Here’s Why Beauty Routines & Self-Care Habits Are Important to Maintain During the Pandemic
Even if you’re relishing in the fact that lockdown means you can stay in PJs all day and skip your usual morning beauty routines, you may want to take a step back and think about what this disruption may be doing to your overall health and well-being over the long term.
The COVID-19 pandemic has totally turned our worlds upside down. We’re figuring out how to go through our daily lives in very different ways, including working from home, remote schooling, online shopping and curbside pickups, along with so many other changes. Of course, thanks to lockdowns and stay-at-home orders, we’ve never spent more time in our pajamas and comfy clothes than we have this past year, which is a welcome change for many of us!
However, being able to relax our usual routines about how we dress, as well as our typical daily beauty habits, isn’t always for the best. There are many aspects of self-care and beauty routines, such as maintaining our hair removal habits or anti-aging treatments, that can have profound impact on our overall well-being and mood, and it’s important to recognize this fact. In this article, we’re going to explore these connections and why they work the way they do to affect how we feel.
It’s a Way of Keeping Some Level Control of During a Difficult Situation
There are so many things that are totally out of our control at the moment. We can’t control when schools go back, we can’t control when the vaccines will arrive, and we can’t control the lines at the grocery store. On the other hand, if you think about it, there’s lots of things that we CAN control, and how we look each day is one of them.
You have the power to make the choice of whether you stay cozy in pajama pants all day, or put on your favourite jeans and a nice blouse. It’s your choice to throw your hair into a cute, messy bun or spend some quality time with your hair straightener. It’s your choice to leave your hair removal device on the shelf or perform a treatment to get you one step closer to permanently smooth, hair-free skin.
In many ways, choosing to put some extra effort into your appearance, even when you don’t have to, gives you a feeling of control during a very difficult time. It can help you get a feeling of satisfaction, achievement, and confidence, which can go a long way to boosting your mood on any given day.
Temporarily Gives You Something Else to Think About and Focus On
Another way that keeping up with your daily beautification habits can help is by temporarily giving your mind something else to focus on. With so many worries floating around in our minds 24/7, any break that we can give our brains is definitely worth taking. Putting some music on, closing the door, and zoning out with a beauty treatment or personal care session can be the perfect thing to lighten the weight on your shoulders and brighten your mood.
Lifting some stress away, even for a short time, is beneficial for our overall sense of well-being, and helps us manage the situation in our minds with increased efficiency. Give it a try, and take note of how you feel before and after. We’d be willing to bet that you’ll notice a difference, and even if it is a small one, it’s still a step in the right direction towards a more positive mood.
It Gives Us Precious Moments of Solitude
Spending a lot more time with our families is often something we wish we could do, and thanks to lockdown it’s not only become a reality, but also a necessity. Of course, as the days turn into weeks, and the weeks turn into months, that level of constant contact and close proximity can be a source of stress in and of itself. When this happens, it’s important to seek out little moments of solitude that can provide some relief.
These types of solitary moments can take many different forms, from having a hot soak in the tub with a good book, binging a favourite show all by yourself, or creating your own little aesthetic spa experience in your bedroom or bathroom. For example, give yourself the pampering and self-care attention you deserve with things like a microdermabrasion treatment to refresh and rejuvenate your skin, or an anti-aging session to help turn back the clock on fine lines and wrinkles. These moments are just for you, so try to choose something to do that makes you feel at peace, more relaxed, and better than you did before.
It Can Result in a Positive Mindset Shift
With everything going on right now, from stresses of the pandemic to the social and political divisiveness that clogs and clutters our social media feeds, it’s all too easy to get into a funk about the state of the world and bring your mood down. Sometimes all it takes is some downtime and disconnection to bring our mindset back around to a healthier, more positive outlook.
Beauty routines and self-care treatments are the perfect opportunity to put the phone down and do something positive for yourself. There are a lot of beautiful things to appreciate in this world, and you should certainly consider yourself as one of them. Just remember that you’re putting the effort into these habits and treatments for YOURSELF, first and foremost. It’s not just for others, it’s because YOU want it and YOU deserve it. A positive mindset shift will help you love yourself more, and pay less heed to external negativity.
Many Types of Treatments are Cumulative Over the Long Term
Another reason to keep up with your at-home beautification habits, such as hair removal, microdermabrasion, and anti-aging treatments, is that the effects of these are often cumulative. This means that the more often you perform them, the better your results will be. For example, taking a month-long break from your hair removal treatments will only result in a month-long delay before you finally achieve your goal of permanent hair removal.
Keeping up with these habits will help ensure that you continue to get the best possible results from each of them. That way, whenever you look in the mirror, you’ll continue to be pleased with your progress and keep your attention on the positive benefits that these treatments bring. Lockdowns and stay-at-home orders are the perfect time to invest more in yourself and take advantage of all the different self-care treatments that you have available to you. That way, by the time this pandemic has run its course and life returns to a normal state, you’ll be looking better and feeling better than you were before the whole thing started!
Give Yourself the Care & Attention You Deserve with Silk’n Technology
As you can tell, we’re firm believers in the value of self-care, and are proud that our products and technology are able to help so many people achieve their goals with ease. Use this opportunity to finally follow through on permanently removing unwanted hair using the Silk’n Infinity IPL Hair Removal Device. Take the time to regain a glowing, perfect complexion and rejuvenate your skin with the Silk’n ReVit Prestige Microdermabrasion Device. Turn back the years on your skin with the tightening and firming effects of the Silk’n Titan Skin Tightening Device.
Whatever your beauty and self-care goals may be, now’s the perfect time to achieve them and take advantage of all the positive health and well-being benefits that they can bring to your life. All you need to do is make the choice!