5 Beauty Tips in the Time of Quarantine
There are many downsides to being part of a generation affected by a pandemic of epic proportions. I think we are all painfully aware of what they are. Many sacrifices are being made while the universe has basically hit one giant PAUSE button on all of our lives.
There is, however, always a silver lining around every contagion-riddled, self-isolating cloud – the gift of time. We collectively have more time on our hands than ever before. Approximately 1.5 billion human beings on earth are self-isolating. 3 out of 4 North Americans have been ordered to stay home. Now is the time to read the books you never have time for, catch up with friends and family via virtual connections, and to finally pay closer attention to and actually ENJOY your self-care routine.
Lets face it, pre-COVID lifestyles were mostly spent rushing from one chore to the next. We have always encouraged good skin care “on the go” or trying to focus on “3 basic steps’ for a good skin care routine. But with so many excellent medical grade products at our disposal, coupled with the excess amount of time we now have on our hands, we can finally pay a little more attention to our self-care routines and add a few extra steps!
5 extra steps to add to your routine:
1. The Retinol Peel Challenge
You are at home. No one can see you. There has never been a more convenient time to finally try the most effective at-home peel ever!! The retinol peel is a medical strength peel that quickly accelerates skin cell turnover to reveal fresh, newly rejuvenated skin. You will go red. You will peel and your skin will feel sensitive. But it will also look the best it has looked in a long, long time! The product used is The Radical Night Repair by ZO which contains 1% retinol.
How to do the peel:
AM: 5 pumps of the Radical Night Repair followed by moisturizer and sunscreen.
PM: 5 pumps of the Radical Night Repair followed by moisturizer.
- This can be done for 3-5 days.
- The peel can be strengthened further by using 8-10 pumps instead.
Please remember to use your sunscreen during this peel, even if you are staying indoors!
2. Mask away baby!
With so much talk about protective medical face masks during the time of COVID-19, lets not forget the silver lining of the situation – we have time to utilize so many different excellent medical grade treatment masks! During our normal day to day lives our skin takes a beating with exposure to pollution, heavy makeup and stress. Social distancing is the time to walk around the comfort of your home with a cleansing and nourishing mask.
The Clarifying Clay Masque by SkinCeuticals.
This purifying treatment mask helps decongest pores and remove excess oil. It contains the highest quality earth clays, botanicals and minerals to help calm the skin, and a hydroxy acid blend to gently exfoliate.
This “blue mask” helps prevent and treat acne. The formula purifies pores and absorbs excess oils that can lead to future breakouts, while hydrating the skin to combat dryness.
Pour yourself a drink, watch your favourite show, all while masking (on a Tuesday morning) – before you know it this luxury will be a distant memory!
3. What the neck?!
Most skin care routines often neglect the neck area. Yet the neck remains one of the most requested (and challenging) areas to treat, for this very reason. Use this extra free time on your hands to enjoy the process and ALL the steps of your skin care routine, and make a habit of including the neck and chest areas. While most of your moisturizers will adequately hydrate your neck and chest, adding a growth factor serum to help stimulate collagen would be a very beneficial extra step.
This potent growth factor serum is suitable for all skin types and has been shown to enhance skin texture and tone.
This lightweight gel helps strengthen skin, supports skin rejuvenation and protects against future signs of aging.
Always remember to apply sunscreen to your neck and chest!
4. LASH revival.
Hands up if your eyelashes need to be revived. The lash industry, just like the hair and nail industry, is on a forced hiatus. BUT…there is no need for your eyelashes to also fall victim to the consequences of Corona. Latisse is a prescription eyelash serum to boost the natural growth of your eyelashes within weeks. Longer and thicker lashes without having to even leave your home!
This will require a quick virtual consult for me to explain how to use Latisse and ensure you are using it correctly and don’t have any conditions that prevent you from using it. To schedule your complimentary virtual consultation simply contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
***beauty secret tip: apply Latisse to your eyebrows to thicken them!
5. Collagen cravings.
While we can usually stimulate incredible amounts of collagen with our brilliant laser and microneedling protocols, you may want to consider adding extra ingestible collagen to your daily routine. Collagen generates bioactive peptides, which enhances the production of collagen, skin hydration, hair growth and joint health!
Our all-time favourite source of dietary collagen is the withinUs TruMarine Collagen.
It’s a tasteless, odourless, hydrolyzed marine collagen supplement that can be added to food and beverages. I love adding their Coconut Creamer Collagen to my morning oats!
Try incorporating these 5 extra steps to your beauty routines and walk out of this disaster looking better than ever.
Stay safe, stay home, and check in with us whenever you feel like it. We miss you xoxox