5 Beauty Tips in the Time of Quarantine
There are many downsides to being part of a generation affected by a pandemic of epic proportions. Many sacrifices are being made while the universe has basically hit one giant PAUSE button on all of our lives. There is, however, always a silver lining around every contagion-riddled, self-isolating cloud – the gift of time. We collectively have more time on our hands than ever before.
Approximately 1.5 billion human beings on earth are self-isolating. 3 out of 4 North Americans have been ordered to stay home. Now is the time to read the books you never have time for, catch up with friends and family via virtual connections, and to finally pay closer attention to and actually ENJOY your self-care routine.
Let’s face it, pre-COVID lifestyles were mostly spent rushing from one chore to the next. We have always encouraged good skin care “on the go” or trying to focus on “3 basic steps’ for a good skin care routine. But with so many excellent medical grade products at our disposal, coupled with the excess amount of time we now have on our hands, we can finally pay a little more attention to our self-care routines and add a few extra steps!
5 extra steps to add to your routine
- The Exfoliation Challenge
You are at home. No one can see you. There has never been a more convenient time to finally try the most effective at-home peel ever!! The Enzymatic Fruit Exfoliant is a well-known gentle peel that uses fruit enzymes to remove dead cells, facilitate the flow of sebum, fade the appearance of spots and activate cell renewal to reveal fresh, newly rejuvenated skin. You might go red; you might peel, and your skin might feel sensitive. But it will also look the best it has looked in a long, long time!
The product used is the Enzymatic Fruit Exfoliant by France Laure which contains Fruit Enzymes (pomegranate, papaya, cranberry, pineapple, pumpkin and cucumber as well as Salicylic Acid.
Once or twice a week, on cleansed skin, apply a generous layer of Enzymatic Fruit Exfoliant to the face, neck and décolleté. Work in circular motions for 1 minute and let stand 5 to 10 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and follow with an appropriate mask for a radiant result.
Please remember to use your sunscreen during this peel, even if you are staying indoors!
- Mask away baby!
With so much talk about protective medical face masks during the time of COVID-19, let’s not forget the silver lining of the situation – we have time to utilize so many different excellent treatment masks! During our normal day to day lives our skin takes a beating with exposure to pollution, heavy makeup and stress. Social distancing is the time to walk around the comfort of your home with a cleansing and nourishing mask.
The Repairing Cream Mask by France Laure
This repairing treatment mask softens and hydrates your skin. It also reduces the discomfort of tightness and simulates cell regeneration.
USE: Once or twice a week, apply the mask to the face, neck and décolleté. Leave on for 15 minutes, then blot off the excess and keep overnight.
► Dry and alipic skin.
The Sébo-Control Cream Mask by France Laure
This “acne fighting mask” clarifies the complexion, purifies the epidermis and tightens dilated pores. A lasting way to say goodbye to small imperfections!
USE: On clean skin, apply to the face, neck and décolleté. Allow 15 to 20 minutes for a break. Can be used with an exfoliant once or twice a week as needed.
► Combination to oily skin and acne-prone skin.
The Youthful Gel Mask by France Laure
This amazing mask improves skin tone, moisturizes and soothes, stimulates cell regeneration.
USE: Once or twice a week, apply the mask on the face, neck and décolleté. Leave on for 15 minutes, then remove the excess and keep the mask overnight.
► All skin types, mature skin.
- What the neck?!
Most skin care routines often neglect the neck area. Yet the neck remains one of the most requested (and challenging) areas to treat, for this very reason. Use this extra free time on your hands to enjoy the process and ALL the steps of your skin care routine and make a habit of including the neck and chest areas. While most of your moisturizers will adequately hydrate your neck and chest, adding a growth factor serum to help stimulate collagen would be a very beneficial extra step.
Botox effect 24 hours without injections!
This strong serum inhibits muscle contraction to reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles and expression lines. It stimulates cell renewal for plump and radiant skin.
3D Firming Serum
Ultra-efficient treatment that fights against the sagging of facial muscles, reduces expression lines by stimulating collagen. Stimulates microcirculation and restructures the skin barrier which retains water.
Intense Youthful Serum
This serum prevents and corrects the signs of aging. Maintains and restructures the oval of the face. Also stimulates the production of energy necessary for the proper functioning of cell to fight against skin fatigue.
Always remember to apply sunscreen to your neck and chest!
- Energy revival!
Hands up if your energy needs to be revived. The wellness industry, just like the cosmetics and beauty industry, is on a forced hiatus. BUT…there is no need for your overall health and energy to also fall victim to the consequences of Corona. Neora is a proud, worldwide leader of the happiness movement, they offer a unique approach to looking, feeling and living better, highlighted by their unprecedented belief in the important role being happy and having a positive attitude play in staying young and maintaining a high quality of life.
Youth Factor™ Antioxidant Boost Powder is packed with a medley of daily essentials to help create a super you! It’s formulated with Neora’s exclusive Youth Factor™ enzyme blend, Complex NAA blend, body-fortifying antioxidants, and fruits and vegetables to help support biological functions which play a key role in the maintenance of good health.
Youth Factor™ Complete Vitality Complex
This daily-use supplement is designed to support health where it starts: the cellular level.
Featuring Neora’s proprietary Youth Factor™ enzyme blend and patent-pending Complex NAA blend, this holistic vitamin and mineral supplement supports biological functions which play a key role in the maintenance of good health.
EHT® Brain Formula
EHT® Natural Health Product helps enhance memory and cognitive functions in adults while also metabolizing carbohydrates, fats and proteins.
- Vitamin D Cravings
Its’s summer and everyone want to enjoy the sunshine as much as it lasts! We don’t blame you! With almost 10 months of rain in the year, Vancouverites don’t get much Vitamin D. One thing that many of us don’t pay attention to is proper sunscreen!
Our all-time favourite sunscreen is the Intense Environmental Protection50.
It’s a fragrance free and hypoallergenic sunscreen that protects against external aggressions by maintain a lipid and water balance. Traps free radicals responsible for premature aging of the skin.
Try incorporating these 5 extra steps to your beauty routines and walk out of this disaster looking better than ever.
Stay safe, stay home, and check in with us whenever you feel like it. We miss you, shine brighter lovelies.