Your skin is your best accessory, so take care of it!
As the whole world is forced to cocoon in isolation, it is our hope here at Tydløs, that this ordeal will varnish as fast as it appeared. It is indeed a trying time for everyone and a taxing experience from all fronts. The best we can all do is to endure the whole with intentional calm and hope.
Irrespective of where you might find yourself on the globe, the confines of your homes are apparently the best place to be at this time. The body and especially the skin, will start showing signs that the isolation bit, brings with itself.
Now is a good time, to take extra good care of your skin and give it that deserved overhaul, that is otherwise so time-consuming for the lifestyles of busy schedules. This goes for both men and women.
Natural homemade remedies are a good way to keep busy. On the contrary, many online stores are still open and taking orders. Though some have new rules to limited purchase on essentials only, a good number of them, are sure to take and deliver your orders, to your door.
Allow us to guide you through a range of luxury skin care products, that can make all the difference for all skin types at this time of isolation.
Tydløs would like to take this opportunity to thank and give our utmost respect to all the heroes giving the diverse services on the frontline.
The Gentle Soap Shines Again
The current act of washing hands has become a compulsory measure that has been put forward to help combat the pandemic at large. This not only protects you as a person, but helps prevent the spreading of the virus. 20 seconds of regular washing is the recommended take regularly, throughout the day.
The good old soap is making a comeback after almost falling into oblivion and the gentle bar soap is proving to be the best choice for the enacted rescue.
Homemade Bar Soap
You will be surprised to find that you have all ingredients necessary to make soap at home. The most important ingredient is lye, which without, one will not achieve the desired results. Care should be taken when dealing with lye.
Here's how to make bar soap yourself.
L'occitane en Provence
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This Shea Butter based soap by L’Occitane is as gentle as it gets. Meant for cleaning the face, it has that mild effect that will nurture the hands too, without exposing them to dryness.
L’Occitane is a brand known for its Provence-only rule, but here an exception was made. They teamed up with women of Burkina Faso, who have been using Shea Butter for centuries to nourish and protect hair and skin, and have created a sustainable fair-trade supply chain that delivers supreme quality. A win-win situation, if you ask me.
Cleansing & Exfoliating
Cleansing and exfoliating are essential for helping the skin to regenerate. As much as we may cleanse our skin with soap or cleansers, traces of stubborn dead skin will still be present and that is where, exfoliating is necessary for that final uniform glow. Again, with all the time in the isolation space, one can choose the home remedy way right from one’s kitchen or make an order online.
When all you have is soap and you want that extra glow on your face, there are several remedies that work wonders, which you can find right in your kitchen. Homemade scrubs could be all your skin was waiting for.
Check out these 11 Amazing Homemade Face Scrubs Recipes.
Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser
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From the way it smells to what it can do, this regenerating cleanser, is one of the best things out there. An all-natural exfoliating cleanser that has the ability to gently dissolve dead skin cells, while also clearing the pores. With a mix of water-soluble oils and enzymes, it works wonders to clear out breakouts.
Block That UVA with Sunscreen
Sunscreen just like the sunglasses is a vital essential in protecting our skin from the two types of harmful rays of the sun. The UVA are the long-wave ultraviolet A rays that can penetrate deep into the skin’s thickest layer called the dermis and the UVB rays of the sun type, are the short-wave ultraviolet B rays that will usually burn the superficial layers of the skin called the epidermis.
So even when indoors and in isolation, the UVB rays can still come through the windows and do their damage. Use your sunscreen generously, especially during this isolation period.
Yes, it is possible to make your own sunscreen from the comforts of your home but it is not a very easy task. The link below goes into the details of the chemistry.
Kari Gran Essential SPF
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Kari Gran Essential SPF is a mineral facial sunscreen that provides broad-spectrum protection against the harmful rays of the sun and at the same time, moisturizes the skin with its naturally derived organic mineral-based oils and ingredients. It goes on light and is therefore a good base for make-up.
Stop the Breakouts & Blemishes
Breakouts are the nightmare of many be it young or old. The hated pimples can cause anxiety to many who are at a loss of what to do. Visiting the dermatologist is the first and best thing to do, where one is able to get professional help. Secondly, there are many good products that are known to fight breakouts successfully. Last but not least, some homemade remedies have proven to work magic if used well and consistently.
Homemade Face Serums
For those that love essential oils, homemade serums could be your next hobby. With the isolation time at hand, this will make those hours seem to fly, as we wait for better times to come.
La Mer the Concentrate
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LA MER THE CONCENTRATE is the serum on top of the list. Very few serums out there stand a chance against this magical portion of a skin product. Whether you use it for hydrating the skin or erasing that pimple overnight, it truly works wonders. It is one of those products where one cherishes its power to that last drop. It reduces redness, calms inflammation and hydrates the skin. Truly a magic portion in skin care.
