Luxeva Expert Speak: Practice Self-Love Through Skincare During Self-Quarantine

The Covid-19 pandemic is indeed a strange time. Staying indoors is the order of the day and it goes without saying that self-quarantine is a must to keep yourself and others around you safe while supporting your community and helping them out in possible ways. 

Let’s talk about self-love in the times of self-quarantining. Taking care of yourself during these uncertain times can feel like a task but it’s also true that the stakes of self-care and self-love are high in these turbulent times. Where do we begin? For one, in a time when we all are indoors for a prolonged period, creating skincare rituals is a great way to delve into self-love. Here’s taking a deeper look at some beauty and skincare regimes you might wish to consider. 

Follow Your Skincare Routine

First things first. Follow your skincare routine to the T. All those steps in the morning and evening you were ignoring? Do them all! No matter whether it’s 3 steps or 4. Even though you are spending time at home, it’s crucial to use that sunblock in the am—sunlight does penetrate through windows.

Mask On Repeat! 

Do it a few times a week, based on what you are specifically looking for. 

For acne

Mask 15 is effective or should you wish to make a mix at home, Multani Mitti (Fuller's Earth) with turmeric and honey is a great option too. 

For glow 

Glamglow has an expansive range and also great to use is the Sesderma C-Vit Mask. If you don’t have these in your existing skincare arsenal, it’s easy to make one at home with basic ingredients; mix the pulp of a plum, papaya and an apple with buttermilk, apply for 5-10 minutes and gently scrub off. 

For hydration

Aquareva hydrating mask, FCL hydrating mask, Laneige water sleeping mask are great options. For making one at home, mix avocado with grapeseed oil (for acne-prone skin) or opt for coconut oil (for non-acne prone skin). 

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Use Your Home Devices

Put your jade rollers to work; use them on top of your serums for a few minutes to improve deposition. For Gua Sha lovers, I recommend doing this a few times a day, focussing on the neck and the face. In case you have a Foreo, add it to your routine for a couple of times a week to achieve extra exfoliation. An existing microcurrent device at home can also be tried a few times a week for extra tightening. And last but not least, a face gym once a week works fabulously!

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