In the past year since the COVID19 pandemic hit, the concept of the workplace has been revolutionized beyond belief. People have gone from daily commuting to telecommuting and the home has become more than a place to just rest and spend time with family. For many who idealized working from home, the past year has been quite an eye-opener in many ways.
While working from home has its many perks and advantages, it can be somewhat detrimental to your health and your skin in some ways. For one, the lack of physical activity usually engaged in while starting your day and commuting to and from work will decondition your muscles and render you weaker. Also, being cooped up indoors all day can be mentally stressful, which will affect the brightness of your skin and eyes. However, with the right skincare practices, you can avoid these problems and get the best skin ever while working from home.
The following tips will help you stay happy, healthy, and radiant while you carry out your daily work from home routine.
Streamline Your Skincare Routine
The best time to go through your makeup stash and break it down to what is useful and what’s not is now. You can fish out expired products and any other skincare staples that have been open for longer than six months. These should all be tossed as expired products can cause skin irritation and inflammation.
Once you’ve gotten rid of the bad, focus on creating a new, simplified routine that will maintain the core procedure of cleaning, exfoliating and moisturizing. Be sure to keep to fewer products to avoid overloading the skin as this can have adverse effects and lead to irritation.
Hydrate Hydrate Hydrate
Since you’re stationed at home, this is easier to achieve. Drinking lots of water helps the body rid the skin of toxins that can cause a dull complexion. Adequate hydration will keep your skin glowing and help you feel better from the inside out.
The recommended amount of water for daily consumption is about 3litres.
Get Some Fresh Air
Being able to go out daily is so important for your health while being indoors for days on end can have a negative effect on your mood. Whether it’s a relaxed walk or a quick run, being outdoors helps to get blood flowing, which is great for your skin. Exposure to the natural vitamin D from the sun also helps to increase endorphins which is great for your mood and skin.
Sunscreen isn’t only ideal when you’re going outdoors. It is important to continue using sunscreen even while working from home. This time around, the SPF isn’t protecting you from sunburn, but from the blue light, you’re exposed to from staring at your computer and phone for hours on end. Blue lights possess damaging free radicals and can cause hyperpigmentation, so it is crucial to protect your skin daily.
One of the major disadvantages of working from home is that it leads to overworking. Since you are at home, it is easy to lose track of time and get stuck in the same posture for hours on end, staring at your computer. Habitual breaks to walk around and stretch the body are key for keeping the fatigue from building up in the body. You can also take this opportunity to massage your face and break up the fluids that might be causing puffiness. It will also help to relieve the tension from staring at your screen for an extended period.
The main function of a moisturizer is to hydrate the skin and create a smooth, healthy glow. Moisturizing regularly with the right product will restore skin balance and help protect the skin against acne and breakouts.
Take advantage of the time at home to develop a healthy, wholesome routine that will give you a natural radiant glow and reduce skin toxicity levels. Taking time for extensive skin treatments like exfoliation or more grandly; a personal spa day will keep your moods up, your eyes shiny, and your skin radiant!