Do you ever feel like being trapped in the same monotonous cycle where you keep attending to the needs of your family, friends, and colleagues? I am sure you do. Especially during these quarantine times when even these hyped-up challenges on Instagram have dried you out! Living in this contemporary world and taking care of a house, working a job or running a business can really burn you out, especially your skin. If you feel that escaping life for a few hours, maybe minutes would be selfish to the people around you. You think that you should rather spend time with them to address their needs while negating yours. This is where you have never been more wrong! A drained face can never make someone else happy, let alone themselves. You need to take a short break every once in a while. Fuel up that tank!
WHY NEED A BEAUTY ROUTINE?
Your mind, soul, and body crave some time for themselves, but most importantly your skin needs your undivided attention because the process of restoring the skin once it is damaged is extremely snail-like. In these times of social distancing where we feel the heaviness of distress dangling over our heads. Therefore, we are constantly analyzing things in life due to their unpredictability. We have forgotten to take care of ourselves. As a woman, a beauty routine is my way of energizing myself. Be it makeup, skincare, haircare or something completely different, a beauty routine rejuvenates us women in all sorts of ways.
One might consider a beauty routine as something entirely superficial, but for us, it is our world. Is it not, my beautiful friends? A beauty routine is as subtle as an alarm to jerk you from your boring day and remind you to take care of yourself. It is so much more magnificent than just outer care. It is the time where we women give ourselves the best to look beautiful because when you look beautiful you feel beautiful. By doing this, you exude an aura of confidence and envelope others in it. Making the world a better place! This helps you find that peaceful balance in life where nothing can hinder your development.
THE EFFECTS OF NOT TAKING A BREAK
Having a continuous no-break work cycle can have a dire effect on your health. The brain is more likely to fuse out, making you way less productive. Have you ever wondered why a task that takes you barely half an hour sometimes takes two of your precious hours another time? This is the reason why! Take breaks and spend your leisure time taking care of your skin to reboot your system. This helps relieve the pressure that has been cooking in your brain and aids in focusing more. Close your eyes with a mask on, take a deep breath and go back to that safe place inside your mind where all your dreams are stacked. Let yourself and your skin breathe. Life is too short to leave your skin unattended, especially during this corona outbreak!
HOW SKINCARE CAN REDUCE ANXIETY?
A good skincare routine, no matter how precise, is a gateway out of stress and anxiety. A quiet and peaceful room, dim lighting and soft music while you massage your face can be a true source of meditation. Skincare involves touching your face and neck which in turn releases chemicals like oxytocin that wash away all your anxiety and stress. According to research, skincare can help you break the cycle of negative thoughts looming in your head. The simple act of focusing on the steps of your skincare can block your mind away from the source of all the depression and anxiety developing in that little head of yours.
According to psychotherapist Mike Dow, PsyD, author of Healing the Broken Brain, the brain gets stuck in patterns of overthinking or blaming oneself which are the roots of depression and anxiety. Skincare routines can break this cycle for a lot of people and help them relax in these distressful times. A skincare routine with your own set of rituals give you a sense of control over your life, something people suffering from anxiety or depression seem to lack. Something we all are lacking today because of Corona. This gives you piece of mind that your life stands on firm ground. Apart from all this, who does not enjoy an immaculate skin or some smooth pink lips for themselves? Find pleasure in making yourself beautiful everyday! Use this time positively to pamper your skin through this quarantine.
I will help you through these depressing times by introducing you to some go-to products to get through this quarantine with confidence and return a better version of yourself!
FAVORITES FOR SPA AT HOME
Freeman Feelings Beautiful Cucumber Facial Peel-Off Mask
This relaxing peel-off facial mask is made purely with cucumber without any parabens to give your skin a natural glow and freshness. It has a blend of all the best natural botanical ingredients that will not only help your skin breathe and relax but also your mind. This mask extracts all the dirt right out of your clogged pores. As well as the addition of cucumber leaves the skin with a softness and smoothness unparalleled. The Freeman Feelings Beautiful Cucumber Facial Peel-Off mask is suited for normal to combination skin types.
