In these times of social distancing, quarantine, and uncertainty, we’re all coping in different ways. For some people, this is a time to retreat indoors, to give oneself some breathing space, or to pick up new hobbies, explore new skills, or seek out new career paths. For others, it’s a period in which self-care takes centre stage - as it perhaps always should, regardless of what’s going on in the outside world - and discovering that reconnecting with one’s beauty rituals takes on a new significance.
There’s little doubt about the fact that taking care of yourself, and most importantly your skin, is key to boosting your confidence, luxuriating in what makes you special, and bringing meaning to the most mundane of days. At CHRISTIAN BERLIN, we believe in the sheer power of ritualised beauty; those precious, stolen moments at the start of each day, when the world shrinks to a space in which only you, your mirror, and your carefully curated array of opulent beauty products exists. With the application of each decadent product, and the care with which your visage is maintained and rejuvenated, true self-love and respect can be achieved… something which is all the more important in these challenging times.
Whether you’re spending this time tackling your to-do lists, or are simply focusing on taking each day as it comes, there are plenty of positive changes you can bring to your beauty routine and rituals. As we’re all spending the majority of our time indoors, it’s important to recognise the changes this is going to bring to your skin, and take the necessary steps to ensure you’re looking and feeling your best, and giving your skin the care and attention it deserves.
It would be easy to imagine that staying indoors could work wonders for your skin; you aren’t staying for hours out in the sunshine, and the chances are you aren’t wearing as much makeup or cosmetics as you usually might. However, while there are some benefits associated with this new way of living, there are downsides aplenty, too - and these are factors which you’ll have to be mindful of when adapting to new beauty rituals.
The main negative point to bear in mind is that, no matter how organised you are, this is going to be a stressful time for more or less everyone. Stress and worry wreaks havoc on healthy, bright, and radiant skin, and can easily lead to breakouts, hyper-sensitivity, and irritaton, and you may have noticed that your skin looks a little duller, lately. Furthermore, the lack of fresh air will lead to dryness of the skin, and additional transepidermal moisture loss (moisture evaporating from the skin in the stale air).
Bearing all of these in mind, we’ve put together some helpful hints for ways to ensure enduring radiance and a beautiful natural glow throughout these times spent indoors. Don’t forget: the future is bright, and with the right approach, mindset, and beauty ritual products, we’ll come out the other side more radiant and rejuvenated than ever.
CHRISTIAN BERLIN’s philosophy is all about taking a holistic approach to beauty, and understanding that your skin, body, and energy levels are all interlinked, and all depend on what’s going on within yourself and how you’re taking care of the fundamentals of health.
While you’re spending time at home, you might be failing to keep yourself as hydrated as you do regularly - after all, few people can resist the temptation of home-brewed coffee or a glass of wine from the fridge, instead of a glass of water. It’s absolutely vital to both establish and maintain healthy habits during this period, and ensuring that you’re drinking enough water is the foundation of beautiful, radiant, and hydrated skin.
If you’re struggling with dryness, irritation of the skin, or more frequent breakouts since having to spend more time at home, and you haven’t significantly changed your diet (and especially if you’re wearing less makeup and exposing yourself to less sunlight), then the main culprit is most likely stress.
We all deal with stress in different ways, and many of us don’t realise just how much additional cortisone and other stress-induced hormones impact oil and sebum production, or interrupt the normal balance of your skin. If you suspect that stress or anxiety is affecting your skin and manifesting itself on your face, we’d suggest seeking out ways you can easily and calmly counteract it. These might include:
One of the key techniques for helping your skin through this difficult period, and yet ensuring your skincare routines remain opulent, luxuriant, and thoroughly rejuvenating, is to reduce the range of beauty products you’re applying daily. By switching and swapping your range of products, you’ll find it difficult to achieve the right balance and consistency your skin requires for this time spent indoors, and most skincare experts would recommend reducing your range to just a handful of precious essentials.
Serums are a fantastic way of topically applying potent and rejuvenating ingredients to your skin, and allowing them to penetrate the upper layers to work their wonders from within. IRIS serum has been meticulously formulated to bring a luxuriant wealth of precious, potent, and natural components to your skin on a daily basis, deeply penetrating and nourishing, and reducing signs of stress and aging. From healing CoQ10 to youth-giving natural collagen, and from deeply hydrating hyaluronic acid to a spectrum of essential vitamins and minerals, this miraculous serum provides the skin everything it needs to maintain daily youthfulness and radiance.
IRIS beauty elixier is a precious and highly effective vial of artfully crafted liquid, designed to increase your natural glow and heighten rejuvenation from within. When drunk each morning, as a key and central aspect to your luxurious daily beauty ritual, the innovative formula of IRIS elixier quickly gets to work, bringing vitamins, minerals, and essential skincare ingredients such as collagen, CoQ10, hyaluronic acid, zinc, and many more besides to where it is needed the most.
In many regards, IRIS elixier is the ideal beauty product for these times; it works holistically, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, deeply hydrating the skin, increasing skin elasticity and bounce, and bringing forth that inimitable natural glow from within - the perfect confidence and beauty-boosting formula that couldn’t be easier to bring into your daily routine. After thirty days of indulging in this opulent beauty solution, you’ll be able to see a noticeable difference… and when the doors of the world are flung open once more, you’ll be able to step out in confidence and with self-esteem intact, ready to show your best side - that is, every side - via the unique and impactful glow of stunning, rejuvenated, and radiant skin.