For many women, it takes coordinated treatments and routines to maintain a specific look. From your hairstylist to your manicurist to your esthetician and your dermatologist, the list goes on. Fortunately, there is a lot you can do to keep your complexion bright and clear by using products easily found online or even at the pharmacy.
While you might be confined at home for a good reason, you might be wondering what you can do to get through this thing without looking like a hot mess. Here are some expert beauty tips to keep yourself together until you can get back into your favorite salon, self-care facility, or spa.
Maintain Your Skincare Routine
Just because you’re at home and maybe skipping makeup doesn’t mean you should be neglecting your skincare routine. There will be no better time to add even more pampering to your skincare regimen.
The key to keeping your skin the way you like it during this break from our regular routine is to stay consistent with your routine. In the morning, be sure to still apply those antioxidant serums that help to counteract damage from free radicals and environmental issues like pollution and UV rays.
Even though you might be staying inside for most of the day, a good SPF is still a great idea. Not only would this protect you if you go outdoors, it will also protect you from the harmful rays emitted through blue light (TV, computer, phone) as well as from indoor lighting.
At night, make sure you’re still cleansing correctly — even if you haven’t worn makeup or left the house. The skin produces oils throughout the day, and these can become trapped in the pores together with dried skin and cause breakouts.
Should you suffer from acne, try using some form of salicylic acid, along with some gentle cleansing and one of our retinol products at night. Anti-aging routines, which include specific products like antioxidants in the morning and retinol at night, can also be considered. Facial masks and massage help increase circulation. Keep in mind, too, that exercise is also great for the skin.
Try a DIY Facial
While you can’t fully replicate the treatment provided by a skincare professional while stuck at home, this is a great time to do an at-home facial and use a product that you may not normally consider trying. The results of this at-home facial once or twice a week to brighten the skin might surprise you!
You may have never heard of letting your skin ‘breathe.’ Well, there is something you can try to give your complexion a break from the application of daily makeup. Even if it’s for only a couple days a week, skipping foundation can improve the tone and texture of your skin.
A silver lining for your skin when staying home is that you’re giving your skin a break from potential pore-cloggers. Just remember, now you won’t have any UV protection from the sun’s damaging rays, so you’ll need to be extra diligent about wearing your regular sunscreen to keep your skin protected.
Should you need any professional, expert advice on at-home skincare, ask the team at Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery, and Medspa in Vernon Hills, IL (847)-367-8815 for their advice as well as about SkinMedica® and their other products which you can order online.