We all know that this new normal of being quarantined at home is anything but normal but while you are home, it might be time to reset your skin routine.
One of the perks about being locked up at home is that with nowhere to be, no one to see, and no need to wear makeup, now’s the perfect time to give your skin some round the clock TLC.
What better time to take some time and do one (or all) of the below :
Research new skincare trends and brands. The best way to spend your time is diving into new skincare brands, maybe some that you haven’t tried or never really thought much about. I like to go on Sephora or Violet Grey’s website and start digging through what they have selected as top picks. Maybe you have always been curious about a certain scrub or a turmeric mask? Now is the time to dive into the newness (and besides, most people are still delivering). If you are looking for a place to get started,WhoWhatWear has provided some round ups of products for you to look at.
Tackle one of your skin ailments. Whether you have dry, oily, dehydrated, breakout prone, scarred or combination skin, now is the time for you to tackle any ailment. We all make excuses for why we can’t break the T zone or we ate too many pieces of Easter candy while on the couch binging cooking shows but no more excuses! If you want some inspiration,BeautyBay has given you some great options for how to target your biggest skin concern with their WFH skincare hacks. Lastly, for everyone who might be trying new skincare routines or be going without makeup, remember that Zoom has a beauty filter just to make your life easier. We all know that there is a fine line between ‘I woke up like this’ and ‘I just woke up’ which is why finding out about the Zoom beauty filter was arevelation.
Connect with people you don’t get to see very often. If we have learned anything from this time, is that connecting with colleagues, friends and family has never been easier. From the comfort of your own yoga pants, you can FaceTime, HouseParty or Zoom with all of your loved ones. Working in isolation can get lonely, so chat with your work friends as you normally would throughout the day. And when your “work day” is done, you can even grab a happy hour or quick dish session with your bestie or mom. Just remember, you are not alone.
Remember to have a work/life balance even when you are 100% at home. We love Popsugar’s take on the WFH work/life balance with the Pomodoro technique. Named after the creator's tomato-shaped timer, its premise is fairly simple: you block out 25-minute chunks of work time with four five-minute breaks in between each before a longer 15-minute break. The editor tells us that she personally uses it to set goals to write, edit, or research for 25 minutes straight (and repeat as needed), but it can be adjusted for many different professions (or even nonwork tasks like cleaning). And her favorite thing is that it just so happens to also be the perfect amount of time to let a face mask dry. Fancy that.
Most importantly, stay healthy, stay safe and stay sane. We are all humans and need to have human connection. Reach out to an elderly neighbor by phone, take 15 minutes to take a bath and rest, or just sit on your porch/patio/yard and get some fresh air (toes in the grass is an added benefit).