9 beauty activities to see you through lockdown

by Carly Hibbins

9 beauty activities to see you through lockdown

It's safe to say that we're all going to be spending a little more time at home again for the foreseeable future. Whilst being cooped up might be sending us a little stir crazy, we're focusing on the positives.

No hour long commute? Use that time to give yourself an anti-ageing facial. No errands to run on your lunch? Give your lips a lift instead. Nowhere to go but the sofa? Treat your mind and your skin and master the ancient Chinese ritual of Gua Sha.

So, if you’re looking for a no-fuss beauty treatment to pass the time at home, read on as we divulge some of our favourites.

1. Do a face mask

MZ Skin VITAMIN-INFUSED Facial Treatment Mask RRP £95

So simple, yet so effective, this face mask will leave your skin hydrated and glowing. Packed full of nourishing ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid, Aloe Leaf and Vitamin C, leave on for 15 minutes and say hello to visibly plumper skin. Perfect for a little TLC, plus if you’re currently working from home, who’s going to know you’ve got a face mask on whilst working away at your laptop?!

2. Say goodbye to peach fuzz

DERMAFLASH Luxe Facial Exfoliation and Peach Fuzz Removal Device RRP £179

This is an absolute game-changer to your skincare routine and so fun to do - who knew that shaving your face could be so satisfying? By gently removing peach fuzz and dead skin, you’re removing the barrier on your skin, which allows your skincare products to penetrate into the deeper layers. Plus you’re left with a smooth, flawless base for makeup application - it’s a win-win situation.

3. De-puff tired eyes

001 Skincare Eyecicle Duo RRP £150

Deliver a cooling eye massage to stressed, tired eyes with this temperature-conditioning device. Chill the device in the fridge 30 minutes prior to treatment, then carefully roll and massage around your eyes to boost circulation, nutrients and oxygen to the eye area. The results? A tighter, brighter and smoother complexion.

4. Sculpt your face and relax your mind with Gua Sha

Hayo'u Beauty Restorer RRP £38

Use the power of Gua Sha to sculpt and de-stress. The age-old Chinese medicine treats both your skin and mind, relaxing the facial muscles and stimulating the production of collagen and elastin. Sculpt and lift your face in an upwards motion to invigorate the muscles, leaving you with a glowing, radiant complexion.

5. Give yourself a salon-worthy facial

Forget everything you thought you knew about facials and say hello to the skin of your dreams with the FOREO UFO 2. This smart mask device combines T-Sonic Pulsations, heat therapy, cryotherapy and LED light therapy to deliver a facial treatment deep below the skin’s surface. Plus, there’s a whole range of fun masks to choose from, from hydrating coconut water to purifying charcoal, treating your skin has never been so fun.

6. Get instantly fuller lips

NuFACE FIX Line Smoothing Device RRP £150

Use the NuFACE FIX to give you an instant boost, this device delivers microcurrent to the skin to make your pout look plump and fuller in just 3 minutes. What’s more, it’s also great for smoothing out fine lines around the mouth and eye areas too.

7. Finally nail that anti-ageing routine

You’ve probably already got a Clarisonic device in your drawer at home, so it’s time to dig it out and give it an upgrade. The Clarisonic Firming Massage Head uses soothing micro-firming massage technology to naturally tone and lift your skin, visibly improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Top tip: The rejuvenating massage boosts the absorption of skincare products, so we recommend pairing the treatment with your favourite moisturiser or night serum.

8. Fight acne

Lustre SOLO RRP £59

You can use an acne fighting device like the Lustre SOLO to get rid of your breakouts. This nifty device uses Blue Light Therapy to combat acne causing bacteria. Simply stick the device to the affected area and leave on for 20 minutes, for a completely targeted treatment.

9. Rejuvenate your skin with microneedling

GloPRO Microneedling Regeneration Tool RRP £199

Power up your skincare regime with microneedling, designed to stimulate the skin's natural healing response and accelerate collagen production. The device also uses VibroTactile Stimulation to diffuse energy into the deepest layer of the skin, and LED light therapy promotes natural healing and gives a healthy glow.

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