Working from home has become the new norm for everyone during these unprecedented times. There are some great changes that came out of this situation – no more jostling for seats on public transport during rush hour - you can simply work in the comforts of your own home.
But you may have also noticed some other not-so-great changes. Perhaps you’re less productive at home, or the blurring of boundaries between work and home is taking a toll on your health and skin.
Maintain your looks with these easy beauty tips that will help you relax and feel good about yourself while you continue to work from home during Phase Two.
1. Pop out for a quick dermal filler treatment
Spending every day at home confined to the same space makes things a little dull. With the circuit breaker measures relaxed, why not pop by an aesthetic clinic to get a dermal filler treatment for an instant natural and youthful look?
Long hours of staring and squinting at the laptop can put a lot of stress on the eyes, resulting in unsightly dark circles and wrinkles. These hyaluronic (HA) acid dermal fillers can instantly plump up your skin around the eyes, cheeks, and lips, which helps restore lost volume as well as smoothen fine lines and wrinkles. These visible instant results can last up to 18 months.
This is the perfect solution to those pesky last-minute Zoom meetings that seem to crop up all the time. No more scrambling out of bed to put on makeup to hide your eye bags or wrinkles.
Better yet, this minimally invasive treatment takes only about thirty minutes*, with little downtime. It is very suitable for even those who are on a tight schedule.
Just don’t forget to put on your mask when you go out for your treatment!
2. Treat yourself to a quick and easy home facial
When your home becomes your office, it can feel like you’re always at work. Opt for a do-it-yourself facial to care for your complexion and relieve some stress at the same time.
First, cleanse your skin well to prep the skin and remove unwanted dead skin cells. Next, use an exfoliating scrub to slough away the debris and get the most out of the skincare ingredients from the next few steps. Thereafter, fill a bowl with hot water and position your face over it to open up the pores.
This step is the most relaxing part out of the entire DIY facial: the facial mask. Use a face mask that targets whatever problems your skin is facing – Oily? Get a clay-based mask or one that is infused with Vitamin C. Dry? Opt for a mask that contains hyaluronic acid or Vitamin B5.
Finally, moisturize your face with your usual hydrating products. At the same time, give yourself a facial massage to increase blood circulation and boost lymphatic damage. Not only does this home facial revitalises and rejuvenates your body, but it also gives your skin a healthy, natural glow that can be seen even through the grainiest webcam.
3. Use a facial mist for a perk-me-up
Our weather gets unbearably hot at times, and it’s hard to resist dozing off in the heat, especially after a heavy lunch. Combat afternoon fatigue with a facial mist. It freshens, hydrates, and revitalises your skin with its chock-full of antioxidants and vitamin-rich ingredients.
To avoid drying out your complexion once the facial mist evaporates, get face mists that contain moisturising agents, which will help to retain moisture on your skin.
4. Opt for a sunscreen with blue light protection
As we shift to our work-from-home setup and become increasingly reliant on digital devices, it seems more impossible than ever to reduce our average daily screen time. Worse still, these digital gadgets – laptops, tablets, mobile phones— emit HEV light, or blue light, that causes free radical damage, premature ageing, and hyperpigmentation.
While working from home, do remember to slather on some broad-spectrum sunscreen every few hours to combat those UVB/UVA rays and blue light and prevent them from ageing our skin.