For best application, apply the mask evenly to the face except the area around the eyes. Leave it to dry for 5 to 10 minutes after which you can peel it off and wash the face with luke warm water. Apple the mask two times a week for awesome results.
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Yes To Tomatoes Clear Skin Skin Clearing Facial Mask
This facial mask is made with 99.6% natural products. The mask specializes in absorbing excess sebum produced and preventing the clogging of pores because of it being rich in vitamins. It has the addition of dead sea minerals. Imported specially from one of the world’s most ancient spas, which removes dead skin, giving your face a brighter and softer surface. The Yes to Yes Tomatoes Clear Skin Clearing Facial Mask contains an antioxidant named lycopene that is found in organic tomatoes. It restores the skin to its natural radiance, hence the name. This perfect mixture also has anti-inflammatory properties maintain the natural skin balance. It is exactly how rich it sounds!
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Yon-Ka Masque 103 Purifying Clarifying Mask
All ladies with oily skin, bless your skin with this triple clay purifying mask. It constricts open pores and detoxifies the skin to give you a fresh look. Tired of those black heads? This mask is perfect for you as it prevents the buildup of excess oil and dirt and even to get rid of those nasty pimples. Keep this one overnight as it will restore your skin to its nature balance. Its earthy green color and mind blowing fragrance will brighten your complexion and make you smell alluring. What better way to practice skin care?
Apply a substantial layer of this clarifying mask one to three times a week after you daily routine of cleansing and moisturizing your face and neck. Let it stay for about 15 minutes while keeping it damp with Lotion Yon-Ka. Use warm water to remove it smoothly without rubbing it roughly. To heal specific areas, keep the mask on overnight.
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Amazonia Preciosa Face Care Facial Mask with Clay Surya Nature
Make your skin rich in vitamins and minerals by using this Amazonia Preciosa Facial Mask which detoxifies the skin from built up dirt. Its composition of Amazon white clay, also known as white clay, removes dirt from the skin. It also consists of pink clay, also known as bentonite, which hinders aging of the skin. Thus, it gives your skin a new essence. It is an inclusion of Aloe Vera, Cocoa Butter, Vitamin E, Organic Assai oil, Macadamia oil and Babassu oils. This makes this mask rich, which thus protects your skin from external and internal influences and prevents breakouts. The mask leaves your skin with an even tone because of its non-inclusion of unnatural products like parabens.
Use this mask by mixing it with water to form a smooth paste. Apply a thick layer and let it stay for 1 to 10 minutes after which massage gently with the tips of your fingers to exfoliate, leaving a cleaner and healthy looking skin.
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BABOR Rejuvenating French Rose Youth Activating Cream Mask
This one is a must have! The Babor Rejuvenating Cream Mask leaves your skin flawless and smooth. It specializes in eradicating fine lines and smoothing wrinkles in a matter of 15 minutes. The French Rose Extract gives this mask cream the power to quench the skin. The blend of Argan Extract is the game changer which has anti-aging qualities. You will not see your skin rejuvenating with a single application. However, the results that you will see later will be mind blowing!
Use the mask by applying a smooth layer on clean skin. Let it rest for 15 to 20 minutes after which wash it off with luke warm water. For optimum results, apply once or twice within a week.
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Revolution Skincare Angry Mood Soothing Overnight Face Mask
As the name suggests, all grumpy people need to have this face mask. This gel based soothing face mask is gentle on the skin with its light weight formula. With its high absorbing power, you can keep it on overnight without feeling uncomfortable. The inclusion of Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil relieves the skin and provides nourishment. The mask is also rich in Magnolia Bark Extract which is the key ingredient in fighting blemishes; this technique is a Korean special. This face mask also reduces breakouts and helps heal them with Black Cumin Seed Extract.
Apply the mask on your face overnight two to three times a week for optimum results.
