Living in lockdown is a strange and uncertain time for all, and we’re all doing everything we can to grasp some sense of normality. From figuring out a working from home routine to keeping ourselves busy through boredom, it’s the little things that keep us feeling positive.
For the team here at Elegant, following a comprehensive skincare routine is a great way to help us feel good about ourselves, ensure that we are giving our skin what it needs to stay beautiful, and also implicate a much-needed form of self care.
Many of us are taking this time to relax our beauty routines — hands up if your tracksuit bottoms are seeing more wear than ever, you haven’t touched your hair straighteners, and makeup is a thing of the past? Whilst slowing down and taking it easy for a while is probably doing us all the world of good, it’s important to remember that our skin does require attention to keep it healthy and looking flawless.
You may believe that keeping makeup-free is a free pass to skipping your cleansing routine every once in a while, however your foundation brush taking a well-earned holiday doesn’t mean that your skin doesn’t deserve TLC! Here’s a list of our favourite products for helping skin to look radiant while spending time at home.
We are currently offering free 30 minute skin consultations via online video chat; a personalised service to help us tailor recommended products to your specific skin needs. We also offer a home delivery service of any products you’d like to order, and are running a Facebook store at facebook.com/elegantaestheticbeautyclinic/shop. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us, place orders and book your online skincare appointments, we’d love to see your faces! X
Peels & Exfoliation
Missing popping into the clinic for your skin peels with Shikha? Home peels and exfoliating products are the best way to replicate those glowing, smooth results at home. We recommend using an exfoliating product once or twice a week, however this can vary depending on your skin type. We are happy to provide you with personalised advice upon request!
Alumier MD Enzymatic Peel
A highly effective exfoliator with 10% lactic acid from fruit enzymes to exfoliate dead skin cells and promote skin renewal, minimizing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. After cleansing in the evening, apply an even layer over entire face, neck and décolleté. Leave on for 3-5 minutes and remove by rinsing thoroughly with warm water.
Alumier MD Lotus Scrub
An even and gentle exfoliant with natural and biodegradable lotus seed powder and microcrystalline cellulose. Moisten face with lukewarm water and apply a small amount of scrub with fingertips, gently massaging in a circular motion for one minute. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.
Zo Skin Health Exfoliating Polish
Instantly polishes skin with magnesium crystals to restore a smoother texture and healthy glow, and removes dead skin cells to prevent clogged pores. Gently massage a small amount on a damp face and neck before rinsing thoroughly.
Zo Skin Health Exfoliation Accelerator
A glycolic and lactic acid complex that provides gentle, yet effective exfoliation of dead skin cells helping to increase cell regeneration and prevent further damage. Apply to cleansed, dry skin.
Zo Skin Health Enzymatic Peel
An at-home peel formulated to create a softer, brighter skin appearance by smoothing uneven and rough textures, rejuvenating dull looking skin and combatting visible signs of sun damage. Apply to clean, dry skin and leave on for 1-3 hours. Rinse if desired.
Masks are a great at-home remedy for a deeper, more intense skin treatment. Whether you’re looking to boost hydration, draw out impurities or clear blemishes, there’s one for you. The ultimate form of self-care pampering, pop a mask on and let it get to work! For best results repeat once or twice a week. Here’s what we’re loving at the moment.
Alumier MD Aqua Infusion Mask
Increases skin’s ability to retain moisture and gives effective anti-ageing results. Oil-free with hyaluronic acid and natural moisturising factors to achieve a glowing and hydrated complexion from within.
Alumier MD Refining Clay Mask
A unique blend of clay and exfoliating ingredients to remove dead skin cells, promote skin renewal and clear trapped oil. Reduces the appearance of blemishes and excess oil whilst maintaining hydration.
Alumier MD Deep Moisture Mask
An intensely hydrating mask, ideal for dry and sensitive skin. Sodium hyaluronate and vitamin B5 lock in moisture, whilst arnica and shea butter soothe and calm the skin.
Zo Skin Health Sulfur Masque
Natural, clay-based formula to treat and prevent acne. Purifies pores and absorbs excess oil that can lead to future breakouts, while hydrating the skin to combat dryness.
You want to glow beautiful and bright on those video conference calls? Vitamin C is your new best friend; an enriched antioxidant that brightens, increases radiance and evens skin tone whilst correcting hyperpigmentation. Our favourite Vit-C fix in our lockdown skincare routine is…
Zo Skin Healthy 10% Vitamin C Self-Activating
A potent dose of Vitamin C that brightens and redefines skin, promoting a more even skin tone and minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Ascorbic acid exfoliates skin surface pigmentation for a more even tone and brighter complexion, while tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate is proven to help prevent the appearance of new dark spots.
Serums and Anti-Ageing
Packed with more active ingredients than your regular moisturiser, serums are used to target those specific skincare concerns that each and every one of us have, plus defend your skin against ageing. Lightweight but powerful, these are the every-day products that help keep our skin stunning and strong!
Zo Skin Health Daily Power Defence
A powerful antioxidant serum designed to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles, tighten and firm the skin and promote overall skin health. Apply to cleansed, dry skin.
Zo Skin Health Growth Factor Serum
Lightweight gel for all skin types that strengthens skin, supports skin rejuvenation and protects against future signs of ageing. Apply to cleansed, dry skin.
The golden rule of skincare– wear SPF! We may be stuck at home, but even on those short government-sanctioned walks or afternoons in the back garden your skin can be affected by dangerous UVA and UVB rays. Mineral sunscreen should be part of every skincare routine, you’ll thank us later. At the moment our go-to for sun protection skincare is…
Zo Skin Health Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 50
A lightweight, non-irritating mineral sunscreen for the most sensitive skin types and post-procedure skin. Provides broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays. Natural melanin shields skin from ageing effects and harmful infrared rays.