Quarantine has changed our routines in a lot of ways, especially when it comes to getting ready in the morning. Your skincare routine before quarantine may have looked something like this: Wake up, wash your face, put on moisturizer, apply makeup, go to work, come home, clean face, go to bed. On a holiday or weekend, you may have treated yourself to a nourishing skin mask or deep moisturizing treatment.
When you know you won’t be going out in public anytime soon, it can be tempting to toss your hair in a messy bun, splash some water haphazardly on your face, and throw all your skincare products into the closet. But, it’s important to remember that your skincare routine isn’t about what other people think about you and the way your skin looks. It’s about you taking care of your skin so that it can be healthy, even if nobody else is around to see it.
With salons and other businesses closing all around the world, it’s more important now than ever to pay attention to your skin and give it the nourishing care it deserves. It’s especially important to use anti-aging skincare products that will hydrate and smooth tired skin, no matter what age you are or what sort of skin damage you have experienced.
Age Stop’s anti-aging skincare products are made in Switzerland using natural ingredients that have been researched and developed by scientists dedicated to helping women age gracefully through science-backed products. Now is the perfect time to try them and discover how quality skincare products can positively impact your physical and mental well-being.
By exploring new skincare products and setting aside time to devote to a skincare routine now, you’ll be setting yourself up for a lifetime of healthy skin. When the quarantine is over, you’ll be ready to go out into the world looking and feeling rejuvenated and refreshed.
Are you ready to step into a whole new you while the rest of the world is on pause? Read on to learn more about why you should be practicing self-care during quarantine and how a skincare routine using anti-aging products can help you look and feel your best, even when the rest of the world seems uncertain.
The Importance of Self-Care
At Age Stop, we believe that beauty runs more than skin deep. When you look good, you feel good. We can all agree that now is a time when everyone around the world deserves to feel good.
Self-care is more important now than ever. When it feels like the world is spinning out of control, taking some time out of your day to devote to yourself can have a significant impact on your mental and physical health. In addition to helping you feel better inside and out, following a self-care routine can restore a sense of normalcy and give you a little bit of control in an otherwise chaotic situation.
Here are some reasons why you should set aside time for yourself every day and every week to perform acts of self-care. Keep these reasons in mind in the future when quarantine is over, and life returns to its usual hectic pace.
Self-care boosts self-esteem
How great does it feel when a loved one does something that’s just for you? It could be your spouse making dinner or a colleague leaving you a friendly message on your desk. These small acts of love help boost your self-esteem and feeling of self-worth. When you take time out of your day to do something for yourself, you get the same benefits. Showing yourself care and affection can be just as impactful as having someone you love go out of their way to do something for you. Devoting time to self-care also demonstrates to others that you value your self-worth.
Self-care lowers your stress levels
It’s common for women to put everyone first in their lives, including kids, spouses, co-workers, and even pets. All of that time and energy we put into caring for others eventually takes a toll on our stress levels, which can manifest itself in poor physical and mental health. When you put yourself first through self-care, you boost your energy, lower your stress levels, and release toxins from your body that could otherwise cause all sorts of problems mentally and physically.
Self-care makes you a better caregiver
This may seem to contradict our previous point, but setting time aside for self-care doesn’t mean that you’re going to stop caring for the ones you love. In fact, by taking time out to recharge and focus on your needs, you’ll be better able to meet the needs of others. Self-care can help you better regulate your emotions, so you don’t lash out at your kids or spouse or find yourself feeling sad or depressed when you’re caring for someone else. This is especially important when your normal social world and routine have been taken away.
Types of Self-Care
There are many ways that you can perform self-care now and after quarantine is over. Remember, the main goal of self-care is to set time aside to do something that recharges your mind, body, and spirit. Anything that you can do that fits within those guidelines qualifies as self-care!
Here are a few ways you can practice self-care when you can’t leave home.
Staying active is essential to keep your mind and body operating at their best. Even if your gym is closed, you can still go outside to walk, cycle, or run. You can also stay inside and do yoga, Pilates, or strength training.
Spend time alone
It can be challenging to find time to be alone when you’re quarantined with your family, especially if you have kids at home. Finding some time every day to be alone can do wonders for your mental health. Simply having a few minutes without being needed can feel like a luxury and give you a much-needed reset for the day.
Spend time with others (virtually)
Self-care doesn’t need to mean self-isolation. If you are starving for social interaction, set up a virtual happy hour or hang out with some of your friends! Seeing your good friends, even over a computer or phone screen, can boost your mood and release endorphins, which help you feel happy.
Eat healthy (most of the time)
It can be difficult to find reasons to eat healthy during times of crisis, but it’s more important now than ever to make sure you’re feeding your body nourishing foods that will help it perform at its best. Stock up on fresh foods, and only indulge in treats when you really want them.
Take care of your skin
The stress of the past few months can end up impacting how your skin looks and feels. Make sure you’re taking care of it by sticking to a quarantine skincare regime that will keep your skin looking and feeling its best.
Must-Have Beauty Items During Quarantine
One bonus about having extra time at home is that, now, you have some spare time to devote to a skincare routine! Make skincare a priority for self-care to help you gain confidence and protect your skin from the pollutants and toxins that it’ll face when quarantine is over.
Here are some items that you can include in a home skincare routine to help restore a sense of normalcy. These products promote good skin health and can keep your skin healthy and glowing now and after quarantine.
Even if you have stopped wearing makeup and venturing out into the pollution-filled environment, you still need to start and end each day with a good cleanser. Skin cleanser does more than remove makeup. It removes all the dirt that has accumulated throughout the day that could block your pores. It’s especially important to use a cleanser at night so that your face is clean and ready to regenerate as you sleep. We recommend Age Stop’s Ultra Gentle Cleansing Silk Souffle, which is gentle enough to use around the eye yet resilient enough to clear away dirt, oil, and makeup that has accumulated on your face throughout the day.
