It's safe to say that we're all going to be spending a little more time at home for the foreseeable future. Whilst being cooped up might be sending us a little stir crazy, we're focusing on the positives.
No hour long commute? Use that time to give yourself an anti-ageing facial. No errands to run on your lunch? Give your lips a lift instead. Nowhere to go but the sofa? Treat your mind and your skin and master the ancient Chinese ritual of Gua Sha.
So, if you’re looking for a no-fuss beauty treatment to pass the time at home, read on as we divulge some of our favourites.
1. Do a face mask
So simple, yet so effective, this face mask will leave your skin hydrated and glowing. Packed full of nourishing ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid, Aloe Leaf and Vitamin C, leave on for 15 minutes and say hello to visibly plumper skin. Perfect for a little TLC, plus if you’re currently working from home, who’s going to know you’ve got a face mask on whilst working away at your laptop?!
2. Say goodbye to peach fuzz
This is an absolute game-changer to your skincare routine and so fun to do - who knew that shaving your face could be so satisfying? By gently removing peach fuzz and dead skin, you’re removing the barrier on your skin, which allows your skincare products to penetrate into the deeper layers. Plus you’re left with a smooth, flawless base for makeup application - it’s a win-win situation.
3. De-puff tired eyes
Deliver a cooling eye massage to stressed, tired eyes with this temperature-conditioning device. Chill the device in the fridge 30 minutes prior to treatment, then carefully roll and massage around your eyes to boost circulation, nutrients and oxygen to the eye area. The results? A tighter, brighter and smoother complexion.
4. Sculpt your face and relax your mind with Gua Sha
Use the power of Gua Sha to sculpt and de-stress. The age-old Chinese medicine treats both your skin and mind, relaxing the facial muscles and stimulating the production of collagen and elastin. Sculpt and lift your face in an upwards motion to invigorate the muscles, leaving you with a glowing, radiant complexion.
5. Give yourself a salon-worthy facial
Forget everything you thought you knew about facials and say hello to the skin of your dreams with the FOREO UFO 2. This smart mask device combines T-Sonic Pulsations, heat therapy, cryotherapy and LED light therapy to deliver a facial treatment deep below the skin’s surface. Plus, there’s a whole range of fun masks to choose from, from hydrating coconut water to purifying charcoal, treating your skin has never been so fun.
6. Get instantly fuller lips
Use the NuFACE FIX to give you an instant boost, this device delivers microcurrent to the skin to make your pout look plump and fuller in just 3 minutes. What’s more, it’s also great for smoothing out fine lines around the mouth and eye areas too.
7. Finally nail that anti-ageing routine
You’ve probably already got a Clarisonic device in your drawer at home, so it’s time to dig it out and give it an upgrade. The Clarisonic Firming Massage Head uses soothing micro-firming massage technology to naturally tone and lift your skin, visibly improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Top tip: The rejuvenating massage boosts the absorption of skincare products, so we recommend pairing the treatment with your favourite moisturiser or night serum.
8. Fight acne
You can use an acne fighting device like the Lustre SOLO to get rid of your breakouts. This nifty device uses Blue Light Therapy to combat acne causing bacteria. Simply stick the device to the affected area and leave on for 20 minutes, for a completely targeted treatment.
9. Rejuvenate your skin with microneedling