As the country is battling the second wave of the pandemic, being locked down at home isn’t a bad thing. You are safe, have food on the table and your skin and hair can make the most of it. Taking care of your skin is also a form of self-care activity that can relax your body and distract your mind from the overflow of news.
Limited exposure to sun, pollution, dust and grime is the perfect opportunity to employ DIY remedies and your favourite beauty products to improve your skin and hair. Here are five useful tips you can adopt during the lockdown.
- 01. Apply sunscreen
- 02. Moisturise your hands
- 03. Whip up a mask
- 04. Take a long, relaxing bath
- 05. Allow your hair to air dry
01. Apply sunscreen
One important skincare habit most of us have given up on is applying sunscreen. If you think staying indoors means your skin is protected from the rays of the sun then you are wrong. UVA rays, the main cause of premature ageing can penetrate through glass this is why applying sunscreen everyday is essential. It can also protect your skin from the blue light emitting from the gadgets. You can use a day cream with SPF such as the Lakme 9 to 5 Naturale Day Creme SPF 20 With Pure Aloe Vera to stay protected as well as hydrate your skin. Infused with the goodness of aloe it calms and soothes skin and keeps it nourished.
02. Moisturise your hands
Frequent hand washing has become essential now, that combined with increased household chores means the skin on your hands are bound to get dry and rough. To prevent this it is important to moisturise your hands regularly with a hand cream. Make sure to rub a little bit of cream on your hands before going to bed at night to wake up with soft and smooth hands. The Dove Coconut Hand Cream, deeply nourish the skin and restore lost moisture in your hands. Infused with almond milk to restore elasticity and intensely moisturise skin.
03. Whip up a mask
If you didn’t stock up on your favourite masks before the lockdown, don’t worry. Using a few ingredients from your kitchen you can easily whip up a nourishing mask to take care of your skin. Give your face a mini facial by applying skin loving ingredients like, honey, aloe vera gel, avocado, gram flour etc.
04. Take a long, relaxing bath
A relaxing bath can be quite a stress-buster. If you’ve been overworked with endless Zoom meetings or stressed because of all the news, a long shower can calm your mind. Scrub your body with a body polish or scrub to get rid of dead skin cells. The Dove Exfoliating Body Polish Scrub with Kiwi Seeds and Cool Aloe is perfect for an at-home spa. It removes deep set impurities and softens the skin. The relaxing fragrance will calm your mind and take the stress away.
05. Allow your hair to air dry
Now that you are at home and not in a rush to reach anywhere, use this time to take a break from your hair dryer and let your strands dry naturally. Doing this even for a few weeks can improve the health of your hair and make it shiny and lustrous. Take a break from other styling tools too and embrace the natural texture of your tresses.
Written by Sanya Hamdani on Apr 30, 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.