You may have been planning your dream boat wedding for a few months or even a year now. Unfortunately, because of this pandemic, your plans may have been halted. We understand that you’re frustrated and disappointed but since this is entirely out of your control, the best response is to turn it into an opportunity.

Yes, not everyone is privileged to stay at home and spend more time with their families, but if you’re not one of the front liners, your best contribution is to be thankful for being on house arrest. For those whose weddings have been canceled and rescheduled sometime later, take this time to take care of yourself and make yourself more ready for your dream wedding. The best way to do that is by making your skin more radiant and glowing. To help you achieve that goal, here are some helpful tips.

Sleep for 7 to 9 hours a day

It doesn’t require an expert to explain the link between sleeping and good skin health. When you go to sleep early and allow yourself a good night’s rest, you allow your cells to repair and regenerate themselves. Conversely, if you regularly deprive yourself of sleep, you increase the production of cortisol, a known stress hormone, which can lead to inflammation. In the end, such inflammation can badly hurt your skin.

If you have skin eczema or psoriasis, now is your chance to clear up your skin. Studies suggest that if you sleep better, you also lower your body’s need to respond to inflammation. As a result, you also lower your risk of experiencing irritant dermatitis, contact dermatitis reactions, skin sensitivity, and acne breakouts.

More me-time

The wedding preparations may have been stressing you out, causing skin problems like dark circles, wrinkles, acne, and even hives. Hopefully, with stay at home orders still in place, you are able to lesson your overall stress load.

Take this time to relieve yourself of the stress of wedding planning. You can work on your wedding invitations, wedding favors, and other things you need for the wedding. But also use this time to take care of yourself. If you enjoy reading books, read as many books as you can. If you like gardening, start building a hydroponics garden. Or if you enjoy making videos, you can join the Tik Tok and YouTube communities by uploading your home quarantine videos.

The point here is to use this time to do what you love. Utilize this time to start doing the things that you’re passionate about. You may have forgotten these things because of your demanding job and hectic schedule, and now, you have been given this time to go back to what fuels your passion. These activities may be temporary reliefs in this pandemic, but at least, it can keep you sane and lower your stress levels. On top of all these benefits, you’re also giving your skin a breath of fresh air because of your lowered cortisol levels.

Enjoy your skincare regimen without hurrying

You may have had a skin care regimen in the past but since you were always in a hurry, you ended up forgetting it on some days, or hastily doing it on other days. This is no longer the case now that you’re on community quarantine. More time to be inside the house means you can enjoy meticulous skincare regimens without having to hurry. You can now enjoy longer pampering baths in your favorite bathtub with your skin-enriching body soap. You can also enjoy a whole-body skin massage and be more meticulous in using your toner, moisturizer, masks, day and night creams, anti-aging creams, and more.

Apart from all this, if you have more time at home, you can also have a better diet plan. With healthy and homemade food, you can also improve your skin.

The takeaway

Nobody knows when this pandemic ends or when a vaccine comes out, but if we all stay home, we help our front liners save more lives. In doing so, we also do ourselves a favor by giving our skin and our bodies a chance to breathe. In your case, this period of being on house arrest is also your chance to have radiant and more glowing skin that’s wedding-ready. So, say goodbye to all your frustrations and disappointments and say hello to a healthy, glowing, and rejuvenated skin.