After Lockdown Beauty Tips
The lockdown has been lifted, and life is now getting back to normal. It's summer, businesses are fully open, and everyone is ready to mingle. Getting ready to go out is back, and we might be questioning if we look our best. Sweats are gone, dresses are in, and it's time to prepare our skin to shine again.
How to refresh your appearance:
Catch up on Vitamin D.
"Vitamin D can prevent skin aging, promote healthy bone growth, reduce the risk of certain cancers and improve your mood. However, a low level of vitamin D is associated with the risk of psoriasis and atopic dermatitis." Since we were primarily stuck indoors for a while, some of us might have not been able to get enough Vitamin D. We can fix this by going outside for 10-15 min without sunblock to absorb the vitamin D directly from the sun.
You should always keep your skin hydrated. After the lockdown, the skin might need more hydration because artificial heat, air conditioning, lights, computers, and smartphones can dehydrate our skin. So make sure to drink enough water every day. In addition, choose a good moisturizer that will deeply hydrate your skin, lock in moisture, and enhance your skin barrier.
Eat healthily and start working out.
Healthy foods help your appearance and also help you to feel more energetic. Working out produces endorphins that make you feel positive. It also helps with circulation. Circulation increases blood flow and exercise helps nourish skin cells to keep them vital. "Blood carries oxygen and nutrients to working cells throughout the body, including the skin," says Marmur. In addition to providing oxygen, blood flow also helps carry away waste products, including free radicals, from working cells."
Treat yourself to a Facial.
You can do this by going to a spa and having an esthetician examine your skin. An aesthetician can recommend the best facial for your individual needs. It doesn't have to be expensive. You can find deals on websites such as Groupon. Just make sure you research the place first. A dermatologist can also recommend products or treatments for you and might be covered by your health insurance. If these options aren't accessible, you can find products that exfoliate and replenish your skin. I like to use Pixi Beauty, Glow Peel Pads, Advanced Exfoliating Treatment, followed by a homemade facemask or a sheet mask.
Lastly, check your makeup.
Did any of your makeup expire? Does your foundation still match your skin tone? If your foundation isn't the right shade or your make is old, it can make your skin look bad. On the other hand, fresh makeup and the right shade of foundation for your skin will help you look refreshed so you can look your best when going out.