At least once a week, you should treat your skin to a thorough exfoliating scrub to remove dead skin cells and tighten your pores. The act of exfoliating will activate circulation in your skin cells, which can optimize how well your skincare treatments penetrate your skin. Use an exfoliant that is right for your skin type. If you have sensitive skin, make sure you opt for a sensitive exfoliant.
Day and night cream
Moisturizing is crucial for your skin, and it should be done every morning and every evening. Some women use separate creams for day and night. However, you can save time by using a product such as Age Stop’s 24 Hour Peptide Plant Stem Cell Day and Night Cream, which will moisturize your skin at all hours.
There’s no better way to lock in moisture and give your skin a natural glow than using a face mask. Some face masks only need to stay on for a short amount of time before you remove them. Others, such as Age Stop’s Bio Oxygen Fusion Sleeping Mask, can stay on all night and do the hard work of smoothing wrinkles and restoring your skin as you sleep.
Your face needs some sort of base before you add your creams, face masks, or makeup. Age Stop’s 24K Gold Hydro Active Oil Elixir is perfect or all skin types, especially dry and dull skin. Put it on after you cleanse or exfoliate to deliver antioxidants into your skin that can naturally smooth wrinkles and improve your complexion.
Benefits of an Anti-Aging Treatment
Women of all ages can benefit from using anti-aging skincare products. The benefits go beyond helping your skin look more youthful (although, of course, that is undoubtedly part of the appeal).
In addition to helping you look younger, anti-aging skincare products can improve your skin’s health by nourishing it and protecting it from harmful toxins in the environment. Be sure you are using anti-aging skincare products from a well-renowned company, such as Age Stop, which is known for developing scientifically-backed safe products that deliver real results to women of all ages.
Here are some reasons you should consider using anti-aging skincare products from Age Stop, whether you’re in your 20s, 60s, 90s, or anywhere in between.
Improve skin health
The main reason to follow a skincare routine is to improve the health of your skin. Anti-aging skincare products don’t just cover up lines and wrinkles, the way that traditional makeup does. They get to the root of the problem by actively targeting and activating your skin cells so that they increase their production and help you look younger. At the same time, anti-aging skincare products from Age Stop will help your skin look and feel healthier than ever.
Because skincare products penetrate the skin and get into the rest of our bodies, it’s important to make sure that the products you are using are made from quality ingredients. You do not want to introduce toxic chemicals or artificial ingredients into your body. Every product from Age Stop is clearly labeled with a full ingredient list, so you can be sure of what, exactly, you are putting onto your skin and into your body.
Antioxidants that fight free radicals
A vital ingredient in any anti-aging skin care product is antioxidants. These are used to fight free radicals, which are molecules that float through our body, causing inflammation and potentially causing dangerous diseases such as cancer. Anti-aging products from age stop contain antioxidants that combat free radicals, leading to an overall healthier you from head to toe.
Your Five-Step Quarantine Skincare Routine
Are you ready to give your face a fresh reset during quarantine so that you’re ready when things get back to normal? Here’s a simple five-step skincare routine from Age Stop that you can start now and continue long after quarantine is over. This skincare routine can be done in the evening as you wind down from a busy day and get ready to settle in for a long night of sweet dreams.
Be sure to check out our full catalog of products for recommendations based on your specific skin needs.
Step 1: Cleanse your face
Use Age Stop’s Ultra Gentle Cleansing Silk Souffle day and night to clear your face from any oil, dirt, makeup, and toxins that may have settled on it during the night or day. This cleanser is gentle enough to use twice a day and can be used to remove makeup from all over your face, including your eyes.
Step 2: Apply a gentle base
When your face has been cleaned, it’s time to apply a leave-on product that will protect your face from the elements while still delivering beneficial nutrients and moisture. We recommend using Age Stop’s Hydro: Fresh Essence Concentrate. This leave-on treatment is made from natural ingredients that prepare your skin for additional products. As it settles into your skin, it will deliver continuous moisture as it smooths the skin and maximizes the effectiveness of other treatments.
Step 3: Apply stem cell therapy
If your skin is looking dull and lifeless, we recommend applying Age Stop’s Stem Cell Therapy Concentrate to protect your skin at a cellular level. This product uses stem cells from the rare Alpine plants Nunatak and Edelweiss to instantly smooth your skin and help it look more radiant. You’ll see nearly instant results, in as soon as five days, with further results occurring the longer you use the product.
Step 4: Apply cream
Now, it’s time for moisturizer. Age Stop’s 24 Hour Peptide Plant Stem Cell Day & Night Cream can be applied during the day and at night to repair and hydrate your skin. It has a high concentration of active antioxidants and other natural ingredients that nourish the skin and reduce wrinkles and lines within the skin. The result is that your face is more firm and elastic.
Step 5: Apply a mask
The final step of your self-care skincare routine is a rejuvenating overnight mask that will restore your skin cells and help you wake up looking and feeling younger. The Bio-Oxygen Fusion Sleeping Mask firms and tones your skin overnight. When used long-term, it can also reduce the appearance of scars, lines, and wrinkles. In addition, it can help reduce the appearance of new imperfections.
Bottom Line: Take Care of Yourself During Quarantine
Recent world events have forced all of us to take a step back and reevaluate the people and things that are most important to us. Make sure to include yourself as someone you value by taking time out for self-care every day.
Following a skincare routine can be a fantastic way to treat your mind and body. Using products from Age Stop will help you look and feel younger, thanks to our natural products and unique blends of antioxidants that combat free radicals and help restore skin to a youthful glow. To get started, shop our online store!