Hello my lovely isolated giraffes. Let me know how you’re really doing in the comments below. You have a couple of tools on how to look after your mental health, here and here. So today’s post we’re looking after that body and how to care for your body during isolation.
How to Care for Your Body During Isolation
Starting with your lips, let us not have dry and crusty lips just because we’re isolating. Two things to keep in mind are exfoliation and moisturising. You can either purchase a lip scrub or, make one at home. A third option would be to use a manual toothbrush or a flannel and gently.
Next, you need to moisturise those lips. I’m a big, big fan of Cicaplast by La Roche-Posay which repairs the skin barrier on your lips. If you have a favourite lip balm now is the time to use it.
Smile for Me!
Let’s talk about teeth because they’re important. I’m not an expert but luckily for you (and me) my flatmate is a Dental Nurse :). Her advice is basically to floss, floss and floss some more. Lisa (that’s her name) said that, we’re home a lot more and snacking (hello boredom). So brushing is important followed by flossing. If dental floss isn’t your thing, try interdental brushes to get in between your teeth.
Heels, Knees and Elbows
Let me just say this, please wash your legs and with a loofah or flannel. Your legs need to be cleaned and exfoliated but also, your knees need a bit of tlc. Or, a coffee scrub works amazing at smoothing any roughness. The same scrub works amazingly well on elbows too. For your heels, you can use a pumice stone for smooth feet. No one needs to be cutting themselves in bed.
Another tip for smooth feet would be to, apply a thick cream, such as shea butter. Once you’ve applied it to your feet, put on some socks and go about your day. Over time ashy, hard feet would be a thing of the past.
Face the Music
My final tip on how to care for your body during isolation relates to the skin on your face. Cleanse, tone (if you use one), eye cream, serum and moisturise. Stick to the basics and layer light moisturisers. Over 30s now might be a good time to look into retinols and vitamin C if you aren’t using them as yet. A bit pricey but they know their stuff, Skinceuticals have a great vitamin C range and retinol products.
If you need more information check out Caroline Hirons cheat sheets. It has a wealth of information that’s easily digestible.
Alternatively, if you want to up level your skincare, try one of those intense treatments. I’ve heard great things about The Cure by Omorovicza, you can check out this review.
These are all the tips I’ve got for you on how to look after your body during isolation. One of my mottos is, lLook after your body as best as you can and it will take of you in the long run.
Thank you for reading and until next time, be well! x