Are you ready for the back to the office routine? It’s all fun and games until you’re in the same room as other people zooming. It’s for the culture they say! Well, even if it is endlessly frustrating commuting and paying for lunch, one thing that has always been fun is creating some fun office lewks to charm and delight your coworkers!
Cover your Bases, First
Before you dive into your latest fashionista moment, you need to take a look at your face. How’s your skin doing? When we were trapped at home, skincare became the hot new craze, but now that we’re getting into our groove with the new normal, it’s easy to let things slip. If you’re experiencing periods of dryness, we’d suggest taking a look at your seasonal skin care regimen.
It might be the case that now the weather’s changing and the winds are picking up, that you need something more nourishing for fall and winter than you did in the summer. If your skin feels a little greasy and blotchy, maybe you need to switch your formula? Alongside the skincare craze we saw over the last few years, there came a rise in the number of actives on the market.
These are great when used in harmony and in the right order, but your skin, like the rest of your body, is quickly thrown off course when you have too much of one thing and not enough of another. Skin irritation takes many forms, some might break out, others might experience redness, while others might experience hyperpigmentation. Making sure you nourish and protect your skin’s natural biome is a delicate balance.
Stripping too much will affect your skin’s natural moisture barrier and prevent your skin from being able to retain moisture. Making sure you're consistent with all things skincare is the key to an even, glowing complexion. When we buy new products we tend to add them all at once instead of a slow and sure approach, this can further irritate and weaken the skin.
Making sure your skincare routine is solid and sustainable is key. But beyond that making sure your diet, exercise and sleep routines are balanced and consistent is the true foundation of that glowing complexion. Eating a balanced diet will help you to fight internal stressors and boost your immune system - key at this time of the year. Physical activity boosts the production of endorphins, which help to create a sense of well being and happiness, as well as helping to boost brain and memory function.
Sleep is the building block of a healthy appetite and the base of your energy reserves. Without sleep you’re likely to eat foods high in fats and sugar as you attempt to replenish the energy stores you need for your day to day functioning. Similarly, without adequate sleep getting exercise in can feel like a hard task. It’s a bit of a vicious cycle. Without enough sleep you don’t have the energy to exercise and without exercise you tend to sleep lighter and not get the truly restorative sleep you need for real energy.
Boosting your sleep with a Beauty Pillow will help you put your best face forward. The Beauty Pillow is designed to slightly elevate the head and neck, promoting blood and lymphatic flow, for reduced facial puffiness. The patented design gently cradles the head and neck in sleep, reducing facial contact with the pillow, reducing the development of deep set sleep wrinkles.
Traditional pillows increase facial contact and disperse up to 5kg or 11lbs of force onto your face. Given that we spend one third of our lives asleep, the repeated contact is not something to laugh at! With the Beauty Pillow, your facial skin experiences less pulling and creasing, reducing sleep wrinkles and lines and preventing morning puffiness from developing.
The Beauty Pillow comes with the powerhouse Skin+ pillowcase. The Skin+ is a revolutionary sleep technology fabric designed to support your skin health by releasing antioxidant carotenoids as you move in sleep. These antioxidants repair and restore damaged skin, helping to repair damage done to the skin by environmental free radicals like UV Rays and pollution. Traditional skincare treatments do very little to address the impact of these environmental stressors, so boosting your nightly skincare routine with this activated Tencel fabric is a must for skin care junkies!
Adding a Silk Pillowcase to your Beauty Pillow will further boost your skincare routine, but let’s talk about the hair! Silk’s naturally soft and smooth fibers are a godsend for weaves, hair extensions, curls and natural hair. Everyone wins with silk!
The smooth fibers allow hair to move across the surface of the pillowcase without any snags or catches. The hair is nourished and protected, while the antibacterial and moisture wicking fabric helps to reduce the build up of oil and prevents product absorption. Your hair will look and feel better for longer with the support of a Silk Pillowcase from Beauty Pillow!
Flex your Brushes
We tend to put our face on for the office. After the simplicity of working from home, this can be a bit daunting at first. Our top tip? Streamline. Keep the feeling of simplicity with a sophisticated, barely there look that you can easily dress up or down if the occasion warrants it.
Make sure your skin is clean, your skincare is done and your sunscreen is applied!
