With a second lockdown recently having being announced many will be returning to working from home for a definite period of at least four weeks. During this period it will be particularly important to maintain good routines for when you finally do return back to your normal place of work. One thing to pay particular attention to is your skincare routine. Whilst many of us think that this is limited to just cleansers and skincare products there are other things you can implement into your routine to help give your skin that extra boost.
You will probably hear time and time again about how drinking water is crucial for your skin. Drinking water should not be limited to the summer alone, in fact, our skin tends to feel duller during the winter months, this is due to the harsh weather and also probably because we tend to opt for hot drinks such as coffee more, which do absolutely no favours to our skin. Our skin can become dehydrated and lack that extra glow. Therefore it is just as important to drink water in the winter as it is in any other season. Drinking water is also known to significantly increase energy levels and brain function.
Give yourself a mini facial
With the closure of close contact services, getting your regular facial from your trusted beautician seems like a lifetime away. You could instead look at giving yourself a mini facial. It doesn’t have to be as rigorous as what you would receive from a salon based professional, but you could start by exfoliating and perhaps use a face mask more often than you usually would. This should help to give your skin that boosted glow until you are able to visit salons again.
Using SPF all year round is a must, whilst we may believe that it is only essential during the summer months, it is equally as important in the winter months. A common misconception is that being indoors means that SPF is not necessary. Research has shown that UVA rays, which make our skin age, can still penetrate glass panes on windows. It is therefore important to wear SPF all year round, regardless of whether you are indoors or out!
You may have chosen to reduce the amount of makeup you decide to use during the lockdown. Even so, it is still a good idea to double cleanse your skin. Firstly to remove any makeup worn during the day and then again to remove any other impurities you may accumulate and not removed properly. Good skin is definitely the perfect base when you do eventually start to apply makeup on your skin. Using a gentle cleanser won’t have too much of an impact on all the natural oils from your skin. If you’ve got naturally oily skin, you may want to use a foaming face wash which is appropriately gentle, whereas if you’ve got dry skin it’s generally better to use a cream or lotion form of cleanser to avoid too much irritation.
Our Pro’s at Glamdeva are highly skilled and will be able to work with most skin types using the correct products and techniques. We will be available to take online bookings from the 2nd December 2020.