It’s never been a better time to ensure that you’re taking extra care of yourself. Self-care has been heavily promoted over the last few years, but with the recent Coronavirus pandemic, it’s more important than ever.
Many of us are spending lots of time at home at the moment. Some of us may be working, whilst others have found themselves furloughed or sadly, without a job to go back to. For our amazing key workers and NHS staff, there has never been a busier time. I’m sure that many of us will find that our stress levels and anxiety levels are higher, so taking care of our bodies and minds as best as we can is vital.
Today, I wanted to share 5 self-care tips to try during lockdown to help you to feel revitalised, refreshed and focused.
1. Perfect your skincare routine for a luxurious at-home pamper
I love indulging in a little time to apply my skincare on a morning and at night. It makes me feel pampered and taken care of. Plus, it keeps my skin looking and feeling its best. I’ve been enjoying using the Nouveau Lashes Rejuvenating Eye Cream and Mask – it’s so rich and is also anti-ageing. With the clinically proven active ingredient, BEAUTIFEYE™️, my eyelids appear lifted, and any fine lines or wrinkles appear smoother. It leaves my whole eye area looking fresher, plumped and hydrated so I’m looking my best for my daily video calls with my team! I love that the cream can be used as a mask that covers the whole eye area including lashes and brows.
2. Try a new makeup look
If you’ve always wanted to experiment with a new makeup look but never had the time, try it now! It’s the perfect time to play around and really have fun with your products. And the best thing? If you make a mistake you can simply wipe it away! Many of my microblading clients will be filling their brows in at home to put them on until they can visit me for their retouch appointments. HD Brows offer some fantastic products for the professional brow look at home. Brow Colourfix might be a perfect option for you if you’re looking for a brow gel to tame unruly hairs that offers a dose of colour, too. The formula is enriched with vitamin E to provide antioxidant properties to your brow hairs. It can even be used by men on beards or moustaches! Plus, it’s half price at the moment and comes with a free Lip Define lip pencil with every purchase!
3. Start a gratitude journal
Sometimes it’s hard to pick out the positive points about your day from the top of your head – especially when you’re pre-occupied with the current situation. A gratitude journal really helps you to reflect on your day and pull out those all-important positives that help you to feel great! You can buy gratitude journals to fill in, but all you really need is a small notebook. To get started. Pop the date down on your page and list five things that you’re grateful for. It could be that first cup of tea on a morning, or a cuddle with your pet. Anything that makes your day feel that extra bit special. I think you’ll be surprised at how many things you can list!
4. Invest in yourself
Is there a hobby that you’ve really wanted to take up? Perhaps you’d really like to learn something new? It’s great to use this time to sign up for webinars, order in some craft supplies or simply sit and read about your favourite topics. Learning is so enriching and helps to keep our minds active and our creativity flowing. If you’re a permanent makeup artist or are currently learning the skill, my K.B Pro Academy have just launched a Microblading Practise Kit and a Digital Machine Practise Kit. Each kit contains the professional tools to practise your skills at home during lockdown. A great way to keep your hand in and refine your craft!
5. Hit the reset button
I think one of the most important things you can do during the lockdown is take the time to just be. We spend the majority of our lives working to deadlines, sticking to time limits or rushing from one job to the next. Do whatever feels right for you – from a PJ day watching your favourite movies, to a yoga class, it could be the simplest of things.
I really hope that you’re all taking care and staying safe. Please keep in touch and let me know how you’re getting on.
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