Lockdown beauty: The best treatments and products to try at home during isolation
23 April 2020, 12:49 | Updated: 1 June 2020, 11:48
Take the opportunity during lockdown to give your skin some serious TLC.
With lockdown continuing for another three weeks and potentially longer than that, we're all dealing with the stress and worries of day-to-day life in different ways.
But if you're struggling for things to do, there's never been a better time to put your energy into perfecting your skincare and beauty regimes.
While we may not be getting dolled up for nights out, we can take this time to care for our skin and give it a break from the constant strain of day-to-day life.
We've put together some of the best products and devices you can order and try at home during the lockdown:
Dr Hauschka's Vitalising Bath Essence and Hydrating Hand Cream
With our stress levels raising daily due to the lockdown, it's important to take some time out to unwind and give yourself a little TLC.
Give yourself a little pamper with two of Dr Hauschka's products, the Hydrating Hand Cream and the Vitalising Bath Essence.
Whether you're trying to chill out in an evening, or looking to perk yourself up for the day, the Vitalising Bath Essence with lemongrass will take care of tired legs, give you a boost and even help cellulite-prone skin.
Make sure you're also looking after your hands, which can get very dry due to hand washing with the Hydrating Hand Cream, a product that leaves no greasy residue, preserves moisture and helps out dry and overworked hands.
Aloe Bio-Cellulose Masks
After a long day working from home or looking after the children during lockdown, make sure you put some time aside for yourself.
Nothing chills us out more than a face mask, and the Aloe Bio-Cellulose Mask will do so much more than that as well.
The masks have aloe vera woven into the fibres of the mask, which fits every contour on the face, allowing the serum to work some serious magic.
As well as deeply moisturising, the masks will also improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, soothe skin and reduce the appearance of redness.
If you're up for trying something new, the Eyezone Massager is right up your street.
The massager works on eyes and temples by combining message therapy, pinhole therapy and magnetic therapy.
This item is said to help combat headaches, eyestrain, fatigue and insomnia.
As we're being encouraged to wash our hands as often as possible to stop the spread of coronavirus, our hands are slowly becoming more and more dry and cracked.
Make sure you're treating your hands to a overnight repair treatment using the loved Dr.PAWPAW balm.
Colourful facial oils from Oio Lab
With plenty of time on our hands, it's never been a better time to put some love and care into our skincare regime.
Add one of the Oio Lab facial oils to help target your different skincare concerns, whether it be ageing, acne or hormonal skin.
Smile Science Harley Street Teeth Whitening Kit
If you've always wanted to whiten your teeth at home, but have never had the time – now your do.
With the Smile Science Harley Street Teeth Whitening Kit, you have all you need to brighten your smile quickly and easily, ready to show off for when lockdown is over – whenever that may be!
Face Care Set by Skin Sapiens
Skin Sapiens have a whole range of products perfect for taking care of your skin, and the planet, during lockdown.
The brand is completely vegan, natural and is a non nonsense kind of skincare brand.
Their face care set is perfect for making sure you're taking care of your skin daily as it includes as gentle facial cleansing gel, a face cream and lip balm.
Scientia Dawn and Dusk Elixirs
One of the best ways to destress is to take a deep breath - and that is exactly how you start using these special blends of 23 oils, letting the heady fragrances soothe your senses and help you forget for just a few moments of the strange times we are living in.
The Dawn and Dusk elixirs' ingredients are designed to be beneficial for all your senses at the time they are meant to be applied.
For daytime, there is elements of ginger, pink pepper, fennel, avocado, argan and moringa, while the nighttime option is packed with collagen-boosting ingredients to fight fine lines and wrinkles. Soothing scents of lavender, ylang ylang and frankincense help promote a good night's sleep.
PMD Personal Microderm
Looking to clear your skin and enhance your complexion ready for the end of lockdown? Well, you need to PMD Personal Microderm.
The device allows you to enjoy your own at-home facial with the salons are shut, as it works to boost your complexion and help anti-age.
Murad's Vita-C duo face and eye serum
Murad's newly launched Vita-C duo – featuring Dr Murad’s Vita-Complex – are the perfect products to add to your skin care regime during lockdown and after.
Both the face and eye serum are the perfect pairing to care for your skin during lockdown as they'll help to prevent and correct pigmentation forming on the skin, which could be due to lockdown sunbathing or from blue light radiation from our devices.
The brightening face serum contains gold-stabilised vitamin C and glycolic acid to create brighter and healthier looking skin, while the eye serum fights the look of dark circles.
Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask
Along with giving your hair a rest from heated tools, add the Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask to your routine in order to get the best from your hair during lockdown.
The mask is a simple five-minute hair revival treatment for medium to thick, dry hair.
It's infused with antioxidant-rich argan oil and nourishing ingredients, it "hydrates and conditions while dramatically improving hair's texture, elasticity, shine and manageability".
Goldfaden MD Mist RX Facial Mist
Packed full of potent antioxidants, this facial mist is perfect to have on your at-home office desk for a quick spritz throughout the day.
The Goldfaden MD Mist RX Facial Mist will refresh your skin and restore your healthy pH levels with just a few spritz throughout the day.
And – if you're still putting make-up on during lockdown, you can use it as a setting spray as well.
Perricone MD Brightening Overnight Treatment
Keep your skincare regime working throughout the night with this loved night cream, which will improve elasticity and visibly minimise visible sun damage and age spots.
Formulated with Vitamin C Ester, the Perricone MD Brightening Overnight Treatment will even out skin tone, minimise appearance of lines and wrinkles and promotes a natural glow.
Beached State of Hydrate
Brand new skincare company Beached's natural mask is a deeply hydrating leave-on creme, ideal for locking in moisture while injecting life back into dull, tired, blah-looking skin.
The natural formula uses a potent mix of 10 plant and nut extracts, including Aussie superfruits high in AHAs, Vitamin C and antioxidants, to banish dead skin cells and reveal your smoothest, glowiest skin.
You can use the product for a variety of purposes, such as:
-Small layer of mask is perfect to use everyday as a makeup primer or moisturiser
-A little more and you can use pre-workout to lock in moisture and replenish skin (even use as a sleep mask in this way).
-Apply a thick layer for 10 minutes, then rinse, for a spa-level glow