Now that we’re all stuck at home, a single day is starting to feel like a century; have you found yourself wondering aloud about how we are going to last until 1st June? Take heart - it is normal to feel down, unproductive, sluggish, and Overall-Miserable every day.
With all that’s happening, stress is building up, our mental health is struggling and it might feel like the clock’s ticking faster than it should. It doesn’t have to be that way.
Now that most of us, non-frontliners and non-essential workers, work, live, breathe from home, let’s make good use of the extra time!
Instead of commuting to work, use that extra time for meditation or a self-care session because we often forget that clearing our heads and having a mental recharge is just as important as exercise.
Establishing Natural Skincare Routines
With our skin being the largest organ on the body, achieving radiant, healthy-looking skin is the first step to looking and feeling great. Taking time to complete your skincare ritual every day is key.
With what’s happening, we’re in no rush to get ready for work in the morning, so, just splashing some water on your face just doesn't cut it anymore. Taking good care of your skin by implementing a consistent routine with the right skin care products is crucial.
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The Camu line, in particular, is perfect for when your skin is in need of a brightening boost. Infused with the Amazonian superfruit rich in Vitamin C, this series revitalizes dull, lackluster skin, fades dark spots and evens out skin tone.
Flex Your Face
Facial yoga is another great way to improve metabolism and the rejuvenation of your skin. Designed to combat aging, the daily practice of repetitive facial exercises help smoothen lines and lift the skin around the eyes and neck.
By gently stretching your facial muscles regularly, it strengthens and engages them in resistance training, which boosts blood circulation, keeping your skin plump.
Putting in the extra effort to keep your skin healthy can prevent problems like hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, and fine lines; and who wouldn’t want smoother, younger-looking skin?
Dare to Bare
This is also a good time to go makeup-free and let your skin breathe.
The longer you go without makeup, the better regulated your skin will be. It can control temperature, oil, hydration better and it even manages exfoliation processes better. Skip applying toner and that double cleanser and just hop straight into bed!
With an established and consistent skincare regimen, you’ll see results over time, and chances are, you’ll want to start other healthy habits to keep up with your new routine.
It’s no secret that sleep, diet, and fitness also play significant roles in reviving one’s age.
Healthy Eating Habits
Other than taking care of the skin on the surface level, a healthy diet brings out your skin's natural glow from inside out.
Researchers have even concluded that eating fruits and vegetables is the safest and healthiest way to tackle dull complexions and fine lines. Instead of the typical salads, make use of the current Circuit Breaker to try out the new recipes you’ve found online!
So, load up on those acai bowls, banana pancakes, or fruit popsicles!
Some other fun ways to incorporate them into your daily meals are substituting meats with beans and veggies, and replacing potato chips with healthy snacks like apple chips or carrots with hummus.
It's no rocket science that diet and exercise come hand-in-hand. Like everything else, fitness is flexible and can be personalized according to one’s conditions, likes, and needs.
Don’t be too hard on yourself, do whatever works for you and just have fun with it!
Don’t Worry, Workout Happy
A 15-minutes yoga session to start off the day, aerobic dance exercises to keep the heart pumping or even some light stretches to help relax before bed.
The rule of thumb is that as long as you’re moving your body, you’ll feel more energetic, less stressed, and generally happier as a person, with endorphins charging through your veins. Regular exercise also helps with getting a good night’s sleep.
Speaking of getting enough rest, did you know that adults between 26 to 64 years old and older adults above the age of 65 need a minimum of 7 hours of sleep?
In today’s fast-paced society, you might make do with 5 hours, but chances are, you are sleep deprived. The quality of sleep directly affects your physical and mental health. Some negative effects of lack of sleep are premature aging, a weakened immune system, and difficulty managing emotions.
None of us wants to be that cranky lady who doesn’t look their age, right?
There are no magic pills or fountains of youth. Staying young requires determination and effort. With the tips above, we hope you take advantage of the current Circuit Breaker to revive your age!
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