Has your skincare routine gone out of the bathroom window?
Whilst many of us are counting down the days until restrictions are completely lifted and we can resume some normality, it goes without saying that adjusting our stay home lifestyle has become a part of us.
Let's face it, for many, showering and getting out of pyjamas is no longer part of the morning hustle and this meant that a daily skincare routine has soon be ignored.
Whether it’s a warm bubble bath, doing an activity you love, or setting time aside to do your beauty routine, self-care can take many different forms, and is a great way of minimising stress and it's not OK to ignore your skin the same way you use to before the pandemic.
If we don’t wash our face morning and night, dust, oil, sweat and dirt particles sit on the surface of our skin. This leads to clogged pores, dull appearance and even uneven skin texture due to congestion.
Hence, Novela has prepared 5 skincare basics that we feel is best to return to!
1. Cleanse your face morning and night
Cleansers are the unsung heroes of the skincare world. They do so much good for our skin.
Use your cleaners morning and night by massaging into your skin and rinse off
with warm water.
SK-II Facial Treatment Cleanser
A foaming facial cleanser that gently removes impurities for clean, silky soft skin. Formulated with SK-II's signature ingredients PITERA and skin-conditioning ingredients to take your skin to the next level of crystal clear!
Just do it and your skin will be so grateful. Our skin loses water throughout the day which leads to a dry and dehydrated appearance.
Kiehl's Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream
A non-oily, quickly absorbed hydrator that visibly reduces the appearance of oil and leaves skin looking and feeling more balanced.
The oil-free gel cream works synergistically with skin’s natural lipids to visibly reduce excess oil on skin’s surface. It is non-greasy, and retains essential moisture in skin for a healthier, re-balanced skin barrier and a smoother, fresher appearance.
Washing your face is important but exfoliating will take your skin to new heights. As we get older our skin’s natural ability to shed dead skin cells slows down dramatically.
BIOEFFECT VOLCANIC EXFOLIATOR
A clarifying facial exfoliator containing micro-crystalline lava and ground apricot seeds that remove dead skin and impurities, leaving the skin soft and smooth.
Gentle yet thorough exfoliation and may be used 1-2 times per week. It helps to soften, cleanse, remove buildup of impurities and reveals radiant and glowing skin!
Suitable for all skin types
4. Use a skincare mask twice a week
Not only is masking a luxurious treat, but masks also contain potent, active ingredients that give your skin a boost. Masks are amazing for targeting specific skincare concerns such as dehydrated skin.
PRO TIP: The best time to use a skincare mask is after you exfoliate. New skin cells that are revealed after exfoliation are ready to soak up and all the resulting goodness will be amplified!
JMsolution Water Luminous S.O.S Ringer mask
Not only fully moisturized your skin but also soothes skin comfortably.
Maximized hyaluronic acid, collagen, peptide, aquaxyl provide intensive moisture. Water luminous barrier with highly elaborating sheet that easily sticks on any shape of face provides a moisturize complexion. Panthenol, allantoin elements will secure and soothe damaged and dried out skin.
This one is mandatory! Pop some SPF on in the morning to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. A lot of us have taken to outside exercising and gardening and while doing so we must make sure we are protecting our skin from the sun.
Kiehl's Ultra Light Daily UV-Defense Sunscreen
Hydrate and help protect skin from the early signs of aging with our lightweight facial sunscreen with broad spectrum SPF 50 PA++++.
With advanced UVA/UVB technology and pollution protection, this formula helps defend against UV rays, pollution and free radicals. Our daily, non-comedogenic sunscreen provides all-day hydration, absorbs quickly and leaves a matte finish.
You’ve heard the phrase you can’t pour from an empty cup? It’s 100 per cent true. If you don’t make time to recharge yourself, depression and anxiety can become prevalent. Taking five minutes a day to take care of your skin can also help boost your mood and self-confidence!
Till then, stay home, stay safe and stay healthy!