What Skincare Routine To Follow During Self-Quarantine?
As per current situation, self-quarantine is a must to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Hope you have already started following WHO suggested “do’s & don’ts” during self-quarantine. Rather than feeling more distressed during the 21 days lockdown, it is wise to make the best use of this time and begin skin loving. In other words, it is the perfect time to build your skin friendly care routine and attain healthy, glowing skin while staying indoors.
What is the perfect skin care routine to follow during self-quarantine?
1. Maintaining skin hygiene
Washing your hands, using a sanitizer and maintaining proper hygienic conditions has become an essential during the corona time. But don’t forget to add face cleansing to that list as well. A dirty face full of impurities & oil causes the clogging of pores, which leads to acne breakouts, microbial infections, and dead skin build-up. Hence, don’t forget to cleanse your face twice or thrice in a day.
For oil or acne-prone skin, it is recommended to use a face wash that possesses natural acne-fighting ingredients. Similarly, AHA based face cleansers are deemed to be the right choice for people with dry, normal, and hyperpigmented skin type.
2. DIY home remedies
We know that self quarantine implies not visiting a saloon. However, fret not. With ample kitchen ingredients present in your household, it is easy to perk up your skin. Try these simple home remedies for bright skin.
Aloe vera and lemon juice
Mix aloe vera juice with ½ spoon of lemon. Apply it all over your face and let it dry. Once dry, wash it with normal water. Applying it twice or thrice in a week can help lighten up blemishes or dark spots.
Haldi face pack
Apply a haldi face pack to get glowing and radiant skin. Mix ½ tbs of turmeric, 1 tbs of gram flour and 2 -3 tbs of milk in a bowl. Keep it for 15-20 mints and then wash your face once dry.
Lemon juice is the best remedy to remove all the stubborn tan caused by the spring sun. Mix the fresh juice of lemon with 1tsp of honey and apply it all over your face. Leave it for 10 minutes then wash off with water.
3. Practice yoga asanas
In the present depressing times, it is important to get relief from stress & negativity piling up around your. Needless to say, a calm state of mind is the key to glowing skin and overall wellness. Several research studies have stated that stress and acne are interlinked. Anxiety elevates the levels of cortisol (stress hormone) in the body, which further leads to acne flare up. Hence, to manage this stressful state, it is advisable to perform some essential pranayama (breathing) exercises and yoga asanas (pose).
Get off your couch and practice these easy exercises in your quarantine phase-
- Nadishodan Pranayama
- Anulom Vilom
- Headstand Pose
- Surya Namaskar
4. Skin hydration is the key
For skin rejuvenation, it is important to offer your skin with in-depth hydration. A skin friendly moisturizer with natural ingredients protects the skin from dryness, and signs of aging. Moisturizers enriched with Hyaluronic Acid are considered the best ways to keep skin hydrated, refreshed, and youthful. Invest this time to understand about hydration rich ingredients that moisturize your skin deeply.
5. Eating a healthy & balanced diet
With no choice left to order junk & unhealthy food from outside, it is the best time to switch to healthy meals that boosts your immune system. Citrus fruits, broccoli, garlic, ginger, spinach, green tea, and turmeric possess skin detoxification and immunity-boosting properties. Make this self-isolation phase a blessing in disguise, by developing healthy eating habits, instead of binging on chips and snacks.