The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 116,000 people since the first case was reported in China on December 31, 2019. As of March 31, 2020, more than 100 nations had imposed lockdowns in their territories to prevent the disease from spreading, according to BBC News. France and the United Kingdom have extended their lockdowns for one month. Cessations and lockdown have prevented millions of people from getting full body spray at their favorite spas. The following are 10 tips on how you can stay beautiful during the lockdown.
- STAY HYDRATED
Drinking water regularly helps you stay healthy by moisturizing your skin and getting rid of toxins from your body. Most doctors advise on taking eight glasses of water a day. Ensure that you take enough water, especially after you wake up, before and after meals and before going to bed. If you have lemons, you can add a few slices in your drinking water to get more benefits. But don’t boil the slices, as it will increase their acidity and damage your gum.
- EXERCISE INDOORS
COVID-19 has led to the closure of all crowded places and gyms are amongst these places. Even with the gyms closed, you can keep fit by having a daily workout routine while indoors. There are many materials on the internet to help you with indoor workouts. Also, there are applications available that can help you set fitness goals and have different suitable workouts lined out for you. They include pushups, planks, jumping jacks, crunches, and sit-ups.
- USE FACE MASKS
Using face masks ought to be one of your regular routines, during the lockdown and in normal days. Being indoors all day can at times make you feel like you do not need a face mask but your face needs it. Face masks will keep the glow in your skin at all times. Also, make a routine to use face mask ingredients like hyaluronic acid, vitamin E and sodium hyaluronate to keep your face glowing and hydrated.
- EXFOLIATE YOUR SKIN
Skin exfoliation involves getting rid of all the dead skin cells. It is advisable to use a scrub or loofah sponge. Exfoliating your skin gives you an energy boost, your skin is refreshed and it also leaves a beautiful glow on your face and body. Always pay keen attention to the rough parts of your body like your elbows and knees. It’s good to wear exfoliating gloves if you have them.
- SKIN TANNING
Now that salons are closed and you cannot treat your skin to one of those refreshing tans in a tanning spa, it is time to invest in tanning sprays and tanning lotions. A body spray will give your skin the dark summer look and a glow that you can get in a tanning salon. But, tanning indoors without the help of an expert has several benefits and challenges.
Avoid moisturizing your skin before you tan your skin. The oil in your moisturizer will block the pores in your skin and this will lead to a great failure in your tanning process. The moisturizer will also leave a lot of unwanted residue on your skin after you tan. Instead, use a moisturizer after your tan to replenish the lost water, give you a beautiful glow, increase your skin’s elasticity and keep it healthy.
- EAT FOODS RICH IN ANTIOXIDANTS
Our bodies contain antioxidants but they are not enough to fight excess free radicals. So, it is necessary to eat foods rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants are found in vegetables and fruits like carrots, berries, beetroots Wand dark green and leafy spinach. Make sure you stock these foods when you go shopping during these pandemic times. These antioxidants help to keep free radicals in your body in check and they have inflammatory benefits. You can cook the food or use them to make a smoothie.
- TAKE HEALTHY FATS
When you spend the entire day indoors without much to do, you tend to snack more. Most of the time, you are likely to snack on unhealthy foods or junk foods. Make it a habit to snack foods that are rich in healthy fats like chia seeds, flaxseeds, nuts, whole eggs, olive oils, and avocados. Healthy fats help your body create a strong cell membrane. This, in turn, will aid your body to fight against environmental damages that break your skin barrier. Healthy fats are also on the front line in aiding excess skin dryness conditions.
- USE A MOISTURIZER AFTER TAKING A BATH
Moisturizing your skin is one of the best skincare routines that keep your skin glowing and beautiful. After taking a shower, you ought to take your skincare routine seriously since it is considered one of the best things you can ever do to your skin. It is better to maintain a healthy skin rather than dealing with dry skin later. Chapped skin is uncomfortable and irritating at times.
- BE MINDFUL OF YOUR GUT
Processed foods, sugar and alcohol are some of the main foods that destroy your gut flora. Failure to keep your gut flora health has many underlying health problems including skin diseases like eczema and acne. Other diseases related to unhealthy gut are diabetes, ulcers, obesity, and bowel perforations. During the lockdown, avoid tempting processed foods and eat more healthy meals.
- GET ENOUGH SLEEP
Amidst all the chaos going around the world concerning coronavirus, it is important to prioritize your sleep. Failure to get adequate and peaceful sleep can take a toll on your skin and general health. Poor sleep causes early aging, stresses your body and prevents weight loss. Sleeping well refreshes your mind and keeps you energized.
Partial and national lockdowns prevent people from traveling to different towns. Many beauty enthusiasts are struggling to maintain glowing and healthy skin at home. Indoor exercises, face masks, constant hydrating, skin exfoliation, getting enough sleep and healthy eating are some of the top beauty tips that you can follow during the lockdown. Many reputable spas offer full body spray and indoor tanning at affordable rates.