Our lockdown skincare secrets revealed!
There is a lot going on right now. Your social media has probably been flooded with inspirational posts about being super productive and making the most of the lockdown, but we know that’s not the reality for everyone. Are you feeling a little overwhelmed by lockdown? Can’t get up the energy to tidy out your wardrobe or learn how to make sourdough? We’re here to tell you that’s ok. This is the skincare guide for you.
Now don’t tell anyone we said this, but if you aren’t wearing any make up or going out for the day, then it's absolutely fine to just wash your face with a warm wet cloth or flannel (gasp!).
This may sound like skincare blasphemy but hear us out. In the good old days before lockdown, you might have put on some foundation before heading outside, walking past the traffic or getting on the tube. When you’re out and about or wearing make-up, your skin needs a little more attention, and it’s a good idea to cleanse at the end of the day.
However, our days have been quite different recently. For those of us who aren’t essential workers, on a typical lockdown day, you might be working from home or watching Netflix (you do you). Either way, you’ve been inside. On days like these, your skin doesn’t get dirty, because it’s been safe at home away from pollution and or anything else that might make your skin unclean.
If you want to keep using your regular cleanser, go for it! But if you just want to jump straight into bed at the end of the day, that's ok too, we’re not judging and nor is your skin!
Just remember to always use an SPF product if you get any natural light or lots of blue light. Yes, that includes sunlight through the window or laying in bed with your laptop only a few feet from your face (no judgement).
There’s no need to complicate things when the world is already complicated enough right now!
If you are still following your normal routine, or if you have a case of lockdown skin, you can find some tips here