Quarantine and social distancing have become the new norms of the world in the current global health crisis.In these unprecedented times where no one knows when things would go back to 'normal' or what 'normal' even means in the coming times, it's important to keep your spirits high and focus on what makes you feel good. Be it reading a book, going back to an old hobby or taking care of your skin and well being.
Pamper your skin by using different facials every week to get a supple and glowing skin by the time quarantine ends. Combat indoor pollutants through cleansing. Staying at home reduces your exposure to urban pollutants such as UV rays and pollution. However, what many might not be aware of is the prevalence of indoor pollutants such as volatile particles released on your skin if you do a lot of cooking can increase skin's level of inflammation, or working at home in front of your laptop or near a window can penetrate blue light through glass. To combat these issues, cleansing your skin becomes imperative.
Use a cleanser in the morning to remove excess sebum on your skin gathered overnight. You can switch to a water-based cleanser if your skin is sensitive or on a drier side. Mix 1 teaspoon olive oil + 1 teaspoon grated ginger + 1/2 teaspoon honey + 2/3 drops of lemon in a glass/porcelain bowl. As you finish all kitchen chores give your hands and cuticles a nice quick massage starting from the nails and fingertips, with circular motion go up to the wrist. If you wish to have a scrub add 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon powder to the mixture. Use lukewarm water to wipe it off.Your hands will spring back to life again.