If there wasn’t anything that can make celebrities like Julia Roberts live like us, the coronavirus is doing it. Celebrities are flaunting off their porcelain complexions as they share bare-faced selfies while staying at home.
Of course, being able to have an enviable complexion doesn’t happen overnight, but it is definitely possible if you work for it. Here are some of the top tips on how to get there.
WEAR SUNSCREEN DAILY
“If you want good skin in your 50s, start using a good sunscreen in your early 20s”.
In case you were wondering, this isn’t just any quote we plucked off the internet. It’s actually pretty good advice. We know now that ultraviolet rays from the sun can damage skin, and not just in terms of burning it. UVB rays are responsible for burning skin, but did you know that UVA rays are responsible for aging skin?
So the sun is a potent skin ager, and we should wear a sunscreen of at least SPF 30 daily, rain or shine.
EXFOLIATIVE PEELS AND MASKS AT HOME
As we get older, the process of skin renewal slows down, and the skin starts to look visibly aged as the years go by. One of the best skin vitamins that doctors love is no longer Vitamin C, but Vitamin A! Over-the-counter vitamin A derived products contain retinol, which is more tolerable for daily use for most people.
To speed up the skin’s renewal process, instead of just moisturizing, experts suggest exfoliative masks or peels instead. These are your new-age peels which remove dead skin cells very superficially for a healthier glow.
TRY A FUTURISTIC MASK
If you have anything between 3 to 30 minutes, try an at-home LED mask. This is a mask that lights up in certain colours to boost collagen and elastic, as well as reduce acne. You will need to use this for at least 10 weeks to see any visible results, or try a medical-grade LED light therapy available in some clinics.
INVEST IN SOME LOW MAINTAINANCE TREATMENTS
If you aren’t the sort to have your face injected with fillers, hear me out on this one. Youth Preserve, also known as Profhilo is the latest dermal filler on the block. Like most of its filler predecessors, it is synthetic hyaluronic acid, and is injected into the skin. Except that it is anything but what all the other hyaluronic acid fillers are. The long and short of it all is, Profhilo is taking the beauty world by storm. Not only is everyone doing it, it’s basically making those who swear to never Botox or inject “artificial stuff” into their faces regret they ever said it.
10 jabs in the face. 5 minutes. Done.