by Tifini Hartman
Staying Home, Staying Safe and Staying Beautiful
Here at Beauty by Tifini, we’ve always been big supporters about self-love, weekly self-care and in-home skincare. With everything that’s going on, we realize that now more than ever we need to equip you with the tips you need to take care of yourself during this quarantine. Because let’s face it, even if we’re all stuck inside, we want to look good while doing it. We took some time to compile all our favorite self-care rituals into one guide that provides you with the tips and tricks you need to fight stress and stay healthy while staying safe at home.
Tips for Dealing with Stress
When we’re stressed, it shows. Not only in our mood, but also on our skin. That’s because stress causes our bodies to release more cortisol (a stress related hormone) which affects both our body and mind. Some of the biggest effects of increased levels of cortisol include: a weakened immune system, dryness, oil and acne, and redness.
This can cause skin conditions like rosacea and eczema to become inflamed, make your skin’s appearance duller, increase breakouts, cause inflammation and heighten the appearance of dark circles as well as fine lines and wrinkles. It’s no secret that we’re living in some pretty stressful times right now, but the best thing you can do for both your body and your mind is to continue or begin practicing healthy self-care habits. Here are a few daily and weekly rituals to help keep both your body and mind healthy all the time.
Daily Self Care
Drink Hot Water with Lemon
It may sound simple, but drinking lemon water first thing in the morning has be proven to work wonders on the skin. Lemon is a great source of vitamin C, vitamin A, beta-carotene, folate, calcium and potassium. So when you drink it first thing in the morning you’re feeding you skin an important dose of vitamins that help eliminate toxins from your body.
A cold roll a day keeps the inflammation at bay! Using your cold roller in the morning and at night at the end of your skincare routine is great for relieving stress and showing your skin some extra TLC. Using astainless steel cold roller, like the ones we have at BBT, helps tighten pores, improve circulation, reduce inflammation and locks in serums for deeper penetration.
Stretch and Meditate
Inhale, exhale and let it flow. Keep your body moving and relieve tension by taking 10-15 minutes a day to do a full body stretch. This will help minimize lower back pain from increased time sitting, increase your flexibility and increase blood flow throughout the body. End each stretching session with a time of meditation and deep breathing to help re-center your mind, slow your heart rate and lower your blood pressure.
Do Your Regular AM+PM Skincare Routine
Yes, that means putting on SPF daily even if you’re inside! Keeping up with your daily skincare regimen is so important for keeping your skin regulated. It helps to remove dirt and oil, while also providing the daily nourishment that your skin needs. It’s important to keep your skin clean, hydrated and protected no matter what.
Some fresh air always helps. Since you put SPF on, it’s safe to go outside and enjoy the sunshine. But don’t overdo it. Sun damage is still the number 1 cause of aging, but 10-20 minutes of sunshine a day does the body good. The natural Vitamin D obtained from the sun plays an important role in regulating your mood and helps ward off depression.
Weekly Self Care
Exfoliate (Face & Body)
Keep your skin soft and smooth. Weekly exfoliation of both your face and body helps to remove dead skin cells that build up naturally on the surface of the skin. This build up can cause the skin to appear dull and ruddy and can also clog pores which causes breakouts. Through regular exfoliation you also stimulate cell regeneration which brings fresh skin cells to the surface to reveal a softer, more glowing complexion.
Give Yourself a Facial
It won’t be the same as going to your favorite aesthetician, but your skin will love you for it all the same. Follow these steps for best results:
1) Start with a dual cleanse to remove any excess dirt and oil and prep your skin for the mask
2) Apply a hydrating serum or mist to keep your skin moist while the mask dries and improve product penetration
3) Set a timer to avoid leaving the mask on too long, longer is not always better
4) Rinse off in the shower with lukewarm water rather than removing with a wash cloth
5) Finish with your favorite moisturizer to lock in hydration.
Take an Essential Oil Bath
Nothing says me time like a relaxing bath. Take some time to decompress before starting a new week by taking a nice warm bath. You can add essential oils like lavender, ylang ylang and sandalwood for extra relaxation effects. These oils help to relax your muscles and calm your mind.
Do a Hair Mask
Bad hair days are the worst. Show your hair some love with a weekly hair mask to help reduce breakage, minimize fizziness, and enjoy shinier, softer hair in-between your regular hair appointments. If you’re new to trying hair masks, one pro tip that will help you get the best results is this: always use a wide tooth comb to make sure you’re apply the mask evenly from root to tip.
Whiten Your Teeth
Coffee and tea lovers, this is a weekly habit that you definitely want to get on board with. Weekly whitening can help to minimize the effects of coffee and tea on your teeth. Especially if professional whitening isn’t in your budget. Consider trying some whitening strips or adding an all-natural whitening technique to your weekly self-care routine to brighten up your smile and boost your confidence.
How Beauty by Tifini Can Help
We’re here to help get you through! Even though our shop may be closed right now, we are still available to help you with all your skincare needs. Our online shop with skincare products, tools and gift cards is open and all items are currently on sale! Check it outhere. We carry the following medical-grade product lines: DMK International, Jan Marini Skin Research, Image Skincare and VI Derm. Don’t see a product you need on our site? Shoot us a call or text to place a more specific product order that we will deliver (if you’re a local Huntington Beach resident) or ship anywhere around the US.
We’re also offeringvirtual skin consultationswith skin expert, Tifini Hartman. If you’ve been feeling like your current skincare routine isn’t bringing the results you’re looking for, or if you’re ready to make your skincare dreams come true a virtual skin consult with Tifini can help navigate you. Each consult includes a 30 minute facetime call that analyzes your current diet, lifestyle and skincare regimen, reviews your skin goals and maps out a treatment plan. It also includes a $100 credit towards customized skin kit that will be created according to your specific treatment plan and shipped directly to you after the consultation is complete (you will only pay the difference for products valuing over $100). Ready to see real results from home?Book your consultation today!
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The article "Staying Home, Staying Safe and Staying Beautiful" discusses the importance of self-care and skincare rituals, especially during the quarantine period. It provides tips and advice for dealing with stress and maintaining healthy skin while at home. Let's break down the various concepts and treatments mentioned in the article:
Stress and its Effects on Skin
- The article highlights the correlation between stress and its impact on the skin, including the release of cortisol, which can lead to skin issues such as dryness, oiliness, acne, redness, inflammation, and aging signs.
Daily Self-Care Rituals
- Drinking hot water with lemon for its skin-benefiting vitamins.
- Using a cold roller to reduce inflammation and improve circulation.
- Incorporating stretching, meditation, and regular skincare routines, including SPF application and brief sun exposure for natural Vitamin D.
Weekly Self-Care Rituals
- Exfoliating the face and body to remove dead skin cells and stimulate cell regeneration.
- Performing a DIY facial with cleansing, hydrating, masking, and moisturizing steps.
- Taking essential oil baths, applying hair masks, and whitening teeth as part of a weekly self-care routine.
Beauty by Tifini's Offerings
- The article promotes Beauty by Tifini's online shop, which offers skincare products, tools, and gift cards, as well as virtual skin consultations with skin expert, Tifini Hartman. The shop carries medical-grade product lines such as DMK International, Jan Marini Skin Research, Image Skincare, and VI Derm.
Virtual Skin Consultations
- Beauty by Tifini offers virtual skin consultations with Tifini Hartman, including a personalized treatment plan and a credit towards a customized skin kit.
Overall, the article emphasizes the importance of self-care, skincare routines, and the availability of skincare products and virtual consultations to support individuals in maintaining healthy and radiant skin during the quarantine period.