Skin Care at Home: Covid pandemic and your skincare
Skincare at home was always an interesting topic, but since the Covid 19 pandemic hit us, it gave a whole nother meaning to it. It is very important to put our health and the health of others in the first place. During the pandemic, try to avoid going to the cosmetician, nail salon, or hairdresser as much as you can. There are a lot more important things than having perfect hair or nails. We all have to be patient, wait for the pandemic to be over, and go back to our regular lives. Until then, try to find some at-home alternatives for anything you can, such as a skincare routine.
How to treat your skin at home?
Every skincare routine has 4 parts: cleanser, serum, moisturizer, and sunscreen. When it comes to treating your skin at home, you have two options. The first one is to use some basic but powerful ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen and make your own skincare products. The second option is just to buy some skincare products and use them at home. Before talking about the treatment itself, first, let’s mention some parts of your lifestyle that have a good or bad influence on your skin.
7 steps for better skin at home:
Drinking enough water every day will help your skin in so many ways. Your body will flush out toxins easier and keep the skin clear and healthy. Hydration increases the elasticity of the skin and reduces the possibility of getting frown lines. It also prevents your skin from sagginess and tightens the skin in areas where it gets saggy, such as the jawline, upper arms, thighs, and waist. Water prevents your body from heating up, regulates the body temperature, and prevents developing heat boils. It also reduces the chances of getting acne.
Different types of tea have proven to have antioxidant, anti-aging, and anti-inflammatory properties which have very positive effects on the skin. Tea is an amazing toner and it helps soothe your skin. The caffeine in tea reduces dark circles around the eyes. The tannic acid in tea helps skin heal sunburns and blemishes. You can use teabags as a toner or a scrubber, while white tea works as a cleanser. Jasmine tea can help with acne and soak up extra oil. Green tea can also help with acne and other skin problems such as dark circles, candidiasis, atopic dermatitis, premature aging, and wrinkles.
Any kind of stressor, such as too much work, financial problems, anxiety, depression, or personal problems, could cause skin problems because emotional distress causes cellular aging. Cellular aging causes actual premature aging and that is projecting on your skin. You might develop wrinkles, folds, acne, dry skin, and other skin problems.
Coping with stress is not easy at all, but try to find some time for yourself. Relax, do some yoga, go for a run or do any other kind of activity that makes you feel good. Drugs and alcohol are not good for your skin in any way and you should definitely avoid them when you are stressed because they will not make your problems go away. Instead, try sharing your problems with people you love or with a therapist. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle will make you feel better and having a good sleeping schedule will give you enough time for everything you need and want to do.
The air quality has an effect on the skin and in the past years, air pollution has significantly increased. Air pollutants damage the skin by inducing oxidative stress. Although our skin naturally acts as a protective barrier against pro-oxidative chemicals and air pollutants, being frequently exposed to those will probably cause some skin problems such as inflammation and oxidative stress, it might even happen that pollutants break down your skin’s oils and leave your skin dry. It is not easy to get away from polluted air, but try spending time in some natural and healthy environment as much as you can, as well as polluting airless.
Exposure to the sun is causing the breakdown of the two most important parts in our skin, collagen, and elastin. The loss of collagen will eventually lead to thinner and drier skin. The loss of elastin will lead to having frown lines and wrinkles. That is why our skin ages faster on body parts that are more exposed to UV rays, such as the face, neck, and forearms. In order to avoid that, always wear sunscreen and a hat or cap and avoid going out when the sun is really bright.
Exposure to the sun is causing the breakdown of the two most important parts of our skin, collagen, and elastin. The loss of collagen will eventually lead to thinner and drier skin. The loss of elastin will lead to having frown lines and wrinkles. That is why our skin ages faster on body parts that are more exposed to UV rays, such as the face, neck, and forearms. In order to avoid that, always wear sunscreen and a hat or cap and avoid going out when the sun is really bright.
