Working from home has many advantages. You can sleep in a little later, enjoy your morning coffee in solitude, and save time on commuting. You can start pampering your skin and adjusting your routine. However, it is easier said than done! You don’t have time to nurture your skin when you’re juggling household responsibilities like cooking and cleaning, attending meetings and conference calls, and racing against deadlines.
We’ve started to work from home as the current situation has become the new normal in our lives. One advantage of working from home is that we are no longer exposed to the damaging UV rays and environmental toxins that damage our skin and hair. But it doesn’t mean we neglect our skin and hair care routines.
So, if you’re caught up in the new normal of working from home and in need of some pampering, we’ve got you covered. Here are some simple skin and hair care suggestions to help you get through the week while working from home. Let’s get this party started! With these simple self-care routines, you’ll have all of your skin and hair care needs covered.
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
Water hydrates skin cells and flushes toxins out of the system, which helps your skin to stay hydrated & glowing. It also makes it easier for nutrients to reach your skin, provides a radiance boost, enhances skin tone, and keeps skin suppleness. The best way to achieve your water goals is to have a water bottle next to you all the time.
Cleanse & Exfoliate your skin
Even if you aren’t going out, your skin requires exfoliation and cleansing regularly. Exfoliating twice a week removes dead skin cells and pollutants that have become blocked in your pores while also toning your skin. Cleaning your pores maintains and controls excess sebum, acne-causing bacteria, and blackheads.
Sunscreen it up
Even while you’re indoors, it’s essential to use sunscreen. While window glasses often screen UVB rays, UVA rays can penetrate through them and cause skin damage. Constant exposure to blue light from electronic gadgets can cause pigmentation and premature skin ageing. So, sunscreen it up!
What you eat shows on your skin
What you eat is reflected in your skin. Consume plenty of antioxidant-rich, vitamin-rich, mineral-rich fruits, vegetables, and legumes. These superfoods nourish your skin from within, giving it a youthful glow. Reduce your sugar intake to reduce excess sebum and breakouts. Cutting down sugar improves the overall texture and health of your skin.
Beauty sleep for beautiful skin
Poor sleep is evident on your skin, especially around your eyes. Acne breakouts, poor skin, premature ageing, and hyperpigmentation can all be caused by a lack of sleep. As a result, it is critical to maintaining your sleep cycle. Make it a point to get 7 to 8 hours of quality sleep every night.
Nourish your hair
Choose a hair oil for the targeted hair problem if you have underlying hair conditions such as hair fall, dandruff, an itchy scalp, or premature greying. Working from home is the best time to indulge a little extra in pampering your skin & hair.
Use a mask at least once a week on your hair & skin to give it an intense dose of healthiness. Make a date with yourself to nurture your skin and hair.
Sheet & clay masks help get rid of toxins and impurities, giving your skin a radiant look. On the other hand, hair masks nourish your damaged hair, leaving you with luscious strands. When using these masks, massage your skin and scalp to increase blood circulation and allow the goodness of the ingredients to seep into your skin and hair for more fantastic effects.
Sweat out the toxins
Movement is necessary for everyone. Try to workout or include a movement into your day at least for 20-30 minutes. If you aren’t a health freak and don’t have a workout program, put on your favourite music and dance for 10 minutes. Dancing is the best cardio! Sweating cleans the pores of the skin, which helps to avoid breakouts. It also regulates blood circulation, contributing to your skin’s natural radiance.
You do not need an overwhelmingly long routine to get flawlessly youthful skin. Keep it minimal; keep it simple. But follow your skincare routine religiously.