The recent enforcement of the Movement Control Order has seen a lot of people following the rules of social distancing and also staying indoors to protect themselves. With many forced to stay home, some are starting to feel restless.
Maintaining a routine, focusing on your hobby or even starting on a new hobby during this period of uncertainties, however, have been said to help cope with the stress and anxiety of having to stay home. That being said, this period is a good time for you to stay home and take care of your skin. Not only is it good for your mental health , you’re also going to come out of quarantine with supple, glowing skin!
Even though you are not going out, dust, dirt and oil can still build up on your skin, making it super important to cleanse your face. Also, a clean base is needed for all your other skincare products to work effectively. A gentle cleanser containing purifying ingredients such as activated charcoal will help cleanse your skin, unclog pores and remove impurities. For those whose skin is on the drier side, look for a gentle liquid cleanser which contains honey for an extra boost of moisturisation.
Tone your skin
People are still divided on whether a toner is necessary in a skincare regimen. However, a good toner can prep your skin, helping other products to get absorbed, working their magic on your skin.
If you are looking to brighten the stubborn dark spots which have been on your skin for weeks, now is the time to do it. Staying at home means you are not being exposed to the sunlight as much – the sun’s harsh ultraviolet rays is the culprit that worsens the appearance of the dark spots. Look for toners that contain Alpha-Arbutin, an ingredient which has been proven to brighten your complexion for an even-toned, flawless skin so you can come out of self-isolation looking your best.
Target specific skin concerns
Take your skincare routine a step further with a powerful serum. Formulated to deliver a potent shot of active ingredients into your skin, serums are more effective in targeting and solving skin concerns. For those with highly sensitive skin, a soothing and hydrating serum can help diminish redness, calm irritation and improve overall skin health.
Malaysia’s weather is unbelievably hot this past few weeks, so while we’re all indoors observing the recent Restriction of Movement Order, most of us might resort to seeking the help of an air-conditioner. Staying in an air-conditioned room for prolonged hours however might dry your skin, so do not forget to moisturise.
Even people with oily skin need to moisturise as the lack of moisture might lead your skin to produce more oils. Don’t forget to also moisturise your hands! All those hand-sanitisers contain alcohol and they can be super drying. Look for moisturisers rich with skin-replenishing ingredients such as ceramides or glycerin to revitalise your skin’s hydration. Meanwhile, emollients such as shea butter and various fatty acids hold moisture in your skin and restore your skin barrier for a healthy and supple skin.
Put on a sheet mask!
You’ve responsibly put on your 3-ply face mask whenever you are out and about, and if you are wearing your mask correctly, your skin will have little room to breathe. While this is not ideal for the skin, as it can lead to dryness and peeling, it is a necessary step to do to further protect yourself.
A sheet mask is a piece of thin fabric saturated with essence chock-full of active ingredients. Not only is it super fun, putting on a nourishing sheet mask at least once a week will help replenish the moisture in your skin and the added active ingredients can help solve your skin concerns. For best results, look for a sheet mask made with materials like Tencel which ensures all the nutrients get absorbed into your skin, not evaporate into the air.
With Kayman Beauty, you can ensure that your skin can still look its best even while fulfilling your responsibility as a good citizen by staying home. To order their products online, visit www.kaymanbeauty.com.