Lockdown Skincare Tips to Reduce Spots
Even though sunshine in moderation is necessary for a healthy body, overexposure to the harsh and harmful sunrays can have a series of negative effects, especially on your skin. One of the most common side-effects of prolonged exposure to the sun is the appearance of dark spots on your face and body. Another common source of spots are pimples or acne. Pimples often leave behind dark spots and marks on your face that do not fade away easily. Lack of time and a busy schedule often make it difficult for you to address these skin concerns and these spots are left untreated.
But now you’re in the middle of a global pandemic and the coronavirus outbreak has put the country under lockdown. You are spending your days at home and most of you have found yourself with a little extra time on your hands. You can use this lockdown period to take care of your skin and try to reverse, or at least reduce some of the damage the sun has done to your skin over the years. Something as simple as applying sunscreen or using a sheet mask can help you reduce the appearance of sun spots and brighten your complexion while you are quarantined at home.
1. Use Sunscreen Even At Home
Yes, you read that right! Even though you are not as exposed to the sun inside your house as you are when you are outdoors, sunscreen is still a must. The harmful rays of the sun can come in through open windows and can even penetrate the glass windows. You have a greater chance of being exposed to the sun rays if you have your desk set up next to a window.
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Apply it even if you are indoors all day. And don’t forget to re-apply every two to three hours till sunset.
2. Use The Right Skincare Products
When choosing the skincare products for your daily regime, look for brightening and lightening ingredients that will not only help lighten the spots on your face but also give your skin an overall healthy glow. For example, you can try the Garnier Light Complete Serum Cream UV to even and brighten your complexion by reducing dark spots, pimple spots, and reversing sun damage. The Light Complete Serum Cream is infused with Japanese Yuzu Lemon that contains 3X Vitamin C. Vitamin C is known for its lightening properties which gives your skin a long-lasting glow.
3. Treat Your Skin With Sheet Masks
On days when your skin needs some additional love, why not treat yourself to a relaxing at-home spa like experience with a cold and nourishing sheet mask? The Garnier Light Complete Serum Sheet Mask is a hydrating sheet mask that infuses your skin with the goodness of lemon and Vitamin C. The Serum Sheet mask brightens your skin and reveals a younger-looking complexion in just 15 minutes. We recommend using the sheet mask twice or thrice a week to brighten dull and tired skin and lighten your spots.
Dark sun spots and scars left behind by pimples are stubborn and take time to lighten and fade away, but you can tackle them by making slight changes to your daily routine. While you’re making full use of the lockdown by binge-watching your favourite movies and TV shows, put on a sheet mask and let your skin soak in the ingredients. Set a few minutes aside to apply the right kind of products that will help give you spot-less brighter skin in just 1 week! Read articles on the Garnier blog to get more tips on how to protect your skin and take care of your complexion.