There’s no getting away from it now: this extended period of lock-down, whether we like it or not, is already affecting our beauty rituals and the way we approach self-care. The chances are, like the rest of us, you’ve already cut down on cosmetics, started skipping the mascara, cut ties with your favourite colourist, and may have even given yourself a new set of bangs… and it’s high time you started giving yourself the proper care and attention you deserve!
This extra time spent at home needn’t be a negative thing. In fact, it is the perfect opportunity to pick up on some new beauty habits, and start implementing some of the positive changes that have sat on your to-do list for all too long. Whether this kind of habit comes in the form of a new, simple self care ritual (and we’d highly recommend getting into meditation and breathing techniques to keep anxiety at bay), or a chore that you’ve been putting off for a while (yes, we’re looking at you, unclean makeup brushes!), now’s the time to start putting the hours in and making them part of your daily or weekly ritual.
Just imagine: you have the ideal chance to perfect and hone all these simple little habits now, and to make them an essential and automatic part of your day to day rituals. The result? Once things go back to normal, and we’re out and about in the wider world once more, they’ll be such an integral part of your new, positive, and proactive routine that you’ll wonder why you hadn’t established them a very, very long time ago.
So, without any further ado, let’s take a look at the CHRISTIAN BERLIN top tips for five simple, easy, and hugely beneficial beauty habits to bring into your ritual alongside daily skincare for radiance and rejuvenation!
You’ve probably heard a lot about dry body brushing lately, as it’s been a particularly hot topic among luxury beauty and skincare experts in 2020, and is very much the de rigeur daily beauty technique of the moment. Unlike a lot of fads, however, dry body brushing is fully backed up by science, and during quarantine, when most of us are doing a bit less exercise than usual, its effect and effectiveness has become more important than ever before.
Lockdown is the perfect time to bring dry body brushing into your life, and to get that body brush that’s sitting in your bathroom into action. It’s cheap, it’s simple, and it’s easy to bring into your routine… and what’s more, it brings about great returns as the result of very little effort. The bristles of your body brush activate the lymph - a network of vessels that runs beneath the surface of the skin, removing waste from your body. The lymph, perhaps unfortunately in these times, only moves when you move, and as such, spending the day in the house leads the lymph to become slow and sluggish at doing its job. This can lead to fluid retention, poor digestion, and poor skin health… all things which can be rectified by body brushing.
Just spend a few minutes each morning flicking the brush up over the skin, towards the heart, and from your feet to your thighs and your hands to your shoulders. Within a couple of days, your lymph should be back to optimal effectiveness, and keeping you feel fresh, fit, and healthy.
It’s no secret that collagen plays a huge role when it comes to maintaining a smooth, youthful, and radiant visage, and ensuring you’re keeping your collagen levels high is essential for looking and feeling your best. What a lot of people don’t realise, however, is that in your mid-twenties (for some people, even earlier), your natural collagen levels start to plummet. This leads to an inability for your skin to remain plumped and bouncy, and results in fine lines, wrinkles, and looseness to set in, alongside other common signs of aging.
Increasing the amount of collagen in your system will quickly see this trend reversing. Being the sticky, bouncy, glue-like substance that it is, collagen allows the structure of your skin to remain intact and healthy, providing that unmistakable youthful bounciness that is deeply associated with good health and a refreshed, re-energised glow. IRIS elixier and IRIS serum by CHRISTIAN BERLIN contain optimal quantities of natural collagen, which, when taken daily as part of your beauty ritual, will restore your youthful radiance, and ward of the signs of aging before they set in and become a permanent feature of your face. Due to the drop in fresh air and exercise (both factors which naturally increase collagen production) we’re all experiencing at the moment, it’s never been more important to invest in a high quality, luxurious collagen product range like IRIS, and to ensure you continue looking fresh and feeling confident.
All this extra time at home has seen one clear benefit for most of us: those hurried showers at the start of the day have transformed into long, luxurious, and opulent evening baths - and frankly, that’s one ritual we’re in no rush to give up once the lockdown comes to an end! Many celebrity stylists have, in recent weeks, been talking about proper scalp care, and it’s the perfect opportunity to start thinking about this sensitive yet often highly overlooked aspect of skincare, and taking steps to ensure it’s given due care and attention.
A weekly scalp scrub is a simple and enjoyable way of transforming your haircare and skincare routine, and there’s something rather special about that extra bit of TLC once per week that involves really exfoliating the scalp, and following it up with a quality mask or homemade scalpcare concoction. Even better if you have the freedom to really take your time over it, and sit in the bathtub for a good half hour to let the steam from the water really get everything working nicely. Give it a try, and thank us later…
Sandal season is right around the corner, but the chances are, all of your essential pedi appointments are cancelled for the foreseeable future. What’s a girl to do? Well, this is the ideal time to really step up your at-home food maintenance rituals, and take them up a notch to nothing short of an artform.
From exfoliating the skin of the feet, to nourishing your nails, applying muscle rubs and precious oils, there’s no shortage of different ways to keep your feet baby-soft and looking and feeling wonderful. With happy feet, you’ll be walking tall and stepping out with confidence and vigor, and that’s never, ever a bad thing!
Your daily beauty ritual is nothing without a high quality, lovingly crafted, and deeply nourishing skincare serum. Unlike other skincare products, serums profoundly penetrate the upper layers of skin, bringing precious nutrients, vitamins, and minerals to the deeper layers, and ensuring the skin is left in tip-top condition from the inside out. They allow for longer-lasting and more effective hydration, they tackle the signs of aging by bringing antioxidants to the dermis, and they plump and tighten the skin, increasing its elasticity for a youthful, rejuvenated glow that heightens both your beauty and your confidence.
At CHRISTIAN BERLIN, we spent years perfecting the potent and highly effective IRIS serum, which is rapidly transforming the skincare rituals of women right across the globe. By bringing together the nourishment and rejuvenating properties of natural collagen, the profound hydrating abilities of hyaluronic acid, and the anti-aging wonder that is CoQ10 (along with potent quantities of vitamin C, vitamin B12, zinc, and antioxidant-rich selenium), we were able to craft a serum that imbues the skin with remarkable finesse and a noticeable glow. If you aren’t already using a serum, it’s high time you experienced the opulence and luxury of IRIS, and made it an essential part of your new lockdown routine that will endure once normality is resumed.