Quarantine Skin Care Tips
Quarantine Skin Care Tips & BOGO 50% OFF Deal by Barbie Ritzman
Top Beauty, Lifestyle & Wellness Blogger of Barbies Beauty Bits
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While social distancing has allowed people to get creative with communications, work, and dining out, it has left many struggling in the self-care department. Manicures, root touch ups, and other spa related treatments are now in the far off future. But beauties, that does not mean that you can’t implement simple at home treatments, especially when it comes to skincare.
So, if you're tired of looking and feeling like a hot mess, continue reading!
Stressed Out Skin
We are bringing this up as stress can really have an impact on the skin. Not only does stress cause a chemical response, but it also has a hormonal response, where there is an increase in your cortisol levels (AKA stress hormone). Which, in turn, can lead to a breakdown in elastin, causing wrinkles. And I don’t know about you, but the last thing I want after quarantine is dull, aggravated skin and premature wrinkles to add to my gray roots, that I couldn’t cover.
Did You Know Stress Causes Dehydration?
So, let me get this right; I can have gray roots, wrinkles, and will also become dehydrated? Yes, unfortunately. And if your body is not hydrated, your skin starts to feel and look, lackluster, dry, and flaky and downright old!
Ways To Add Hydration Back Into Your Skin Daily
For a dewy, hydrated complexion, you want to make sure you are drinking plenty of water (alkaline water if possible). Even consider adding some fruit to it for an extra detoxification and antioxidant boost.
Add hyaluronic acid serum to your routine for multi layer hydration that lasts all day.
Hydrate And Vegetate With Hyaluronic Acid
So, while you are on that Netflix binge, you can still be taking care of your skin. Our go-to skincare ingredient during quarantine is obviously, Hyaluronic Acid (HA).
Hyaluronic acid is essential in skincare. Let’s talk more about HOW it helps with dehydrated skin.
How Hyaluronic Acid Helps With Dehydration
Hyaluronic Acid attracts up to 1000 times its weight in moisture. This means it is excellent for retaining skin moisture, keeping the skin plump allowing for the space that the renewal process needs to continue regeneration & renewal at the much faster pace of younger skin while increasing absorption of potent anti-aging active ingredients such as firming peptides, smoothing retinol, antioxidants such as astaxanthin (non oxidizing & 600 times stronger than vitamin c), plant extracts, fruit extracts (apple) & more.
Wait There's More...
There are other benefits of using skincare that has hyaluronic acid and they include many anti-aging effects. You see, as we start to age our natural hyaluronic acid levels decrease resulting in collagen declines causing wrinkles and fine lines to become more visible on the surface. Maximizing and protecting collagen levels will keep the skin supple, which is why it is essential to incorporate products with Hyaluronic Acid in them. HA is the ultimate hydrator in keeping skin soft & supple with plenty of springy bounce back.
Yes, you can buy hyaluronic acid serum almost anywhere but know that not all hyaluronic serums or actual formulas are created equal. Hyaluronic acid comes from many sources (both vegan & animal), are available in different strengths & concentrations and is formulated pure or blended along with other ingredients like firming peptides or smoothing retinol. Pure or blended serums work wonders however, it's the unnecessary fillers, sulfates, chemicals, parabens, drying alcohols and sadly more that turn a much needed hydrating serum into an ineffective and drying combination. All of the Watts Beauty Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serums contain just water, vegan hyaluronic acid and a natural preservative from either radish root or coconut.
So How Do You KNOW Which HA is the Best for YOUR Skin?
You best bet is to always go for the purest hyaluronic acid serum as it will render optimal results. Read & compare ingredient labels so you know that you are getting the purest one. Each ingredient is listed on the label from strongest (highest amount) or most abundant to weakest (least amount). For your quick reference, we have compiled a list of some of the most popular hyaluronic serums on the market to help you distinguish and compare between formulas.
