These are strange and stressful times for many. Whether you’re busy juggling work and home-based learning for your kids or lucky enough to be enjoying the downtime, one thing remains true – there’s no better time to be kind to yourself. Set aside some every day for self-care, no matter how time-strapped you are. Even 30 minutes a day goes a long way in maintaining sanity, which in turn keeps you in a positive frame of mind and better able to do the things you need to get done. Here are some ways to keep you happy and healthy in the comfort of your home isolation!
1. Change screen time habits
Limit the time you spend on reading Covid-19 news updates to maximum 30 minutes a day. Use technology for positive vibes only – to hang out virtually with family and friends, order a healthy meal for a break from dinner duty, or to scroll through silly memes for a laugh.
2. Eat well
Take this time to make better choices about what you eat. While meal delivery choices are aplenty, you can use this time to cook more for simpler, cleaner fare, or to show your support for local small businesses and hawkers using resources like the Hawkers United – Dabao 2020 Facebook group. Take it further by examining your daily nutrition intake. Many of us do not get adequate vitamins and minerals from the food we eat alone. If that’s the case, consider adding nutritional supplements to your diet. For instance, PHS HAIRSCIENCE’s Nutri-Hair Jelly Supplements are created specifically to fulfil daily hair and scalp nutrition needs!
3. Wash your hair every day
It’s easy to slack off on your personal grooming when you’re stuck at home. Skip a shower here and a shampoo there and before you know it, you’re spending the day in PJs. Don’t do it! Sticking to a routine helps to maintain structure to your day, plus starting each day clean and fresh lifts the mood and will definitely makes you feel a tonne better about yourself. If you used to rush through your shower, now is the time to truly enjoy washing your hair. Indulge by massaging your scalp with your fingertips. ADV Nutrition Shampoo, the first step of PHS HAIRSCIENCE’s signature Double Cleanse, is formulated with a high concentration of botanical essences that impart a heavenly aroma that will thoroughly relax the senses. Plus, the invigorating scalp massages help to boost circulation, improve scalp health and encourage healthy hair growth. So dig deep.
Yoga, meditation or deep inhale and exhale exercises – it doesn’t matter which you prefer, as long as you keep the air flowing through your body. And while you’re at it, it’s a good time to let your skin and hair enjoy a breather too. Lay off the make-up and styling products, and enjoy being in a natural state. Stick to basics like a moisturising spritz for freshening up the skin. For your hair, try ADV Detangling Spray after washing your hair for a smooth, knot-free natural finish and the ADV Hydration Cream to soothe frizzy, dry and brittle locks.
5. Do treatments at home
Hair salons may be closed, but with the proliferation of excellent home-care products these days, your hair doesn’t need to pay the price. Indulge in pampering treatments weekly to keep your hair and scalp happy and healthy. ADV Elixir is an innovative scalp exfoliant that requires so little effort for great results – simply leave in your scalp pre-shampoo once a week for 10 minutes before washing off and voila! The potent treatment serum thoroughly cleanses off yucky build-up that can potentially cause scalp disorders, and preps the scalp for better absorption of beneficial treatment products. While you’re at it, reach for one of PHS HAIRSCIENCE’S luxurious ADV Hair Masks and slather the rich cream onto parched hair strands for instant revival. Pro tip: wrap masked up hair in a warm, damp towel and slap on a facial sheet mask while you’re at it, and you can be working at your desk while the products work their magic. Now how’s that for something you would never have been able to do in the office?