Dairy is considered one of the reasons causing inflammation, premature aging, and acne. Depending on a person, dropping dairy might cause some better changes in your skin. There are many dairy-free alternatives such as almond milk, coconut milk, soy milk, almond milk yogurt, vegetable oils, nut butter, frozen fruit ice cream, etc.
You should wash your face every morning right after you wake up and every night right before you go to bed. When it comes to cleansing, depending on your skin, you should cleanse 3-7 times a week. Cleansing is important because it removes dirt, dead skin cells, makeup, and extra oil out of your skin and makes it cleaner and healthier.
Home face treatments
The key to the anti-aging at home is basically a healthy lifestyle. Avoid smoking, alcohol, exposure to the sun, stress, etc. Make sure you consume fruits and vegetables that are rich in vitamins C, D, E, and K. Some of the foods you definitely want to include in your diet are avocados, artichokes, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, sardines, salmon, egg whites, oatmeal, chia seeds, ginger, cinnamon, etc. Coconut oil and olive oil can be used for massage, but consuming these will also help your skin.
Home face treatments for acne
Apart from having a clean diet and a healthy lifestyle, there are some additional treatments that might help you with acne. Applying green tea on your face with a cotton ball will help reduce acne. Green tea is full of antioxidants and both drinking it and applying it to your skin is very good for your health. You can also try a facemask with honey and cinnamon or an apple cider vinegar mask. It is important to moisturize your skin in order to get rid of acne, so olive oil or aloe vera can also be helpful.
Natural face masks
There are many face masks you can make at home which will help you prevent wrinkles or reduce them. Some of the most effective ones are aloe vera mask, banana mask, egg white mask, cucumber, honey, lavender, etc. Continuously applying some of these masks will tighten and freshen your skin, as well as prevent wrinkles. However, make sure you apply only one mask of your choice for a while to achieve the best results. Apply them to cleansed skin, keep them for 15-30 minutes and wash them with warm water.
Skin cleanse at home
There are a lot of ideas for making your own cleanser at home and apply to your skin, as well as some natural cleansers you can certainly buy. Some of them are apple cider vinegar, coconut oil, honey and lemon, honey and egg white, yogurt and honey, egg yolk and olive oil, dry yeast, and warm milk, avocado and honey, etc. There are also some diets, such as Whole 30, which cleanse your whole body for 30 days by excluding sugar, dairy, and gluten out of your diet.
Dermastir Tsunami Deep Cleanser
In case you prefer buying a cleanser instead of making one, we recommend the Dermastir Tsunami Deep Cleanser. It is a gentle exfoliator that cleanses, hydrates skin, and removes impurities and dead skin cells. This cleanser is suitable for all skin types and is often used for treating skin conditions such as dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, comedones, acne, etc. Not only does it deeply cleanse the skin, but it also disinfects the skin surface and destroys bacteria.
The name Dermastir Tsunami Deep Cleanser comes from the oxygen bubbles which appear on the skin after applying the product and they cause the bubbling tsunami effect. Bacteria are anaerobic, which means they exist in the absence of free oxygen. Luckily, the Tsunami cleanser introduces oxygen bubbles to the pores in your skin and kills all bacteria.
The product contains sodium hyaluronate, which helps produce and regenerate collagen and makes your skin fresher, softer, and moist. The disinfection process is done thanks to Chlorphenesin, which has an antibacterial effect. Ketorolac Tromethamine decreases the inflammation, while keratolytic helps pore opening. Vitamin E protects the skin from pollutants and Acrylate Copolymer exfoliates and regenerates the skin.
The product should be applied in small amounts of gel on the face and neck area. The skin will absorb all the beneficial ingredients from the product in about 15-20 minutes. In the end, rinse off the gel by gently massaging your skin.
No matter the current conditions, you should never stop taking care of your skin. You do not need a professional cosmetician to have nice and healthy skin. The only thing you need is about 30 minutes a day and some good ingredients or products! Whether you choose to make your own treatments at home or buy some products, your skin will be thankful to you in no time!