Since lockdown, we’ve spent much more time indoors. Whether you’re still shielding, working from home or have been furloughed, chances are you’re not getting outside as much as before, this will have had a big impact on our skin and now lockdown is coming to an end it's time to get our skin glowing and ready to head out into the world. Patchy dryness, surprise spots, unexpected redness and a rather drawn pallor are all signs that you've spent too long indoors.
Staying hydrated and drinking lot's of water is key for keeping skin moisturised from within and then top up that internal hydration by applying moisturiser every day too, and you'll be sure to banish dry and flaky skin.
2. Use sunscreen
Whether it's sunny or not, wearing sunscreen is essential if you want to have healthy, gorgeous skin. As we all know the sun's UV rays damage our skin cells and can make the surface uneven. It's an essential step to avoid any damage to our skin.
3. Get your beauty sleep
A lack of sleep can cause the stress hormone cortisol to be released which can in turn lead to inflammation.
And don't forget that while we sleep our bodies repair and replenish themselves. That includes our skin cells, which use our resting hours to repair damage and rebuild collagen.
4. Remove makeup before bed
osmetics clog our pores, preventing them from breathing overnight as well as causing dullness. So take a few minutes each evening to wash your face and neck with warm water, cleansing away all that dirt, oil and pollution that's built up throughout the day.
5. Use serums
Serum's are so important for optimising our skin. They absorb quickly into your skin, making them an excellent next step after cleansing. There are many different types of serums, each with a unique purpose and ingredients. Some serums help to brighten your skin or reduce blemishes, while others focus on boosting hydration or fighting the signs of aging.
Just a few household ingredients are all you need to create a variety of soothing scrubs which will work to remove dull, dead skin cells, revealing shiny new skin underneath.
Plus, dead skin cells get in the way of your moisturiser and serums penetrating and working as they should, so scrubbing them away (gently) is key to getting that fresh, luminous skin we crave.
So, try mixing a tablespoon of honey with a tablespoon of fine brown sugar for a scrub that clears pores and locks in moisture.
Or a combination of coffee grounds and olive oil will help to leave your skin feeling brighter and more toned.
Flaky or dry skin during lockdown is another common skin problem caused by stress, poor sleeping patterns, dehydration, increased screen time and not moisturising enough. Make sure you are moisurising (no matter your skin type!) Our antioxidant rich, multi-vitamin moisturiser is formulated to fight the signs of ageing and give skin a youthful, radiant glow.