5 Solutions To Look Less Exhausted In Zoom Call (or in reality)
If your skin has also seemed to be at its wit’s end for some time, here are five solutions to be able to make it go up the slope.
When you arrive at the Zoom office or conference, you will often be asked how you are doing. And if you answer “everything is fine” when in reality you are feeling more exhausted than ever, your skin will not be able to look good. Dark circles, bags under the eyes, dull complexion, dehydration, fine lines… All these elements, a priori inherent to the state of fatigue in which you find yourself (added to the fed up associated with the health crisis), are unfortunately difficult to understand. hide. And this, despite all the efforts you can put in place to make it happen.
|5 Solutions To Look Less Exhausted In Zoom Call|
To help you, Dr Anjali Mahto, consultant dermatologist at Skin55 in London, and Noella Gabriel, co-founder of the Elemis brand, gave Vogue UK magazine some valuable advice. Here they are.
Establish a good bedtime routine
As Noella Gabriel explains, “At around 9 p.m. at the end of the day, the body prepares for sleep by producing melatonin, a powerful anti-inflammatory antioxidant. The latter helps to balance the circadian rhythm, to counter inflammation and oxidative stress, which are two key players in skin aging. If this process is disrupted by interrupted sleep, anxiety, or stress, then the body begins to produce the stress hormone cortisol, which in turn prevents your skin from making hyaluronic acid, its moisturizer. natural. Basically: poor sleep can lead to dryness, dehydration and especially a lack of radiance. “
To go to bed relatively early (preferably before midnight) and make it easier to fall asleep, it is important to avoid blue lights as much as possible one hour before bedtime. These trigger the arousal mechanisms and make it difficult to come to rest. A little reading, a good bath, and even writing are all activities that can help you fall asleep and get restful sleep.
Moisturize your eye area
When we look tired, it’s usually our eyes that give us away. Dark circles, puffiness, fine lines … The gaze seems to fade as the hours of sleep run out. Hydration is essential for looking more lively, says Dr. Mahto.
Making sure the eye area is well hydrated and using a targeted eye cream that contains caffeine or peptides morning and night can temporarily improve the appearance of fine lines by smoothing the skin surface. Additionally, products containing vitamins A and C can help lighten dark circles to some extent.
Don’t skimp on cleaning
With telework, travel is limited. Suddenly, when you do not put on makeup, you may be tempted to think that skipping the makeup removal and cleansing step will not cause any damage to the skin. It is, however. As Noella Gabriel explains, “For me, the basis of great skin is cleansing. And among all the existing routines, there is one that has proven its worth: double cleaning.
Coming from Asia, this two-step ritual helps get rid of lipophilic impurities (makeup, sebum) with an oil-based makeup remover and hydrophilic (dust, perspiration) with a cleansing gel.
When you’ve doubled your cleansing, you’re creating a blank canvas for the oils and serums to work at their peak efficiency.
Bet on shine
When the skin does not regenerate properly, it tends to become dehydrated and lack radiance. To boost the complexion, Dr. Mahtoo suggests “(the use of mild chemical exfoliators). These can help remove dead skin cells.(nd reveal a brighter complexion.
Do you have dry and / or sensitive skin? In this case “try using a polyhydroxy acid (PHA) toner during March – it will exfoliate without excessively stripping or drying your skin.” “
And of course, after each exfoliation, it is essential to hydrate the skin intensely with a serum, a moisturizer and even a treatme
nt oil, so that it does not become too dry.
Give yourself moments of peace
As we explained to you above, stress causes an excessive rise in cortisol. To avoid this and allow the skin not to suffer the consequences of oxidative stress, Noella Gabriel recommends engaging in breathing exercises:
I am a big fan of deep breathing to help relax and soften the skin. Because many of us spend our days hunched over a desk, working long hours, our breathing is quite shallow. Breathing – really breathing – is the key to the proper functioning of our bodies.
Without oxygen, our cells simply cannot do their jobs to the best of their ability, and this phenomenon also affects our skin cells. When we breathe deeply, the diaphragm lowers into the belly, allowing