As the lockdown becomes stricter amidst the rising cases across the country, you will find yourself spending most of your time indoors. But this doesn’t mean you must repeat the same mistakes as last year. The first time around, most of us pretty much-ignored skincare altogether, skipping even basics like cleansing, toning and moisturising. This led to clogged pores, breakouts and eventually dark spots.
To ensure this lockdown does not have similar effects on your skin, it is necessary to take care of it, along with your mind and body. We’ve put together a simple and easy lockdown skincare routine that requires no more than five products but promises healthy and glowing skin.
Just because you are indoors does not mean you can get away with splashing water on your face from time to time. Restricted activity means the house help might not be able to make it, leaving you to do all the household chores, which, at the peak of summer, means that sweat and bacteria will thrive on your skin. To get rid of this, it is essential to follow a two-step or double cleansing method.
- Step #1: Pre Cleanse
Thoroughly melt away layers of excess sebum, sunscreen, pollutants and residual products that build up on skin throughout the day with the Dermalogica PreCleanse. It’s a deep cleansing oil that melts away impurities to give you clean and healthy-looking skin. The oil formula is suitable for all skin types.
- Step #2: Cleansing gel
Now that all the impurities are lifted off from the surface of your skin, it is time to remove deep-set dirt without disturbing the skin’s natural moisture balance. For this, we recommend using a cleansing gel such as the Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel. A soap-free foaming gel gently washes off the toxins and debris to leave skin feeling smooth and clean. This lightweight formula is suitable for daily use and all skin types.
Contrary to popular belief, toner is not an unnecessary step in your skincare routine. In fact, it is as important as cleansing. A toner not only prevents pores from clogging up but also preps up the skin for better absorption of products that you will be applying next. The Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner is a super lightweight formula with moisture-binding humectants that help condition the skin. You can use this toner after cleansing and also throughout the day to keep your skin fresh and hydrated.
You are at home at the peak of summer. Surely you don’t still need a moisturiser? Well, you do. Just like washing your face is a routine that can’t be dropped according to the season, applying a moisturiser is non-negotiable. However, it is important to use a lightweight, gentle formula that will absorb into the skin quickly, especially during summers. The Dermalogica Active Moist Moisturiser is a sheer formula that provides oil-free hydration by sinking into the skin quickly and improving its texture. Applying it twice on a moist face can tackle dehydration and make your skin appear plump.
Come rain or shine, whether you’re indoors or outdoors, sunscreen is a must. UV rays can pass through glass windows and damage your skin, causing problems like premature ageing, sunspots and pigmentation. Therefore, it is important to wear sunscreen with a minimum SPF value of 30. Since you are indoors, go for a lightweight, ultra-sheer formula like the Dermalogica Oil Free Matte SPF 30. This broad-spectrum sunscreen offers protection from both UVA and UVB rays and helps maintain an all-day matte finish, preventing shine without any powdery residue.
Add these products to your online shopping cart right now to keep your skin healthy and glowing throughout lockdown and even beyond. If you buy these products before 2nd May 2021, from dermalogica.in you can avail a sweet 15% discount on all non-discounted products! Use the code - BeBe15.
Written by Sanya Hamdani on May 01, 2021
Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.