Your skin will thank you for this.
If there was ever a time for you to give your skin a make-up detox, it is now. In a bid to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the pandemic has led us to stay at home for over 3 months now. It is the best time to cleanse, detox and restore not just your body, but your facial skin too and bring it to its former glory with a good beauty regime during this period. Since you don’t have to rush to work, attend parties or events let your skin breathe during this time. Deep cleanse the deep-seated impurities, stale residue of make-up, dead skin debris which probably accumulated in the pores of your skin. Follow this regime suggested by Dr. Jamuna Pai, SkinLab India and you will be ready to embrace a natural and nourished skin.
1: Exfoliate: Exfoliation makes skin smoother and ready to absorb active ingredients in products that matter. Exfoliate with homemade packs using ingredients such as lime juice, sugar granules and milk powder. Lime juice contains alpha hydroxy acid that softens the dead skin cells, milk powder has lactic acid that will moisturize the skin and the sugar granules will exfoliate the face. This mixture is apt for dry skin. For oily skin add a bit of fuller’s earth.
2: Hydrate: Since we are washing our faces more often, we must hydrate to maintain balance. Due to constant washing, the pH of the skin can get altered, leading to dryness of the facial skin. To prevent this, try and moisturise as often as you wash. Look for products such as glycerin, castor oil or petroleum jelly or even anything that you already have at home. At night you can apply something heavier before you sleep.
3: Detox: We have already been educated about UV light being harmful for the skin. But the uncommon fact is that besides the UV light, the blue light from our digital devices are damaging too. Sunlight is the main source but our digital devices emit a fraction of this blue light energy too. And they are much closer to us and we use them far too often. Long-term exposure to the concentrated blue light energy can cause skin damage, including pigmentation, inflammation and breakdown of collagen causing photo-ageing. Hence try and limit your screen light (however difficult it may be at this time), if you have been reading books on your devices, switch over to reading books instead of e-reading. Use your smartphone smartly- add the screen limit time in your device which can show you the amount of time you have been spending on your device. This way you will be able to keep a tab on the amount of time spent and be able to limit it.
4: Regime: Better sleeping habits, better hygiene, more dietary care, reduction in stress, more exercise and quitting smoking will help in the detox and your overall health effectively.