Simple skin care routines to help maintain healthy, glowing skin in lockdown
For the majority of us, life in lockdown is becoming an established way of living now, which means we’re spending much more time in drying, centrally heated environments, with a lot more screen time too. So, here’s some facial skin care advice and product recommendations for how to best look after and nourish your skin at home.
A simple, daily skin care routine using wellness-based products that are tailored to your skin type and lifestyle will help you achieve beautifully healthy, radiant skin from head to toe.
It’s no secret that bright, glowing skin comes from things that boost wellness from the inside out, like getting a good night’s sleep, hydrating with plenty of water, eating well, focusing on positive feelings and learning to balance our lives. But of course, we’re only human and sometimes fall short on at least one of these things (and that’s without throwing stressful jobs, deadlines, kids and coronavirus into the mix).
Incorporating the right products into your daily skin care routine can help battle dullness from the inside and leave you with healthy radiant skin. If you’re not sure of your skin type, book in for one of our free Skype consultations, and we’ll help you find the perfect products for you and your skin.
Here’s how you can tackle some common skin issues…
A dull, dry complexion
We shed millions of skin cells every day and unless we do something to actively remove the ones that don’t fall off naturally, we are left with a dull, grey looking skin tone.
Rather than reaching for harsh exfoliating tools or products that can disrupt your skin’s natural ability to act as a barrier, exfoliate your skin with iS Clinical Cleansing Complex.
Suitable for all skin types, this gentle daily cleanser purifies and deeply cleanses without stripping the skin. It minimises pore size, helping to control breakouts, and resurfaces the skin leaving it beautifully smooth and soft.
Stressed skin and breakouts
Stress, anxiety and sleep disturbance can all cause your skin to breakout.
Our iS Clinical Active Serum is an ‘acne hero formula’, reducing breakouts and pore size, providing both rapid and long-term results for all skin types. This multitasking serum also reduces the appearance of fine lines, diminishes the appearance of hyperpigmentation and smooths and softens skin texture. What’s not to love about this skin care product!
Tired looking skin
When we’re under a lot of stress or experiencing disturbed sleep, our cortisol (stress hormone) levels rise and our ‘fight or flight’ response kicks in. As a result, blood flow is directed to vital organs, not our skin, meaning it appears sallow and tired.
Gua sha is fast becoming a buzzword in the beauty industry, and this simple self-massage technique stimulates the dermis to support collagen and elastin production - the building blocks of healthy skin. So, give yourself a quick facial massage using one of our Hayo’u Gua Sha tools, such as the Hayo’u Beauty Restorer, along with our Hayo’u Beauty Oil. This massage technique eases and relaxes facial muscles and studies show that it encourages blood flow to the skin, supports lymphatic drainage and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This daily skin care routine will give you a guaranteed radiant, glowing complexion.
Keep an eye out for our Instagram tutorial on how to use Hayo’u tools!
Uneven skin tone - ‘city skin’
Polluted air contains microscopic particles of dirt and debris which, when left on your skin, can create free radicals causing your skin to appear dull and uneven. The effects of pollution on your skin will vary depending on where you live, with city dwellers being most exposed.
The best skin care routine involves a clean, washed face. Pollution can cause inflammation and can disrupt the skins barrier function, so it’s important to use a gentle cleanser that helps re-build this back up. iS Clinical Cleansing Complex is a perfect choice for deeply purifying the skin but also resurfacing.
After cleansing, reach for a serum that’s rich in antioxidant such as our iS Clinical Super Serum Advanced+ - a formula packed with vitamin C which acts as a safety net to minimise potential damage from pollution’s free radicals. This best-selling serum is nicknamed the ‘BLT’ as it brightens, lightens and tightens and is protection at its best.
So, get your eight hours of sleep, drink your water… and follow these simple skin care routines using our beautiful and highly effective products to get glowing skin from the comfort of your own home.
The good news - all the hardworking skin care products mentioned in this article can be bought from our online wellbeing shop and delivered straight to your doorstep, so you can experience the amazing benefits of botanically based, luxury skincare with our carefully curated range of skin and body products for a little taste of Bloom at home. If you haven’t tried iS Clinical products before, the Starter Kit containing the Cleansing Complex, two serums and an SPF formula, is the perfect introduction.
Wishing you wellness,