Self Care Tips for “Stay at Home”
- Posted on: Apr 12 2020
While “Stay at Home” orders may have us feeling a bit cooped up, there are some silver linings. In addition to family time, cooking at home, and digging into long overdue household projects, this is the perfect time to take care of your skin. After all, if you’re going to cocoon, you might as well come out looking like a butterfly!
Here at Azul SkinHealth, we are passionate about making sure you have everything you need to keep your skin happy and healthy! Therefore, we’ve decided to provide a series of quarantine skin health blogs to give you some ideas about how to take care of your skin during these crazy (and unprecedented) times.
1. Take a make-up holiday
Since you don’t have to go anywhere, now is a perfect time to let your skin breathe without applying your usual daily makeup. Makeup, especially when worn consistently over time, can clog our pores and trap sweat and bacteria, increasing our chances of breaking out or creating dull skin. Give your skin a break and you might just find that you like it!
2. Clean your makeup brushes
Often forgotten (and frequently dreaded) is the spring cleaning of our makeup brushes. However, let’s face it, this simple and important step can make a big difference in promoting skin health! Bacteria, dead skin cells and residual makeup often build up on brushes causing breakouts and other irritations on the skin. Another benefit of cleaning your brushes, is that clean brushes apply makeup much more smoothly. So, use this time to your advantage, and clean your makeup brushes- you’ll be happy you did!
It’s easy to clean brushes or makeup blenders at home and you really don’t need a specific product to do so. Here are a few easy steps to get you started!
- Apply a small amount of facial cleanser in the palm of your hand.
- Wet the brush or blender using warm water. Then, using a circular motion, swirl the brush or blender in the cleanser.
- Using warm water, rub the brush bristles or the blender between your fingers to get out all of the suds.
Repeat this procedure as needed if you have a lot of buildup in the brushes. When you’re done, just lay the brushes on a towel and let them air dry.
3. Purge your makeup drawer
Now is a great time to sort through that crowded makeup drawer and get rid of anything you haven’t used in many months (or years!). Remember that makeup does not last forever, and it is not healthy to use old makeup. Most cosmetic products don’t have expiration dates stamped on them, but if you can’t remember how long you’ve had it… then it’s probably been too long. Another test of time is the “playdough” test: if any of your cosmetics smell like playdough, they’ve gone bad and you should get rid of them.
Then, once this is all over, you can justify taking a wonderful excursion to the makeup counter to check out all the new colors and products. Of course, you can shop online if you want to, but there’s nothing quite like looking at makeup products in person!
We hope you enjoyed these tips! Stay safe and remember to take good care of yourself and your loved ones.
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