Beauty tips for girls to take care of their skin
Whether you like to take care of yourself daily or not, these aesthetic tips will alleviate the days of confinement.
Being homebound doesn’t mean we don’t take care of ourselves. The most important thing, of course, is not to forget prevention routines such as frequent hand washing, avoiding direct contact or covering your mouth when coughing or sneezing, as medical specialists have already been repeating. But, in addition to being, or there is time for other types of attention that can help us feel better at home. For example, some beauty treatments. You sign up?
Different beauty specialists and cosmetic brands have adapted to the exceptional moment that we are living in and have even enabled personalized beauty treatment services online. These guidelines are the ones that experts advise us as the most suitable for quarantine days.
Keys to healthy skin
Our daily routine has changed and the fact of practically not leaving the house also has some effect on the skin. The dermatologist Paloma Borregón, a member of the Spanish Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (AEDV), provides some keys so that the days of confinement do not end up noticing on the skin.
Don’t forget … sunscreen!
Yes, you read it right. Even if we spend 24 hours at home, we must wear sunscreen every day, emphasizes Borregón. These days we are more in contact with LED lights, screens, computers, tablets and phones, and we are exposed to blue light, which has been shown to contribute to ageing and can cause spots on the skin.
Fifteen minutes in the sun
Another gesture that your skin will appreciate these days will provide it with vitamin D. For this, the dermatologist suggests exposing ourselves to the sun for 15 minutes a day. Of course, you have to protect your face well and expose the extremities if possible, and no more than 15 minutes a day, he emphasizes.
Wash the face and exfoliate the skin
Paloma Borregón advises washing your face twice a day, in the morning and at night. Applying antioxidants -a vitamin C- in the morning, then a moisturizer and, finally, sunscreen. At night you can use another more powerful cream. You can also take advantage of these days to do an exfoliation at home, indicates the dermatologist. For example, using retinol creams that help to renew the surface of the skin.
Hydrate and massage your hands
Eczema, dryness, cracks … are some of the problems that we can find these days in which we have to wash our hands more frequently than usual. The ideal way to take care of them is to apply a moisturizing cream after each wash, indicates dermatologist Paloma Borregón. Now, daub your hands!
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Specialists also recommend taking advantage of the application of the cream to give our hands a good massage. For example, with your thumb, you can make circles in the palm of your hand. Then stretch finger by finger and finally do not forget to work the cuticles.
In the same vein, the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) advises to completely dry your hands after washing, patting them, without rubbing them. Another option is moisturizing treatments at night. You can apply a generous layer of a normal moisturizer just before bed, then put on a pair of clean cotton gloves and leave it on overnight, they add.
Confinement lengthens, days go by and between teleworking, children, cleaning the house and a host of new habits, dedicating time to yourself seems complicated but it can be ideal not only for the physical benefit but also because it can help us to disconnect and give us a moment of relaxation. And if your excuse is that you lack time, perhaps these express treatments are for you.
Take advantage of the shower
The best thing to start the day on the right foot is a refreshing and energizing shower that makes you disconnect and eliminate the toxins that your body has accumulated at night, point out from the beauty eCommerce Birchbox. Start with a good shampoo and then a shower gel, and go for those refreshing fruit scents that help boost your mood.
In addition, you can take advantage of the open pores of your body and use a body scrub. For example with walnut shell particles, to remove dead cells and achieve smooth and silky skin. Afterwards, don’t forget the body cream.
Against bags and dark circles
Sleeping eight hours or putting cold cucumber slices on your eyes are some of the most popular tricks you can use to improve the appearance of your eyes. But there are other options. Let’s see.
To combat those unsightly bags, Birchbox experts advise applying a cream or serum for the eye contour with gentle upward strokes with the fingertips (from the tear to the end of the eyebrow). If, in addition, you want to achieve a revitalizing and decongestant effect, you can store the product previously in the refrigerator, they indicate.
Another homemade trick, before going to sleep: you can place a drop of almond oil on the ring finger and massage around the eyes. This gesture is ideal to combat dark circles, moisturize the skin and delay the appearance of crow’s feet.
Weekly facial scrub
The Swiss cosmetics company Valmont, they have developed a series of cares for these days and among them, they recommend performing an exfoliation once a week to remove all dead skin and traces of contamination.
How to do it? The first step is to moisten the skin of the face with warm water so that the peeling is more effective in cell renewal, they explain. Take a small amount of the facial exfoliating product and spread it over the entire face and neck with a light massage. Subsequently, remove with plenty of water and reapply the facial cleansing toner. Clever!
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On the other hand, we can resort to natural exfoliants. One of them consists of mixing a tablespoon of yoghurt with another of sugar. Then apply to the face with gentle massages, clean well, and rinse with plenty of water.
But, pay attention! There are certain mistakes to avoid when exfoliating. For example, before each application, the skin should be moistened with lukewarm water. In addition, it is important to remember that all scrubs must be rubbed gently and gently massaged, so forget about rubbing and rubbing intensely. And, if you are not sure what type of skin you have, it is best to consult with the experts.
Beauty tips that make sleep easier
Anxiety, stress, sleep disorders … If you are one of those who cannot sleep in the night, the cosmetics company Lush proposes a ritual with four simple tricks that, in addition to making you sleep better, will help you look radiant, and without effects caused by poor sleep during confinement.
A nice hot bath
The ideal is to take it two hours before going to sleep, because the body temperature drops during a hot bath, just the same thing that happens naturally when we fall asleep. “In addition, it relaxes the muscles and helps connect mind and body,” explains Emma Logan, a masseuse at Lush Spa.
A facial massage
Throughout the day the muscles of the face are tense. That is why it is ideal to finish it with a massage to relax the face. In addition, the massage promotes blood flow and provides a better appearance to the skin. As Logan explains, massaging the face is great for loosening the muscles, clearing the sinuses, and relieving headaches.
“It is also important because the skin activates all its mechanisms to renew cells during the night,” he adds. Likewise, the specialist suggests using aromatic products as they can increase the benefits of massage. For example, the oils of ylang-ylang, lavender, chamomile and sandalwood, aid sleep and relaxation.
Perfuming the skin and the room before going to sleep is the perfect ritual to rest better. There are some fragrances that are especially soothing, such as ylang-ylang, jasmine, lavender, and bergamot, which also help reduce heart rate, calm the nervous system, reduce anxiety, and improve mood.
Finally, do not forget to avoid the use of electronic devices in bed – blue light affects the ageing of the skin and activates the brain, making sleep difficult – and to dim any light so that the body relaxes and … good! break!