Skincare tips for lockdown

by Sarah Taylor

The third UK lockdown is here and it's uncertain when and how easily it will end. I know that it is tricky to stick to a certain routine but do you think that social distancing and staying home is really an excuse to not take care of your skin? Here are some easy tips especially for those staying home 24/7 and want to maintain a glowing and healthy skin.


  • Green tea pads for the eyes


Green tea is the most beloved Korean ingredient and we all know how good the Korean skincare is. Full of caffeine, antioxidants and tannins, green tea is known to reduce swelling, puffiness, red eyes and brushes and it is an anti-ageing solution. And the best news? You can easily make the pads from just green tea. Prepare your tea following the instructions and let the bags cool down either naturally or by putting them in the freezer. After cooling down, place the bags into your eyes for 20-25 minutes


  • Do ice massages


This is a very popular tip among celebs and has a definite place in their routine. Start by grabbing some freshly made ice cubes and a bowl of water. Dip your face in the water 3-5 times for 10 seconds ,take one ice cube and starting from your jawline, gently massage with upward circular motions for 1-2 minutes. Be careful not to hold the ice too long as it can cause burns. This kind of facial massage eliminates puffiness, ease acne, reduce excessive oil production and smooth wrinkles and fine lines. If you are using it for acne, probably you have to use different ice cubes for different areas of your face to avoid transmission of bacteria. Ice cubes can also be made with other liquids than water such as aloe Vera gel, tea, coffee or rose water for different skin concerns. You can do this facial massage every day during your morning routine to get instant results of glowing skin.


  • Forget about makeup


I’s pretty hard to forget your favourite foundation that gives you luminous skin but there is a lockdown, right? I am sure you can go at least 1 month without foundation and this is probably one of the best tips you can follow. Makeup products do not stay just on top of the skin but are absorbed and fill in your pores. This build-up is more likely to cause clogged pores that lead to breakouts, pimples and blackheads but also makes your pores look enlarged and your skin dull and dry. Going at least a month without foundation and with proper cleansing will help you unclog your pores, handle your breakouts and reduce oil production. If you still insist on wearing makeup, you can try mixing a small part of your favourite foundation with your moisturising cream or your sunscreen to get the coverage you need but in a light texture. Let your skin breathe this time!



Of course, on top of these tips, you have to follow your regular skincare routine. Cleansing and moisturising twice a day  should be your key steps even if you have to go nowhere and you just stay at home. Sykea supports your skincare journey during the lockdown and delivers at your home your favourite products to make your life easier and your skin better.