Sunscreen is your best weapon against sun damage. Unfiltered exposure to UV Rays, even in the fall or the depths of a dark and gray winter will do more to age your skin than just about anything else. Sun damaged skin tends to lose its elasticity and luster meaning sleep and expression lines become more pronounced and, consequently you look much older than you really are. It’s a hard learned lesson, but the sun is not your skin’s best friend.
Getting enough Vitamin D is essential for your bone and muscle health as well as your immune system. Spending some (protected) time outside is the best way to support your Vitamin D intake year round. It’s also pretty likely to boost your energy levels and your mood. It’s not called a hot girl walk for nothing!
Once your sunscreen has had its chance to soak in (allow 15 minutes), it’s time to start your face. Applying an even layer of foundation, tinted moisturizer or a BB Cream is a great way to provide a base for blusher, bronzer or other makeup that helps to define your features. Our tip: your beauty blender should be just slightly wet (otherwise it’s a great way to waste your products) and your brushes should be cleaned once a week.
Clean brushes and clean pillowcases are one of the best, easiest and most overlooked ways of keeping your skin fresh and clear. Your makeup brushes should be cleaned to remove traces of product and oil from them that would otherwise go back into your products or circulate around your face. Pillowcases tend to absorb sweat and oil from our face and hair, so ensuring they’re washed regularly will reduce product and oil transference and reduce breakouts.
Sub out your traditional cotton pillowcase for Silk Pillowcases for a luxe sleep experience on fabric that naturally repels sweat, oil and moisture from products.
Once your base is applied and your favorite areas are accentuated, move to the brows and eyes.
Eyes, Eyes Baby
They say the eyes are the windows to the soul. We don’t know about that, we do know that there’s too many fab eyeshadow collections out there to play it safe! Even if you prefer a nude look, why not switch out your usual shadow for a lush cream or glossy shadow? Dramaaaaaaa!
Seriously though, being back in the office doesn’t have to be super serious, makeup can help you look great and feel more confident. Adding a splash of color to an otherwise staid look might help you put a pep in your step as you merge with the clackers and drones.
Eye makeup can be tricky to master, but making sure you remove it properly is essential. Making sure you have an effective cleansing routine at the end of the day will go a long way to help maintain and nourish your skin and prevent infections from developing.
The skin around the eye area is super thin and delicate, which means you need to look after it. Making sure you remove your make up every day is an important step, but it’s not the only one. Moisturizing the area will help to improve the look and feel of the skin, but it can be hard to get deeper.
Improving the skin’s elasticity is where the Skin+ shines. The antioxidants it releases attach to the skin, promoting collagen production which boosts the skin's elasticity and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the delicate eye area.
For an added layer of protection to the eye and lower forehead area, try adding a Silk Sleep Mask to your sleep routine. The perfect addition for any business trip, the Silk Eye Mask by Beauty Pillow is designed to cushion the eye area, reducing the impact of sleep compression on your face and eyes, while the Silk reduces irritation.
Adding an eye mask to your routine serves the dual purpose of reducing light stimuli and disturbances that can negatively affect your sleep hygiene and improve the quality of your sleep. Adding a Silk Eye Mask is a simple but effective way to boost your beauty sleep, so you can look and feel your best in the office or out.
For many the final step in their morning routine is their hair. A chic updo is an easy way to look professional and keep your hair out of your face. Throwing your hair up in a Silk Scrunchie can help you look and feel great, while staying comfortable. The luxe Silk Scrunchies from the Beauty Pillow Silk Collection are a quick and easy way to gzuz up any outfit.
Silk Scrunchies are designed to hold up your hair, without the friction and breakage other scrunchies or hair ties might bring. Less friction means less breakage, tangling and split ends and your scalp will thank you too! Often, hair accessories pinch and pull at the hair, irritating the scalp and reducing hair growth. For lush locks, go silk.
For those with a long hair, don’t care or chic shorter lengths looking for a simple style trick, we introduce you to: Silk Headbands! An easy way to level up a demure look or elevate your office basics to something a bit more glam, Silk Headbands are designed to comfortably complete your look day or night.
Beauty and style are timeless, look after your skin with Beauty Pillow for a glow outside and in!