As we adhere to the government’s mandate to community quarantine to stay healthy and safe in this time of coronavirus (more aptly called COVID-19), we will most likely find ourselves adjusting to a new routine and it can be easy to let our everyday habits slip. During these 14 days of self-isolation, we won’t be wearing makeup at home most certainly – but that should not mean that we must lose our whole beauty regimen. Right? So, whether we are keeping safe by working from home or simply being precautious by staying indoors, here are some tips to keeping ourselves pretty and stress-free amidst this grim period of virus outbreak.
We’ve heard it again and again: Cleanliness is next to godliness. Hygiene is key, so make sure to regularly wash hands for at least 20 seconds to avoid spreading any germs or bacteria. Add spice to our regular hand wash routine with minty soaps like the Human Nature Lavender Mint Soap and Mint Girls by Skinlab Naturals. Also, you can show Pinoy Pride with homegrown beauty products like the Halal-certified soap from Pinctada is made with real South Sea Pearl Powder from pearl farms in Palawan. The star ingredient actually helps stimulate fibroblasts cells in your skin which help synthesize collagen. The result is clean, healed and rejuvenated skin.
Looking after our bodies is just as important as taking care of our skin. Self-isolating means that we won’t be able to get to the gym or carry out regular exercise, so incorporate home workouts into the day. Another way to take care of your body is by taking vitamin and health supplements. The newly FDA-approved food supplement, WrecOver is filled with natural antioxidants, multivitamins, minerals, and amino acids that can help protect the consumer’s brain and liver. It has a special, tried-and-tested formulation with high-quality ingredients such as Vitamin B-Complex for a more energetic body, Vitamin C for detoxification and stress reduction, Zinc and Magnesium to boost the immune system, Silymarin for liver protection, Ginkgo Biloba for brain protection and improved mental awareness, Taurine for liver-protection and mental clarity, and N-Acetyl Cysteine to detoxify alcohol.
Relax Your Mind
It’s normal to feel a little stressed or anxious at this time, so it’s important to use self-isolation as a time to relax and unwind your mind. Take up morning meditation, read a book or listen to some calming music. Freshening up your home can also help to uplift your mood. The Bare Essentials home mist and sprays are blended with rejuvenating scents to help restore tranquillity. Spray it around your home, onto cushions and curtains for a calming, fragrant infusion.
Minimize waste while at home by looking at eco-friendly alternatives to our usual beauty staples. Get to know the local brands that offer cruelty-free skincare products like the V&M Naturals and Sage & Tera. And, make sure to stock up on the eco-friendly shampoo bars. The eco-conscious shampoo bars work the same way our favorite liquid products do but in a solid format that is known to be much more sensitive to your hair’s needs. Sulfate, commonly found in liquid shampoos, are usually not formulated in this formula, so you’ll get a gentler formula and cleaner feel! Some good samples of shampoo bars are Bomb Cosmetics Flower Girl Shampoo Bar, Amihan Organics Lemongrass Shampoo Bar, Sonya’s Garden Botanicals Gugo Shampoo Bar, and Sibol Healthy Shine Shampoo Bar.
If you aren’t already, now is a good time to start being resourceful with your beauty products. Avoid this culture of ‘stockpiling’ or bulk-buying everything in sight, and instead, be resourceful by looking at jumbo-size alternatives to ordinary beauty buys. Try the shampoo and conditioner combos in discounted offers which mean that you can double up without being wasteful, and get more for your money at the same time. Not just this, but trying such combo will leave the hair feeling soft, shiny and glowing.