancing serum!
Forgoing your weekly facial appointments can be a big disappointment. But don’t despair – many salons are offering opens in a new windowat-home facial kits, complete with products to give yourself an in-house treatment. This is also a great way to support your favorite esthetician while they’re unable to take appointments.
Here’s a recipe to make a facial by yourself with ingredients you probably already have in your cupboard:
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 1 tablespoon finely ground oats
- ½ tablespoon lemon juice
Mix ingredients together into a thick paste and put on a clean, fresh face for at least 15 minutes.
Make Sure Accessories are Clean
Even if you’re not going out as much, it’s still important to make sure that what comes in contact with your skin is clean. opens in a new windowWashing your pillow cases every time you do a load of laundry will make sure dirt and debris stay off your face as you get your beauty sleep.
Wearing a face mask is required in many states now when leaving the house on essential task errands, such as going to the store. Make sure you’re donning a clean, fresh face mask every time you leave the house.
If you’re scouting out the best place to buy face masks, opens in a new windowMonster Aid is a company that’s selling safe, disposable 3-ply masks at an affordable price, so you don’t ever have to sacrifice cleanliness for safety.
Get Some Vitamin D – With SPF, Of Course
Hopefully, wherever you are, that spring sunshine is peeking through. While you’re letting your skin breathe, letting it bask in rays of light can bring a beautiful, healthy color to your complexion and can also boost your immune system – so it’s a win win!
Don’t forget that opens in a new windowfacial sunscreen, so you can avoid darkening scars and wrinkles.
Following these tips can help you come out of quarantine with a gorgeous, fresh complexion. Your skin will be grateful for the break from harsh environments and makeup. The most important thing is keeping yourself and others around you safe and healthy. Your natural beauty will bloom with healthy habits.
Chesiree Katter is currently working as a copywriter, freelancer and barista in sunny San Diego, where she graduated from SDSU with a degree in journalism and international studies. She loves to write about her travels and people she meets along the way. Chesiree loves sitting on the beach with a good mocha, book, and lots of dogs nearby.