We know that while sitting at home during lockdown, taking care of skin may not feel like a priority. However, due to most people exercising less, and (dare we say) eating a bit more, we thought we would put a few easy tips together to help keep you on track.
We spoke to aesthetic skincare specialist at Aesthetic Lab, and Geneway practitioner Heleen Marx, for some expert advice.
Three most important things for your skin during lockdown:
Stick to your cleansing routine
Cleanse every morning and evening as you normally would. Use a concentrated serum that will stimulate the skin daily. Moisturise and apply your sunblock.
Keep wearing sunblock
Even though you are not going out as much, sunblock is still recommended, preferably an SPF 50. Wear an SPF with a blue light filter as this protects your skin from some of the harmful rays emitted by televisions and laptops. This is particularly important for people who suffer from pigmentation, but valuable for everyone.
Vitamin C is more important now than ever before
Very few people eat enough vitamin C content for this to reach the skin. Vitamin C serums with small vitamin C molecules that can reach the dermis are particularly helpful. These help to protect the skin against harmful free radicals which age your skin prematurely. We recommend the Vitamin C Serum by PH Formula.
What are the most important ingredients to add to your skincare regimen right now?
Vitamin A and Retinol and stimulate collagen production and treat fine lines, aging and pigmentation. Everyone living in SA has a form of dermal pigmentation that you can’t see with the naked eye, which is why we recommend products with these ingredients. Rather be proactive and avoid the risk.
Is it a good time to take a makeup holiday?
This depends on the person, but it is a good time to give the skin a break from the extra pressure that makeup adds. A tinted SPF is a great alternative to a full coverage foundation. Why not try experimenting with light makeup during this time?