With stay-at-home orders in full effect, one would think that during this time, both your skin and hair would be getting healthier. Right? I mean, after all, you’re at home with little to no reason to apply makeup and styling products and hopefully, at this point, you’re not entirely too stressed. That said, it looks like your skin and hair should be getting more beautiful with every passing day, right?
It turns out that the lockdown is actually extremely hard on your appearance. Experts state that staying cooped up at home can cause a variety of dermatological issues. Your hair also suffers and is liable to start breaking as well as become dull and oily.
The main reasons for various beauty issues you might develop during the lockdown are:
- Stress and anxiety
- Lack of exercise
- Poorly balanced nutrition
- Dry air (most homes do not have a healthy level of humidity)
All in all, staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic is definitely not equal to giving yourself a spa vacation. However, you can make it one. The following tips will help you ensure that you keep your skin and hair healthy and beautiful during the lockdown.
Use skin and haircare complexes to get the best care
First of all, you need to provide your skin and hair with the best possible care during this time. Using specialized products is the best way to go as they will provide the maximum effect. To get an even better result, you should use specialized haircare packs as well as skincare routine products by the same brand. Manufacturers usually develop those in groups to provide customers with the most comprehensive care.
Using such “sets” of solutions saves you both time and money because cosmetic products often cost less together. But the most important advantage of buying a pack instead of selecting your hair care products one by one is that those are explicitly compiled to produce maximum results. Products in the set are formulated to complement each other and will provide the best results when used together.
For hair care, the most basic pack is a shampoo, mask, and sole type of leave-in spray or cream. However, skincare “sets” vary greatly, from the basic cleanser + toner + moisturizer combo to the 10-step Korean skincare routine. In this case, using a more comprehensive selection of products might be better. Such a skincare routine will help provide your skin with extra nutrients and moisture that it might be missing out on during the lockdown.
Give yourself a beauty massage every night
Do you get to enjoy a facial massage when visiting your beautician? If not, you definitely should. But before this, you should learn how to do it yourself while at home.
Massage improves blood flow and when done right, it’s one of the most effective tools for keeping your skin glowing with health and wrinkle-free.
While at it, you should extend your massage to your scalp as well. The increased blood flow is essential for the health of your hair. You can do this kind of massage either with your fingers or using a specialized brush. If you suffer a headache, this kind of massage will also help reduce or alleviate it altogether.
Use your favorite oil or cream while enjoying your facial massage. Even five minutes every day before sleep will make a significant difference in the long run.
Give yourself a homemade facial
Staying on lockdown is no reason to skip your facials. You might not have access to professional-grade products your beautician in a salon uses. However, at the moment, you can make your own beauty remedies from the contents of your pantry.
Use ingredients like green tea, olive and coconut oils, oats, and honey to make a variety of hair and face masks. Apply them at least once a week and relax while doing it. Lit some candles and burn incense if you enjoy it. Your task here is not only to give your skin and hair some vital nutrition but also to soothe your mind.
The lockdown has a very negative impact on mental health. This means that even if you aren’t doing anything that can be classified as “stressful,” you are still stressed. Such short spa sessions will help you combat stress and anxiety. Doing this will also help you reduce breakouts and aggravation of any chronic skin issues, like eczema or rosacea.
Romana Hai started blogging full-time in 2013 . Fashion Ambitions is more than a blog and more-or-less acts as a portfolio containing brands/collaborations and achievements. Although Romana was born and raised in New York, she currently resides in the Financial District of Boston, MA. Romana attended Penn State University and graduated in 2010 with two degrees: Economics from the Smeal College of Business and Telecommunications from the College of Communications. You can reach Romana at firstname.lastname@example.org.