Susanne Kaufmann Hyaluron Serum
$169.00 per ounce
Hyaluronic is the 2nd ingredient plus 2 other ingredients.
Aqua (Water), Sodium Hyaluronate, Citric Acid (Preservative)
WATTS BEAUTY AMAZING BOOST Hydrating Hyaluronic Serum
$6.31 per ounce -
Hyaluronic is the 2nd ingredient plus just 2 other ingredients.
Aqua/Water, Sodium Hyaluronate, Radish Root (Natural Preservative)
LOREAL RVITALIFT DERM Hyaluronic Acid
$23 per ounce
Hyaluronic is the 5th ingredient plus 13 other ingredients that include castor oil and chemicals, therefore not truly a pure hyaluronic serum.
Aqua/Water, Glycerin, Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Secale Cereale Seed Extract/Rye Seed Extract, Calcium Pantothenate, Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzyl amide Diacetate, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Disodium EDTA, Pentylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin.
NEUTROGENA HYDRO BOOST Hyaluronic
$18 per ounce
Hyaluronic is the 20th ingredient plus 31 other ingredients that include fragrances, alcohols and many chemicals and fillers.
Water, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Sododecane, Dimethiconol, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP copolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Benzyl Alcohol, Sodium Lactate, Cetearyl Olivate, Bisabolol, Chlorphenesin, Sorbitan Olivate, Sodium PCA, Fragrance, Sodium Hyaluronate, Crylates/C10-30 alkyl Acrylate - too many more to name...
Once you have re-plumped your skin with a pure hyaluronic acid, it's the perfect time to add age defying actives like collagen boosting peptides, niacinamide and retinol. Adding these actives are important at any age in order to keep skin supple and younger looking, longer.
Time To Get Serious About Serums with PEPTIDES
Serums are a win, win for the skin, especially those that contain peptides, like Watt’s MEGA Peptide Serum. Enriched with the potent "facial line" targeting peptides, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-3, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5.
These peptides are known for mimicking the skin's process of producing collagen via TGF (tissue growth factor), Palmitoyl Tripeptide-3 & Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5 are in abundance in our Resilience Youthful Pep Mega Peptide Facial Serum. A peptide serum specific for the face.
Why The Heck Do I Need Peptides In My Skincare
Peptides alert the skin that it's time to make collagen. They also form to make proteins, and proteins are the fundamental building block of the skin. Without these building blocks, the skin does not stay intact. Meaning, collagen will break down, and this is when you start to see sagging, loose skin!
Let's Roll Right into the Next Quarantine Skin Fix with A Derma Roller
If you have not heard about the Derma Roller or at least the term "Derma Rolling," then your skin has been missing out. As it is a "MUST HAVE" beauty tool used by almost every skincare expert & beauty blogger.
What The Heck Is A Derma Roller
A derma roller is a skincare tool that has a round drum on the end that is covered in hundreds of fine needles. WTH, yes, I know at first glance this might look like a mid-evil torture device. But once you learn about the benefits of derma rolling, you will want to implement it into your skincare regimen.
So, What Exactly Does This Bad Boy Do For My Skin?
Derma rolling is a form of micro-needling, a technique that involves a series of tiny, very fine needles that are passed over the skin, creating micro-injuries that trigger new collagen and elastin synthesis as the skin begins to repair itself naturally.
Used regularly, Derma Rollers can help to...
* Improve the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles
* Even out your skin tone
* Reduce the appearance of pores
* Smooth and plumps the skin
* Diminish acne scars
* When used in conjunction with Watt’s Peptide Complex Serum, it boosts the absorption of vital ingredients up to 90%.
Does Size Matter?
Yes, size does matter when it comes to Derma Rollers. Watts Beauty offers a variety of sizes as each size addresses specific skin concerns and areas of the face and body.
The size YOU need depends on your SKIN CONCERNS and the area in which you will be using the Derma Roller on such as your FACE, BODY or SCALP. Most clients start with the 0.5mm size that is included in one of the Amazing Boost kits.