How to look the best when returning to work after the COVID-19 lockdown
There is no better time to explore new beauty products and adapt a new skincare routine, then during self-isolation. When adjusting to a new routine it can be easy to let your bad habits slip. Your usual skin routine may have taken a turn for the worse during lockdown, but with the extra time on your hands, it’s the perfect opportunity to commit yourself to healthy, glowing skin.
When you purchase a new skincare range it's important to use the products regularly in order to get the best results. Neglecting to do this will mean you will not be able to tell whether the products are working effectively. It may even increase the length of time it takes for you to start seeing results. So to achieve the best results and get the most of your new products follow our lead.
We’ll show you how to get the best post-iso glow:
STEP#1 CLEANSE & EXFOLIATE
This is my favourite because it’s actually 2 steps combined, so quite a time saver, especially if you’re in a rush getting ready for work in the mornings. With all the dirt and grime that builds up on the skins’ surface throughout the day, cleansing is the first step of any skincare routine. Cleansing should always be done twice a day, in the morning and at night.
HOW TO CLEANSE FOR BEST RESULT:
Soak the Purifying Konjac Sponge in warm water, squeeze out the excess water and apply a small amount of the Uplifting Cleanser to the sponge. In circular motion buff over your face and neck. Rinse off with lukewarm water, pat dry lightly. If contact with eyes occurs, rinse thoroughly with water.
STEP #2 TONEToners make a huge difference to how your skin will look and feel after cleansing. The purpose is to remove everything that the cleanser leaves behind but it also nourishes and replenishes your skin, refines your pores and improves the appearance of your skin. Toner helps to smooth, soften and calm the skin.
HOW TO TONE FOR BEST RESULTS:
Use our Calming Toner twice daily after cleansing. Dab a few drops of toner on a cotton pad and apply evenly across your face – remember to target problem areas, like your T-zone (forehead and nose) or chin. Leave your face slightly damp – this allows your moisturiser to be more easily absorbed. For evenly toned and beautiful skin use twice daily before applying moisturiser.
STEP #3 MOISTURISE
Moisturiser is a must – day and night! Moisturisers prevent your skin from drying out, leaving your skin hydrated and smooth. Our skin repairs itself while we sleep so don’t skip moisturising at night to give your skin the best to rejuvenate overnight. Don’t rush through your night time skin care routine – focus on your skins’ needs and give it the time it deserves so that you can wake up to skin that looks rested and nourished – ready for the busy day ahead.
HOW TO MOISTURISE FOR BEST RESULTS:
Apply a small amount of our Luxurious Face Cream to your face, neck and décolletage. Massage gently into your skin every morning and evening after cleansing and toning.
Why not add some self-care into your skincare routine?!
Your skincare routine is the perfect opportunity to build the habit of mindfulness and selfcare into your daily life. Mindfulness is all about slowing down to be present and aware of thoughts, physical sensations and the world around us. It’s a powerful way to help us cope with everyday life and benefit our mental and physical wellbeing.
The good news? You don’t need to become a yogi or find a bunch of extra time in your day to get a little more mindful. You can simply give your regular skincare routine a mindful makeover.
When we apply skin care products, we often just lather on the soap or slap on the moisturiser without really allowing us to focus on what we’re doing.
But when we slow down it allows us to move through this activity with greater attention and intention to become fully present in the moment. Instead of rushing through the process, slow down and allow your skincare routine to become an act of self-care you look forward to, rather than just ticking another task off the list. As you apply your creams, lotions and oils, pay attention to the textures.
How do they feel on your skin? Take time to massage the products properly into your skin, this will also help maximise the effectiveness of each product. Deeply inhale and appreciate the different fragrances of your skincare products.
Connecting with the five senses and incorporating scents to your skincare regime can transform it into a beautiful, energising ritual.
The Merindah Botanicals range of face and body care products makes it really easy to add selfcare and mindfulness to your life because all of our products have an element of Aromatherapy. They are not only good for your skin but also good for your mind.