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Revolution Skincare Thirsty Mood Quenching Overnight Face Mask
Say hello to beautiful skin with this face mask specially designed to give your dying skin maximum hydration.The Cannabis Sativa Slime makes your skin supple and healthy. The ‘Vegan Snail Slime’ which is also known as Glycoproteins and HydrolysedGlycosaminoglycans quenches the skin and prevents it from becoming patchy and dry. The special inclusion of Hyaluronic Acid traps water in the skin and Birch Water which has ample of electrolytes, maintains the water balance of the skin.
Leave the mask overnight for optimum results.
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LA MER The Lifting & Firming Mask
This silky rich cream mask lifts your entire face while making the skin luxurious and smooth. This one makes your skin tight and firm and beautifies your features by giving them a restored and glowing look.
The inclusion of Miracle Broth, which is a mixture of vitamin-rich elements like magnesium, kelp, calcium, vitamins, wheat germ oil and citrus oil, heals and restores the skin. This face cream is the best solution for dull and dying skin as it rejuvenates the skin to its natural radiance. La Mer The Lifting and Firming Mask is responsible for sculpting the face and neck for a wrinkle-less skin. Look young with this one!
Apply a thin layer with the tip of your fingers gently on the face and neck. Let it soak in for about 8 minutes and then finish off with La Mer moisturizer.
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Pore Refining White Halloysite Clay Mask
If you are tired of patchy masks that stick to the skin despite your consistent scratching? This one is for you. Infused with Pore Refining White Halloysite Clay, Oil-Absorbing Kaolin, and Tightening Firming Agents, this clay mask is the answer to your dreams. This two in one cream plus clay mask is specially designed for sensitive skin. With specific concerns as it replenishes the skin, it makes you look fresh and young. This easy to remove mask, is silky and smooth without cracks and turns into a foam as soon as it comes in contact with water.
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Brightening Triple Rose Clay Mask
This mask features with Triple Rose Ingredients: Mediterranean Rose Clay, Rose Stem Cells, and Rosehip Oil, which transform the skin and make it brighter and smoother. It is air whipped so do not fret about it ever drying. This clay mask restores uneven skin and clears dark and dull spots.
Use the clay mask on the face except for the lips and the area around the eyes. Apply a thin layer and let it rest for about 5 minutes before washing it off with water or a wat cloth. For best results, use with Pore Refining or Refresh Mint Clay Masks.
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Black Rose Duo
This duo contains a set of the Black Rose Cream Mask and the Black Rose Infusion Cream. The cream mask restores the natural glow of the skin by eliminating dull and tired looking skin. It makes the skin appear lustrous and healthy. The infusion cream infuses the skin with instant youthfulness by making it firm and tight. It also provides a perfect balance of moisture allowing the skin to breathe.
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Eminence Organics Stone Crop Masque
If you want to do wonders to your skin, check this Eminence Masque which hydrates the skin and makes it appear young and fresh. The use of Stone Crop, which is a healing plant, dates back to centuries by herbalists who used this special ingredient for multiple skin problems. The Masque features this ingredient as it refines the skin texture. Lemon which is rich in vitamin C, detoxifies the skin while honey acts as a rejuvenating agent. The inclusion of BioComplex: a booster of antioxidants, Coenzyme Q10, and Alpha Lipoic Acid, makes the skin appear youthful and free of fine lines and sagginess.
Use the mask by adding a few drops of water and applying a thin layer all over the face and neck. Let t rest for 5 to 10 minutes while it dries. Exfoliate with a wet cloth and then wash it off with water.
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Koh Gen Do All In One Moisture Gel
This one step moisture therapy contains three kinds of moisture filled hyaluronates. It easily soaks into the depths of the skin to hydrate the skin, leaving it smooth and soft on touch. This gel based moisturizer also features SPA Water blend, that is made of hydrating mineral water, and six of the best herbal extracts that refine the skin to its natural self. The T3 oil it contains is a mixture of jojoba oil, olive squalane, and shea butter that screen the skin from pollution and dirt.
After your skincare regime, apply a thin layer to the face twice a day.
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