The Covid-19 pandemic is rapidly spreading and the government is left with no choice but to declare a complete lockdown for 21-days to prevent the deadly virus from infecting more people in its wake. It’s crucial to stay home and maintain social distancing during these difficult times, however, you can make the most of your time indoors and pamper your skin because (A) too much time on your hand and (B) salons are shut.
Instead of staring out of the window and reminiscing about all the mundane things you took for granted, we suggest you indulge in a cleanup sesh at home and give your skin some much needed TLC. The best part? We have a step-by-step guide that’ll help you through the process.
Step 01: Cleanse
Start by cleansing your face. Take a facial wipe and glide it over your face to clean sweat, oil and makeup from your face. Next, take a foaming face wash and cleanse your face to get rid of the impurities and product residue from the face.
Step 02: Scrub
Next, take a mild face scrub and exfoliate your face. This will help scrub off deep settled grime, dirt and oil and also removes dead skin cells to leave your skin bright and squeaky clean. Massage the scrub on skin for about five minutes and rinse.
Step 03: Steam
The third step is to take steam so that your pores open up and skin cleanses better. Boil some water in a bowl, take it off the flame and take steam by covering your head with a towel. Do it for five to seven minutes. Take a blackhead extractor tool and remove the blackheads and whiteheads on your nose, chin and forehead for smooth skin.
Step 04: Tone
Use a toner to shrink the pores, balance the pH level of your skin and seal in the moisture. Take some toner on a cotton pad and swipe it across your face. It will help remove any remaining debris and leave your skin clean.
Step 05: Face mask
Here’s the fun part. Slap on a face mask of your choice and let your skin and yourself relax. A face mask will provide your skin with the essential nutrients and hydration to make it plump and soft. If you have oily skin, use a clay mask and if it is dry, use a cream or sheet mask.
Step 06: Moisturise
Finish your at-home clean up with a healthy dose of face moisturiser. Your skin loses moisture during the cleansing process, so it’s really important to retain the lost moisture and seal it in. Apply your moisturiser and follow up with an SPF.