The ongoing lockdown is a good opportunity to indulge your skin as much as you want, given that you have all that extra time on your hands. Making your skin feel luxurious can have a calming effect on your mind and also tend to some essential needs like hydration, exfoliation and detoxing. Unchecked blue light exposure at home and lack of a routine can often make your skin feel ignored. Or factors like excessive hand washing and exposure to harsh elements like detergents during household chores can result in palms that are flaky and dry. Here are some ways to be good to your skin and feel luxurious at home...
- 01. At-home facials are a good use of your Sunday afternoon
- 02. Give your palms a scrub-dub
- 03. The bottom of your feet matter too!
- 04. Roll your face with a face oil
- 05. Walk around with a sheet mask on
01. At-home facials are a good use of your Sunday afternoon
If you have decided to lounge on the couch for Sunday, may we suggest editing the process by adding an at-home facial to the mix? Opt for a curated collection, like the Lakmé Absolute Perfect Radiance Facial Kit, to treat your face in a luxurious way. Look for a hydrating and brightening formula that can reverse the dullness caused by the stresses of the week and prepare you for a new one with little to no effort.
02. Give your palms a scrub-dub
Give your palms a quick, 5-minute scrub-dub with a DIY scrub. All you need to do is mix up equal parts of granulated sugar, oatmeal powder, coconut oil, and cornstarch. Massage your hands with the mix for half a minute and leave it on for another 2-3 minutes; wash off with lukewarm water when done. Finish up with the Vaseline Anti-Bacterial Hand Cream for soft, supple and protected hands.
03. The bottom of your feet matter too!
The bottom of your feet can be easily ignored when it comes to body care. An invigorating foot massage can help improve circulation, ease stress and keep cracked, dry heels at bay. Use a moisturising formula like the Dove Exfoliating Body Polish Scrub with Pomegranate Seeds and Shea Butter to exfoliate the soles of your feet; submerging them in warm water first can enhance the results even further.
04. Roll your face with a face oil
Face rolling has a lot of benefits, especially when you are investing in quality stones like jade, rose quartz, and obsidian. These rollers can help with lymphatic drainage and when a potent emollient like the Dermalogica Phyto Replenishing Oil is added to the mix, your need for a luxe experience is fulfilled. Make sure to cleanse your face properly before rolling with a face oil and finish with a moisturiser after.
05. Walk around with a sheet mask on
Whether you are catching up on an incomplete book or bingeing on K-drama episodes, slapping on a sheet mask while you do it won’t hurt anybody! Sheet masks soaks your skin with potent ingredients and a formulation like the Pond’s Hydrating Sheet Mask can turn you from a sad raisin to a dewy dumpling in minutes!