Makeup? No. Skin Care? Yes.

Ankaa: Makeup? No. Skin Care? Yes.

These days everything in your personal hygiene regimen can seem like a chore. But we all know that it feels much better putting in a little extra to get a lot of good out -- taking your time to have a long soak in the bath, to put on a hair mask, or to lather up some body cream. You may be forgoing makeup in the age of phone conferences and camera-less Zoom meetings, but that doesn’t mean that you should ditch your skin care routine!

Although we’re saying goodbye to foundation and blush, our skin still needs help. Even just staying at home 24/7 exposes your skin to oil and irritants. Right now, what we all need is a little treat, a pick-me-up to make ourselves feel good inside and out. In this article, we’ll be giving you the top tips on how to keep your skin in balance during self-isolation!

1. Add Something New To Your Routine!

Odds are you may have gotten yourself into a rut. All of us can identify with the dull, day-in-day-out routine of lockdown. But trying something new, particularly something low-effort -- even if it's just a small addition to your skin care routine -- can brighten your day and your skin. Try a serum with Vitamin C to add some inner glow. Or try a new moisturizer with anti-aging ingredients to fight fine lines and wrinkles. You can’t go wrong!

2. Lips Lookin’ Good!

Find yourself turning away from your usual, drying matte lipstick? Us too. Instead, turn to your favorite, reliable lip balm or chapstick. If you’re looking for something with a little bit of ‘oomph, try a tinted lip balm for extra shine and color. Best thing yet -- it makes your lips feel and look amazing.

3. Consistency is Key

If you’ve been reading any lockdown survival article, you probably know that the first thing that all psychologists recommend is keeping a consistent routine. This extends to all aspects of our life -- that first cup of coffee in the morning, brushing our hair, and applying our favorite skin care products. We are all struggling with low motivation in these difficult times. It is easy to forget bits of our routine that used to make us so happy after long days at work. But now is not the time to give up on these daily traditions! Try setting an alarm or reminder for your cleanser, moisturizer, and serum in the morning and night to keep your mind and body consistent during these turbulent times. Your skin and your brain will thank you!

4. Keep it Moving!

Adopt the mindset that everything will be okay. Lockdown will not last. It is important in these times to sync your physical self-care routine with your mental one. Take this extra time to invest in your health. Try a new online workout and sit for a 10-15 minute meditation. Do all of this as you keep up with your skin care routine. Physical health is closely tied with skin health -- the more active you are, the happier your body is all around. So don’t forget to put good in from head to toe. Even just a short walk around the block will clear your head and get your muscles moving. We all know that stress and lack of exercise is a one-way ticket to a breakout. Do your mind and body a favor and keep it moving!

We hope that these tips have brought some clarity to your thoughts on keeping up with your skin health during these difficult times. If you’re looking to try something new, our Time-Resist Ultra-Hydrating Moisturizer and our Smooth & Lift Time-Resist Perfecting Serum promise excellent glow-boosting, anti-aging results for all skin types and seasons. Lastly, a quick message to close -- remember that we’re all in this together. 

Stay healthy and safe!