If you thought that a few weeks of self-isolation was going to result in rested, glowing skin, you weren't alone. It seemed logical! Less makeup, less rushing around, more time for your skin to breathe... but then it struck, #isoface - because we didn't have enough to worry about already! So many women have reported an increase in breakouts, dry patches, and just overall angry skin, so you're not alone. It turns out a decrease in Vitamin D and increased exposure to artificial, dry air (both from being indoors more), coupled with the increase in anxiety and general stress about life, is a cue for your skin to have a complete meltdown! We do have some hot tips on good authority!
Don't overdo skincare just because you're bored
You might be tempted to up the ante on your usual skincare routine while you're at home, especially if your skin is currently freaking out. But, this can have the opposite effect as it inhibits the protective features of your skin, likely causing it to spin out of control even further, so yes, you can have too much of a good thing. When it comes to skincare, sticking to a basic and trusted routine is usually best.
A look inside
Iso life has its own rules. We're eating cake for breakfast, wine for lunch and what's proper water intake again? It's important to remember that our skin can directly react to what we're ingesting, so take a look at your diet and ensure that you're filling in the gaps with some h2o and antioxidant-filled fruits and veggies. Sometimes it's important to revisit the basics, before jumping into acids and peels.
Try an at-home-facial
Yes these exist, yes we've trialed them, and yes they are amazing! The Skin Boutique
has designed 5 treatments specifically for iso-skin concerns, and yes you get as close as you can get to the real in-clinic treatment, in the comfort of your home! They also offer virtual consults, if you're not sure which treatment to choose. We trialed the calming, and both the experience and results were heavenly!
If you have been experiencing iso-skin and you have some tips to share, we would love to hear them, so drop them in the comments below!