Quarantine and social distancing have become the new norms of the world in the current global health crisis. Skin, particularly, has faced the brunt of quarantine due to the lack of access to skin-care products mixed with lack of motivation by remaining in confines of your home for over 40 days now. If you can't get your hands on an off-the-shelf, DIY facial kit, you can put together ingredients you can find handy in your kitchen such as overripe bananas and its peel, curd, cucumbers and besan (gram flour) and make your own home-grown facial!
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. If you're If you're putting make-up for a video conference call, make sure to double cleanse your face to remove the makeup and impurities on your skin.putting make-up for a video conference call, make sure to double cleanse your face to remove the makeup and impurities on your skin. Mix 1 teaspoon olive oil + 1 teaspoon grated ginger + 1/2 teaspoon honey + 2/3 drops of lemon in a glass/porcelain bowl. 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.