Monsoon has taken over the city. While we sit indoors and look out at the Earth get rejuvenated, we can’t help but long for a little refresher ourselves. Time off to take care of us from the inside out. While pollution is only one part of the problem, our routine indoors can also greatly affect the health of our skin care. From too much screen time, to even pulling all-nighters. There are a considerable number of reasons for the health of your skin to go sideways.
WE’RE ALWAYS DOWN FOR SKIN CARE TIPS THAT DON’T TAKE A HUGE BITE OUT OF OUR PAYCHECK!
HERE ARE 5 WAYS TO GET IT GOING.
LIMIT BATH TIME
Nothing comforts us like a nice loooooong hot shower but hold up! Sometimes this does more harm than good. Hot water and long showers tend to eliminate the naturally moisturizing oils created by your skin. The secret to great skin sometimes lies in the oils that keep it hydrated. Try to limit your bath time and instead, go for warm baths daily. The occasional long hot showers feel more special!
The category is.. MOVEMENT! Take your pick – cardio, a fun run or even yoga. Any increase of the body’s circulation will improve skin’s appearance, as well as boost detoxification and cellular renewal all key aspects of an effective skincare routine. Even practicing a Downward Dog position for three to five minutes can boost circulation towards your face, giving your skin a glow.
WASH YOU HANDS
While the current situation demands this anyway, make sure to make this a regular practise through life. Imagine the number of things you interact with, in a day. Door knobs, keyboards, dirty laundry and what have you. When you touch your face, you’re spreading that bacteria to your skin, which then can trigger breakouts and other skin problems. Keeping your face a handsfree zone is one of the many easy ways to give your skin a healthy boost!
TLC is the name of the game, and sometimes it is that simple. Sometimes we feel the FOMO of missing out on those fun all-night sleepovers, night-outs and Netflix specials we want to binge all day and night.
Massage is known to boost blood flow, reduce puffiness, and restore that rosy, healthy skin glow, making it your skincare routine’s friend-with-benefits. Warm and clean hands, a few minutes and enough product to massage over your skin. Work your skin in small, circular motions across the T-zone, temples and neck. Don’t forget to get your CTM (cleanse, tone and moisturize) before it for that extra feel-good factor. Mmmmm!
SLEEP ON YOUR BACK
Getting in that essential 8-hour shut-eye is essential. However, the position you sleep in, matters a great deal as well. The second most common cause of wrinkles is squishing your face into a pillow at night. Sleeping on your back is ideal, since even pressing your cheek into a pillow can cause lines.