You already know that the key to healthy and younger-looking skin is following a regular skincare routine. Whether you have a simple CTM routine or an elaborate K beauty routine, consistency is essential to keep your skin looking its healthiest best.
But now that you are indoors, you might be thinking that abandoning or skipping a few products from this routine is alright. But truth be told, doing so can harm your skin in more ways than you can imagine. Below are five reasons why you should continue to follow your AM and PM skincare routine even while you are stuck indoors.
Dust and indoor pollutants
Although your skin is no longer in contact with smoke and pollution outside, there’s dust and indoor pollutants inside, which can sit on the skin’s surface and invite problems. If you are cooking, oil, heat and smoke in the kitchen can also damage your skin if not cleaned properly. Therefore, it is necessary to wash your face twice daily with a mild yet effective cleanser to prevent skin problems and continue to follow your lockdown skincare routine.
The rays of the sun can damage your skin even when you are indoors. Did you know UVB rays can penetrate through glass windows and damage your skin? That’s not all; the light emitting from your phone and laptop can cause pigmentation and redness. Skipping sunscreen is not an option even when you are indoors. Apply a generous layer after cleansing your skin in the morning to stay protected.
Stress and anxiety
In times like these, it is natural to be stressed and experience anxiety. It can often lead to stress eating and cause hormonal imbalance, which leads to skin issues like breakouts or dryness. Learn how to take good care of your mind and body by staying physically active and eating healthy. If you use serums or night creams to tackle certain skin concerns, continue to use them to prevent skin problems.
Sitting in front of the laptop for long hours working or binge-watching TV shows can strain your eyes. It can even lead to dehydrated skin around the eyes and dark circles. It is essential to continue using an eye cream to keep the area moisturised and tackle dark circles.
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