Ever since work-from-home became the new normal, the concept of work-life balance went straight out of the window! Also, with our entire family spending more time at home now, it becomes all the more difficult to catch a breather.
Physical exhaustion aside, your emotional well being and skin health is affected too. That’s why it’s super important to take some time out for yourself amidst your busy schedule and indulge in self-care. Here five simple self-care tips to destress your skin and mind in the middle of the chaos called life!
As redundant as it may sound, the key to healthy skin and body is hydration! Drinking plenty of water keeps your body hydrated and makes your skin glow too by flushing out toxins. So, make sure you drink at least 8-10 glasses of water every day. Give your skin some extra nourishment by slathering on a soothing body lotion like the Love Beauty & Planet Natural Argan Oil & Lavender Soothe Body Lotion. Made with French lavenders, pure Moroccan argan oil and coconut oil, this clean body lotion nourishes, soothes and calms your skin. This body lotion from Love Beauty & Planet is vegan and cruelty-free with no silicones, parabens or dyes.
Sitting at a desk in one position for long hours can cause muscle knots or lead to backache, which further adds to emotional and mental stress. So, take out a few minutes every day to meditate or practise yoga; this will help calm and destress your mind and body.
Stop and refresh
Continuously sitting in front of a screen can not only be harmful to your eyes but also to your mind. You can follow the 45-minute rule to maintain your sanity during hectic workdays. All you gotta do is take a 10-15 minute break every 45 minutes. This not only helps you rest your eyes but also reduces stress and anxiety. While you’re at it, grab a sheet mask like the Lakmé Blush & Glow Kiwi Sheet Mask and slap it on your face to pamper your skin as well. With the goodness of 100 per cent kiwi extracts, this sheet mask moisturises your skin and hydrates it deeply while giving it a fruity glow.
Stress increases sebum production, which leads to clogged pores and eventually acne. That’s why it’s necessary to exfoliate your skin 2-3 times a week to get rid of dead skin and oil buildup. Get your hands on a brightening scrub like the St. Ives Radiant Skin Pink Lemon & Mandarin Orange Scrub. The mandarin orange brightens your skin, while the pink lemon polishes away the dryness to give you smooth skin. Plus, it’s dermatologically tested, non-comedogenic, cruelty and paraben-free. Need we say more?
Sleep helps reduce stress to a great extent. Getting 7-8 hours of uninterrupted sleep every night calms and restores the body, enhances concentration and helps cope with stress better. So keep your gadgets away 30 minutes before bedtime, put on some soothing music if you have to and snore away.