You can avoid dressing up and make-up but you cannot avoid skincare! We bring you tips to take care of your skin.
What this article is about
- Why skincare is essential during a pandemic
- How to take care of your skin
While it is okay to take a break from your makeup and hair products, the one thing you absolutely shouldn’t forget is your skincare routine. Quarantine time has been tough for everyone including skin, as stress and fear of an uncertain future can affect the skin, leading to open pores, dullness, and even acne. However, follow these tips to take care of your skin during pandemics.
A balanced diet is very important for skincare. Staying home does not mean binge-eating junk food throughout the day. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper. It is important to focus on the ingredients in your kitchen that will help boost your immunity. When you are eating a balanced and nourishing diet at home, your skin will reflect that.
Drink plenty of water
To keep your skin hydrated and fresh, drink at least 8-10 glasses of water, as it helps in flushing out toxins. In this hot and humid weather, rely more on liquids than solids. With enough water, you can take care of your skin very well.
It helps to nourish your skin cells by increasing blood flow, which carries oxygen to the cells and makes your skin clearer but always makes sure to cleanse your face to remove bacteria and sweat residue.
Exfoliate your skin with a homemade or store-bought scrub at least once a week to get rid of dead skin and bacteria. You can also use any cleanser for this purpose. Make sure you opt for a gentle scrub and do a patch test before any DIYs. The mistake of exfoliating your skin daily results in drying of the skin and cause breakouts.
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Get Vitamin C
Despite being indoors, you can be affected by the climate or the bacteria present in the air which will weaken your skin. Use skincare products such as oils and serums enriched with Vitamin C that nourishes and brightens your skin.
YES, every skin type needs a moisturiser. Even if your skin is oily look for a water-based moisturiser that does not clog pores. Many people are experiencing cracked and chapped hands due to the overuse of sanitisers. Moisturise your face and hands each time you wash them.
Even if you are tempted to watch your favorite shows or movies late into the night, compromising on your regular sleep cycle while you are home is a big NO, NO. Try to get at least eight hours of sleep every night, if you want to take care of your skin seriously. This will help prevent dark circles, puffy eyes, and premature aging of the skin.
NOTE: If you have any skin allergies, please refer to a doctor first.
(Gargi Sachdeva is a freelance writer with Children's Community Foundation)