Care for skin and hair @ lockdown
By Temitope Ojo
As we all stay in our homes to help flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic, many are sharing ideas on how to stay productive, healthy and in high spirits.
Natural ways for boosting immunity are also a topic often discussed though done from a distance. It is also important to share some beauty tips to work with this season.
The skin and hair also take a beating due to decreased physical activity. The body is energised by getting out of the house and indulging in physical activities, and that’s how the metabolism also remains good.
But there can be stiffness in the body due to lack of activity, which could, in turn, make the skin and hair dull like never before.
To uplift your mood quite instantly, the simplest thing you can do is look after yourself. Thankfully, these days, it is an essential act of self-love and self-care that we all have the time to engage in.
Here’s a guide to looking after your skin and hair during lockdown.
1. Move your body for that glow
For your metabolism not to be affected due to the lack of physical activities, use the stairs. If you like to dance, simply groove to your favourite song. This will keep your hair and skin both in good shape. Try and indulge in this activity for 20 minutes every morning, afternoon and evening. This will also help in the circulation of antioxidants in the body.
2. Stay away from processed food
The less processed food you take, the better it is. During this time, if you are drinking juice and coconut water then it is good for your body. Eat fresh vegetables, fruits, and salads as much as you can. Eat light food with fewer spices, and watch your skin and body glow.
3. Use natural ingredients
During this time, it would be better to use natural products for skincare instead of ready-made cosmetics. Get a cucumber, tomato, and potato. Wash and grind all three together. Turn it into a cold face pack by putting the mixture into an ice tray. Just apply this cube on your face, let it dry and then wash it.
4. Cleanse your face
Cleanse your face regularly with a gentle purifier like a mixture of turmeric, papaya, and lavender. It works together to exfoliate, heal and fight off bacteria.
5. Detox and exfoliate skin at least two times each week
Sugar, activated charcoal, bentonite clay, and coconut milk powder gently exfoliate skin and help to draw out impurities, making your complexion glow and brings out your own natural beauty.
6. Soothe and hydrate with oils
Massaging with oils helps to deeply moisturise the skin and gives it a radiant glow. It is also an easy and amazing way to relieve stress.
7. Dry skin on hands
With so much hand-washing and using hand sanitizers, the skin on our hands needs far more attention than usual. Applying a thick layer of the hand cream, couple with topping it with some cotton gloves. Either leave on overnight or while you watch a movie. If you don’t have any hand cream, try olive oil.
The most important tip is, stay inside your house, keep on washing hands and using a sanitiser.