How to Pamper Your Skin During Quarantine: At Home Beauty Care
During these quarantine and chill sort of times, why not take the opportunity to pamper yourself? Now that you’re spending your days at home, it’s extremely convenient to indulge in that much-needed self care!
Really, though, if there was ever a perfect time to pamper your skin, now would be it!
Here are some ways you can take advantage of this extra time to pamper yourself from the comfort of your own home!
How to Pamper Your Skin at Home
1. Set the Tone
When you decide to take that time for yourself, it’s important that you set the tone. You know, make it super relaxing and inviting for yourself. It makes the world of a difference when you feel like you can wind down, calm your energy, and really take in the moment without any distractions.
Whatever can ease your stress, do that! Whether it’s lighting candles, diffusing essential oils, playing music, or all of the above, you need to set the mood. Also, make sure you’re prepared with all the supplies you’ll be using during this pampering session – towels, bath robe, noise cancelling headphones, a good book, beauty products, etc.
2. Deep Cleanse
You want to begin this pampering ritual with a clean slate! So the first step is to give yourself a deep face cleanse. If you have one of those cleansing brushes, now’s a great time to pull it out. You can really take the time to get all the grime off your face. Make sure you use a mild, sulfate free cleanser to avoid skin irritation and prevent dryness.
Next, it’s time to exfoliate your skin and gently polish away those dead skin cells to speed up cellular turnover and improve your skin’s texture. You can make your own DIY face scrub (using sugar + oil) or use an at-home chemical peel. Mandelic and lactic acid are equally great choices when it comes to chemical exfoliants, as they tend to be gentler on the skin than other types of alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs).
4. Face Mask
If your pores are large or your skin tends to be oily, a clay mask can be beneficial. The mineral mud draws toxins from your pores and soaks up excess oil*. Clay masks detoxify your skin and minimize the appearance of pores.
*But be conservative; don’t use a face mask every day! It can dry up your skin if you overdo it! Once per week is all you need.
5. Hair Mask
While waiting for your face mask to dry, why not do a hair mask as well? Use you favorite hair mask or make your own! Apply it on right away to allow time for it to soak in before you wash your hair!
6. Dry Brush
Okay, so by now, your face mask should be ready to rinse off. Once that’s done, you can move on to the next step. And that is, dry brushing! If you’re new to this, here’s an article about it you can read.
Dry brushing is so invigorating and will make your skin tingle! And it will simultaneously exfoliate your skin! So efficient, right?!!
7. Bath Soak
Depending on how long your hair mask needs to soak into your hair, you may want to rinse it off before you bathe. If it still needs time to soak in, then go ahead and run yourself a nice bath!
You can add Epsom salts to your bath and even a few drops of essential oil to make it extra soothing for your body. Heck, you can even throw in a bath bomb if you like!
Now go ahead and hop into your tub. Meditate, read a book, or just close your eyes and take this time to recharge. Try and shut your mind off and avoid distractions.
8. Steam Facial
When you’re done bathing and washing your hair, you can take things a step further! If you have a portable facial steamer, get it running and place your face above it to allow the steam to open up your pores and infuse your skin with moisture.
If you don’t have a portable facial steamer, you can make an at home facial steamer by adding boiling hot water into a bowl and then placing your face above the bowl. Drape a towel over your head and bowl to guide the steam towards your face. Just be careful! If your face is too close to the bowl, it can burn your skin.
9. Under Eye Treatment
Okay, your skin should start to feel soft now with all that moisture seeping into your pores! Pat your skin dry with a face cloth. Your skin should still be damp. Now seize that moment and apply your eye serum. It will absorb with ease!
10. Lock in Moisture!
Alright, final step! Apply your favorite face cream. Also, don’t forget to apply lotion to the rest of your body! The best time to moisturize is right after bathing/showering. When your skin is still damp, your pores are wide open and ready to soak up all that moisturizer’s goodness! Once your skin dries, your pores close up and that moisture will remain locked in!