Stuck at home and dying for a facial? While beauty treatments at your favourite spa may be off the menu at the moment, that’s no reason not to pamper your skin. Here are some skincare tips from the pros that will help you up your beauty routine from the comfort of your own home.
Give Your Skin A Break From Makeup
With time at home and no place to go, isolation is a great opportunity to give your skin a break from heavy makeup and treatments. It is also a good time to take a break from the environmental pollutants and grime that can accumulate on your skin out in the world every day. A skin therapy in Guelph can help your skin stay in good condition and glowing.
This break from makeup and toxins means your skin has a chance to repair and rebuild healthy new cells. Just remember to cleanse your skin with a gentle cleanser every day, especially before bedtime, and drink plenty of water.
Take Your Vitamins
A healthy diet is good for your entire body, but did you know that vitamins are essential for caring for your skin, hair and nails? If your body is lacking in essential minerals and elements, this first thing to go is your hair and nails. This is why it’s important to request a free and private hair consultation beforehand. In addition, vitamins like D3, Iron, Biotin and Vitamin C help your skin and hair grow new cells and also help your complexion and fight signs of ageing.
Even though you may be leaving the house less than before, it is essential to wear sunscreen every day. A broad spectrum sunscreen of at least SPF 30 will help protect your skin from harmful UV rays that can cause cell damage leading to skin cancer, and also cause fine lines and wrinkles. Another reason to slather on sunscreen is that it actually helps your skin cell repair damage that has already happened by protecting your skin and allowing the cells to regenerate.
Give Yourself an At-Home Facial
Just because you are stuck at home doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself. Practice some skincare and self-care by creating an at-home beauty treatment. Here is what you need:
- Cleanse – use a gentle cleanser and a cleansing brush if you have one, or a damp face cloth will work just as well. Brush with small circles across your forehead, nose and chin for 20 seconds then across your cheeks. A light touch is better for your skin. Rinse with warm water.
- Steam – Get a large bowl and a bath towel. Fill the bowl with freshly boiled water and add a few drops of your favourite essential oil. Lavender is particularly relaxing. Place your face over the bowl but keep it about 10 centimetres away so you don’t get burned. Use the towel to tent overhead keeping the steam in. The steam will help open up your pores and loosen dead skin cells. Steam for 2 minutes and repeat.
- Exfoliation – once your pores are nice and open it is time to exfoliate! Get your favourite exfoliator – chemical or physical and scrub away those dead skin cells.
- Mask – Use a mask to hydrate and brighten your skin, or treat any underlying skin issues such as acne, eczema or skin irritation. Apply the mask and wait 15 minutes. This is also a great time to put on your favourite tune or show and relax.
- Moisturize – Serums are also a great way to rejuvenate your skin and help address skin issues. A serum has concentrated active ingredients that soak into the skin. Follow with a moisturizer and you’ll feel like you’ve been pampered at the spa.
Learn some new beauty tricks
One of the benefits of being at home is that you finally have time to take a look at all the available free beauty tutorials online to help you learn new skills and follow the latest beauty trends. You may even be inspired to apply online to your local beauty college.
Pampering yourself once in a while is also good for your mental health. All it takes is a little bit of space, add some bit of face mask, and you got yourself a facial skincare at home. Just don’t forget to enjoy yourself while doing so.