Staying at home is no excuse to skip your skincare regimen. While you might feel protected against the sun and other pollutants, spending every day indoors comes with its own set of risks to your skin. Here are some of them:
1. The dust that settles in your home can lead to breakouts.
Regardless of how often you clean, dust is always present in your house, especially if it has a lot of windows or if you live near a busy road. Dust and dirt can settle on your couch, your WFH space, and even on your bed, exposing your skin to bacteria and irritants that may lead to the occasional pimple or worse, breakouts.
In addition to keeping your home clean and regularly changing your sheets, don’t forget to cleanse your face before you go to bed with an effective yet gentle cleanser like NIVEA Extra White MicellAIR Cleanser 0% Alcohol. After washing your face, just put a few drops of the product on a cotton pad and lightly wipe it across your face to help cleanse and keep your complexion clear.
NIVEA Extra White MicellAIR Cleanser 0% Alcohol; P99 for 125mL, P169 for 200mL
2. Airconditioning might dry out your skin.
Airconditioning may help you deal with the hot weather these days, but relying on your AC too often can make the air circulating in your room feel dry. And unless you’re using a humidifier, that dry air can dehydrate your skin or even worsen certain skin conditions.
To help your skin cope, make a habit of applying body lotion after you shower. Try the NIVEA Intensive Moisture Body Milk to keep your skin feeling soft, smooth, and moisturized all day.
NIVEA Intensive Moisture Body Milk; P199 for 250mL, P284 for 400mL
3. The blue light from your devices can cause premature skin aging.
It’s rather difficult to avoid exposure to blue light, especially as we turn to our computers, mobile phones, and TV for work and entertainment at home. But studies show that blue light can have adverse effects on the skin, such as premature skin aging.
It’s another reason to stick to your routine and focus on keeping your complexion hydrated. Use a classic moisturizer like the NIVEA Creme regularly, so your skin can stay feeling bouncy and smooth. This timeless crème product is suitable for many skin types, making it a definite must-have.
NIVEA Creme; P149 for 60mL, P279 for 150mL
4. Shaving your pits can darken your underarms.
Since hair-removal sessions are out of the picture these days, you've probably been using a razor to deal with unwanted hair in your pits. If you've noticed some changes in that particular patch of skin, that's probably because the friction between the razor and your underarm area is causing your skin to look dark and feel rough.
This is why it's important to pamper your armpits with a brightening deodorant, like NIVEA Extra Whitening Deodorant. With consistent use, this deo helps keep your complexion moisturized, leaving it bright and smooth. Its mild scent will also make you feel fresh throughout the day.
NIVEA Extra Whitening Deodorant, P114
5. The sun can still damage your skin.
Natural light may always feel the best, but working near a window and going on those quick grocery trips can still expose your skin to the sun’s harmful UV rays. This is why wearing sunscreen is recommended even if you’re working from home.
For your face, we suggest going for a lightweight BB cream with SPF 50+, like NIVEA Sun UV Face BB Cream. It helps shield your complexion from UV rays while giving your skin a natural-looking glow. The matte finish and slight tint will help even out your skin tone and have you looking fresh for all your video calls.
NIVEA Sun UV Face BB Cream, P329
Skincare is self-care. Remember to stick to your routine to help keep your confidence and positive vibes as you stay safe at home.