As we while away our days in quarantine and chill mode, well, a little chill mixed with some multi-tasking in the form of home-schooling and working, it’s probably fair to say a lot of us are experiencing cabin fever and full-on frazzle right now. It is important to remember that we are all in this together and when it all gets a bit much, there is absolutely nothing wrong with taking some time out for yourself to do some of the things that bring YOU joy, no matter how big or small.
Keeping both your mind and home life on track will not only reflect on you but also those around you. Positivity breeds positivity and as your other halves and little ones see you structuring your day with little things that you love that spark joy, who knows, it may even rub off on them too and before you know it you’ve inspired your quarantine buddies with a little self-care and some rituals to get you through not only this unprecedented time, but beyond too.
From keeping your favourite scented hand cream close, to using a fresh face spritz throughout the day, or making a large pan of spa-inspired fresh ginger tea to sip throughout the day, there are so many lovely little pick-me-ups that promise to perk you up in an instant.
Face masking is a lovely slice of self-care that can be done alongside anything else (with the added bonus of providing your little ones with a giggle along the way). This ritual can be performed daily or weekly dependant on your skincare needs and with a huge variety of options available from quick and easy sheet masks (Patchology) to more indulgent Rodial Pink Diamond and Snake treatments, there is something for all needs and budgets.
Skincare devices are another luxury that are currently in demand now more than ever. Since leaving the house for a facial is no longer an option, this is the closest you’re going to get and so is the perfect time to invest wisely. To combat the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, blemishes and enlarged pores, the PMD device comes highly recommended with its vacuum suction that gently grips the skin leaving it looking fresh and radiant. Another option for some luxe pampering is the award winning NuFace device that contours, firms and tones the face and neck revealing more youthful looking skin in just 5-20 minutes.
Finally, a little face rolling can go a long way too. Once you’ve chosen your favourite crystal choice of roller (we love Rose Quartz or Jade), you simply need to spend just 2-5 minutes depending on how much time you have rolling across your face, almost like a mini lymphatic massage. The results include an improved blood circulation and skin tone and reduced puffiness, wrinkles and dark circles under the eyes. The key is to start from the centre of the face and work up and out and for an extra refresh, pop it in the fridge or freezer overnight.
..And as your day draws to a close, run yourself a hot bath with your favourite bath salts, grab a book and relax – you deserve it.
**Our 5 Top Picks For Local Beauty E-comm Stores**
Beauty Solutions – https://www.beautysolutions-me.com/ – @BeautySolutionsMe
Beauty Solutions brings internationally recognised brands to the Middle East. Buy favourite brands with speedy delivery including Rodial, PMD Beauty, NuFace, Patchology, Grown Alchemist, Rahua, Bubble Tea, Salt by Hendrix, Tria, Color Wow and more.
Glambeaute.com – https://www.glambeaute.com/ – @glambeauteuae
GlamBeaute.com is a one-stop online shop for every beauty need, with over 90 brands and 3,500 references in luxury perfumes, make-up, skincare, bath & body, hair care, baby care, male grooming and pet care. With a focus on speedy delivery and convenient payment options, GlamBeaute.com will ship to the UAE with free shipping on all orders above AED 150 and a COD option for a faster and easier checkout.
Glamazle – www.glamazle.com – @Glamazle
The online destination with GCC shipping for make-up, perfume and skincare, with brands including Pixie, Summer Fridays, Drunk Elephant, Milk Make-up, Mario Badescu, Good Molecules and plenty more.
Aspire Beauty – https://aspirebeautyco.com/ – @Aspirebeautyco
The cleanest beauty store in the Middle East shipping the best eco, organic clean and kind brands across the GCC including Drunk Elephant, The Ordinary, Davines, Lipologist, Project Lip, Rahua, Eco Tan and more.
Limeade – https://www.limeadebeauty.com/ – @Limeade.boutique
Limeade Beauty Store Bringing the top brands from the USA & UK direct to your door via the comfort of your own home selling a wide range of skincare and Makeup including Pixie, Sunday Riley, The Ordinary, St Tropez, Glow Recipe and more.
So there you go homies! We hope these products and suggestions bring you some much needed ‘at home’ pampering! Do you know of a local beauty company you feel deserves some credit? Feel free to tell us about them in the comments below, or tag us at @homeclubme on instagram.