How to Make Skin Glow During Quarantine
We all had our skin care routines before the quarantine happened. But now that we’re indoors most of the day and school is online, how will this affect our skin? Quick answer: It won’t as much as you think. The air quality in your house may actually be better than a polluted city, like New York City, which will benefit your skin, so there are some positives with being indoors most of your day. Keeping your skin healthy and dewy can be hard to begin with, but we’re here to help! We listed some great tips on how you maintain your dewy skin inside your house!
Wash your Face Regularly
That’s right – even though we’re indoors and our activities may not be as much as they used to be, you still have to wash your face daily. However, you actually don’t have to wash your face twice a day unless you really need to. Those of us with normal to dry skin types may not need to wash your face in the morning. You may still want to use a toner to balance and hydrate your skin, but you don’t need to necessarily wash it unless you were super active the night before. However, if you have oily or combination skin types, then you may want to stick with washing your face twice a day to remove all of the excess oils that could clog pores. For great results without using harmful ingredients, use a natural face wash!
Teen Tip: Try to avoid wearing makeup as much as you can! If you can achieve a dewy skin look without putting on any makeup, why not rock it in class?!
Wear Face Masks
If you hadn’t incorporated a hydrating face mask into your routine before this quarantine, now is the perfect time! Hydration and keeping your skin moisturized are key to achieving a natural skin glow. You don’t need to overdo it by wearing a face mask every day because you may cause a breakout by accident. If buying a simple face mask is too expensive, try finding healthy ingredients to make a DIY face mask at home. Just make sure the ingredients you use aren’t too harsh on your skin! Test the ingredients on a small portion of your face first.
Teen Tip: Don’t overdo it! Only use a hydrating face mask every week, maybe twice a week if your skin needs it.
Again, keeping your skin moisturized and hydrated is key to achieving a skin glow. Buy a moisturizer that’s suitable for your skin type. If you have dry skin, buy a hydrating moisturizer. For oily skin types, find a more oil-controlling moisturizer. Combination skin can make shopping for moisturizers tricky, but just examine your skin: Do you have a lot of pimples? Pores? Blackheads? Are you peeling in some areas of your skin but not others? Does your skin look dull?
Teen Tip: You don’t need an expensive moisturizer to do the trick for you! Do some research and read reviews on the products you find.