While COVID-19 has effected so many areas of our daily lives - there is one area that social distancing has made it possible for us to explore and spend more time in... OUR SELF CARE. Self-care is any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health. Although it's a simple concept in theory, it's something we often overlook. Good self-care is key to improved mood and reduced anxiety.
Use this newly found time at home for self reflection, meditation, building new habits, and to jump start that routine you've been talking about forever! If you're anything like me - you love makeup, skincare and all things beautiful - during my time at home I've been implementing a few steps that have not only kept me positive but, has made me feel glamorous in the process. Here are 6 beauty hacks to try at home while practicing social distancing:
1) Pop your favorite eye cream in the fridge.
Whatever your favorite eye cream is - pop it in the fridge. Eye creams are formulated specifically for the delicate skin around the eye. ... Squinting and constant movement of the eyes also hastens the appearance of lines and wrinkles ( this is especially true for you ladies who are working from home and behind your computer during most of the day), and fluids collect under the eyes and causes puffiness and dark circles. Eye creams can address some of these issues. Chilled eye creams will have a nice sensory feel and cooling effect that is perfect for tired, puffy eyes and can also reduce the look of dark circles. Not to mention - a cool sensation under the eye just wakes you up in the morning when you need that extra boost to get motivated for the day.
2) Wear concealer and mascara for your video calls.
Now let's be real ladies... who wants to wear a full face of makeup while at home? Now don't get me wrong - a full beat here and there isn't bad - but I truly feel that social distancing has not only given us time to let our body, mind and soul breathe, but also our skin. Are you working at home and have tons of video calls with your team? Or maybe you and the girls are getting together for a virtual girls night..whatever the case may be, applying concealer and mascara can be that nice pick me up that allows you to look more awake, without being caked and baked. Simply dab your favorite concealer under your eye and lightly spread it with a brush, sponges, or your fingers (set with a light powder if needed), then for the final step, apply your mascara for a more volumized and naturally finished look. Now you're ready for the virtual day that awaits you while looking super refreshed!
3) Jump start your morning by drinking Green Juice daily for overall wellness.
- Fresh green juice reduces inflammation in your body. Inflammatory processes lie at the root of virtually every chronic disease process known to modern man – from obesity and diabetes to heart disease and cancer.” Yuck! Inflammation = bad. Anti-inflammatory green juice = good.
- The enzymes in fresh green juice improve your digestive health, and most health experts believe at least 80% of your immune system lives in your digesting system. Again, drink up.
- Green Juice drenches your body in plant nutrients and chlorophyll (aka liquid sunshine.) Chlorophyll strengthens your immune system, helps control inflammation, increases red blood cell production, and helps enhance your cells’ ability to carry oxygen.
The ingredients in this juice have excellent healing and detoxifying properties. It’s a great way to start your day. Feel free to add any other fresh veggies you have in the house; a good rule of thumb is at least three veggies to every piece of fruit to keep the sugar down and your blood sugar balanced.
4) Get a full 8 hours of rest - yep even though you're at home all day!
Sleep, Sleep, Sleep, Sleep it up during this time of social distancing. Use this time to catch up on rest that your body needs and get rejuvenated. Set a time for bed (really you should create a daily routine for yourself to hold yourself accountable for getting ish done... but back to my blurb on sleep). Getting a full night's rest is essential to overall wellness and health. Want to see less bags under those eyes? Get a full nights rest. Are you moody and y
our hormones are all over the place? Get a full nights rest. Are you stressed? Is anxiety taking over your life? Get a full nights rest. Now, I am not saying that 8 hours of sleep is the cure to all things... but it surely is the beginning to you setting up yourself and your days for success.
5) Make a homemade herbal steamer for brighter skin and immune health.
The inhalation of herbal is the perfect remedy for asthma, infections, bronchitis, and headaches. The steam from boiling water is often effective enough to fight congestion, but adding herbs to the water can bring a multitude of benefit. Not only can a herbal steamer do wonders for your immune health, it can also benefit your skin health. I personally like to add orange peels to my herbal steam and instantly my skin looks brighter and more awake. Have you ever made a herbal streamer? If not, try it for a natural way to boost your overall health without medications!
There we have it Queens! 6 Beauty Hacks to Try At Home While Social Distancing. I hope you apply these hacks to your daily routine! If you try them, feel free to share what worked, what you like, and maybe even things that didn't work so much!
What are some beauty hacks you have been applying since social distancing? Share them with me!! I'd love to know and try them!