Moisturize, Moisturize & Moisturize Again
Moisturizing is by far the most important regimen in skin care. It doesn’t matter what kind of moisturizer one applies. The difference is there to be seen if you don’t use one. Almost everyone applies a form of this skin care to avoid dry skin and that is the reason why the largest range of skin care products fall under this category.
This is the one skin product one should never ignore.
Like all the other products, this should also be a fun project that will make you and your skin happy.
Augustin Bader the Rich Cream
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The magical formulation of this intensely luxurious and super hydrator was mastered by Professor Augustinus Bader, a 30-year skin-cell research expert. He created a trigger factor complex that speeds up the skin’s cells regeneration.
Skin enthusiasts everywhere have hyped this moisturizer that is rich in omega 6 fatty acids and anti-oxidants, argan, avocado and evening primrose oil, ultimately protecting the skin from free radicals.
It stimulates the skin’s natural processes of rejuvenation by reversing dry skin, visibly reducing fine lines and wrinkles, strengthens the skin’s moisture barrier and dramatically improves the complexion.
Suitable for all skin types, it offers the ultimate protective shield against dry climate and is ideal for the night time routine.
Regenerate at Night
Night creams are becoming popular as time goes by. What was once meant only for a few is now available at different prices and qualities. The crux here, is to choose the better quality, even though it comes with a higher price tag. The skin regenerates better when we are taking our night’s rest and it is therefore, a very important product to take seriously, if one is seeking that flawless glow.
Homemade Night Cream
Making your own night cream sounds a little daring, but it can be done. Try out some of these recipes and show-off your glow after the isolation.
Image Source: Chanel
Transform the Eye Contour
Eye cream is an essential that many ignore. Many, start showing those fine lines at the corner of the eyes already in their late 20s. The eye bags also start revealing themselves due to whichever stress or lack of sleep. If you haven’t invested in this helpful cream or oil, this is a good time to give it a try.
Always apply eye cream to clean and dry skin and ensure that your hands are clean.
Apply it around the eye orbital area before applying the facial moisturizer to reap all the benefits it can give.
Homemade Eye Cream
Eye creams can be expensive for many and having a recipe that helps you make one from home, is something you can blow your own trumpet for, after the results.
Lancome Absolue Revitalizing Eye Cream
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Lancome’s Absolue revitalising eye cream offers a rich texture to comfort and hydrate. With three rose extracts, it is inspired by nature and combined with a high-tech alliance with Pro-Xylane, it is refined by science. Lancome has you covered here.
Supplements are Essential
Supplementing is another division that doesn’t come to mind where skin care is involved, but oh yes, the skin should also be taken care of from within. The food we eat also plays a big role here. If one feeds on junk food all the time, the skin will show and tell.
Knowing the supplements that boost a youthful skin is crucial in adding nutrients to our largest organ.
Here are some important ones that should find a place in one’s chosen cabinet.
- VITAMIN A – Keeps the acne away. An effective antioxidant that decreases the size of sebaceous glands and the amount of oil the skin produces. (Pumpkins)
- VITAMIN C – Helps boost collagen, repairs sun-damaged skin, strong hydrating effects and helps in healing and discolouration. (Pineapple)
- COLLAGEN – Anti-aging effects, boosts skin collagen production and increases skin elasticity. (Bone-broth)
- MAGNESIUM – Minimizes inflammation, reduces levels of cortisol which in turn reduces acne and other skin disorders and improves overall cellular function. (Leafy greens)
- ZINC – Another powerful antioxidant and important micronutrient required for normal functioning of the skin, good for damaged scalp and healing damaged skin. (Meat)
- OMEGA 3 – One of the best anti-inflammatory agents known. Helps treat psoriasis, inflammation and redness of the skin and can elevate rough, scaly skin and dermatitis. (Avocado)
- VITAMIN E – Repairs acute sun damage, a powerful antioxidant, improves immune function and skin durability. (Almonds)
- VITAMIN D – Helps heal skin and discolouration from long-term sun damage and preliminary studies show that acne can prevail due to Vitamin D deficiency. (Tuna)
Water the Great
The master of all, and that doesn’t need an introduction, is the one and only – Water! It’s the simplest remedy, drink and hydrate! Your skin will thank you, too.
And with that, one can see that skin care is a story in itself. The list of products that fall under this category are in the hundreds, we would need many articles just to cover them all more deeply. I’m certain that we here at Tydløs, will gradually and happily delve into diverse skin care categories as time goes by.
For now, the Tydløs team wishes everyone around the globe, peace and calm as we hopefully anticipate better times ahead.
Cheers to health!