Here we go again, lockdown part II. Except for this time, we feel like experts, we know what to expect and how to prepare. And it is essential that you do prepare, as this lockdown is in the winter months you are more prone to becoming ill, and your skin can feel dull and dry. We have rounded up 5 of our lockdown must-haves for health and wellness so that you can fly through the next month (or so) with ease.
The thought of a second lockdown is enough to steer us toward the alcohol, nearly a third of people are reporting that since the pandemic began, they have drunk more alcohol than they normally would. If this lockdown is anything like the first, you will probably find us on a zoom call with our friends on a Saturday night with a glass of wine in hand. But we should probably start thinking of the consequences, what is this doing to our liver? Whilst it is highly unlikely the extra tipple will cause permanent liver damage, the increased amount of toxins in your body will not help you feel better either. You can support your body and help cleanse your system by taking a supplement like the BioAdvanced Liver Support from Natures Plus. is a wholefood–based blend of nutrients and botanicals, tailored to help maintain liver function on a daily basis. It is packed full of antioxidants such as glutathione, which is capable of preventing damage to important cellular components within the liver. Another important ingredient is milk thistle, a great anti-inflammatory that works to protect the liver from harsh toxins.
Uplifting Shower Products
It is important through lockdown to keep a self-care routine, using the right products can make even the simplest task like taking a show feel like a luxury. Indulge your senses with Nereus London’s high performing hair and body care formulations which have been consciously designed to reduce plastic impact. The Madagascan pink pepper revitalising body wash is enriched with Fresh Ginger Essential Oil for an uplifting, revitalising experience, the extra-moisturising formula leaves skin feeling soft.
Nereus’ black bottles are made from 100% recyclable BPA free aluminium; their labels are plastic-free and biodegradable and produced from wood pulp.
Now more than ever it is extremely important to look after your immune system, especially as we move into the cold and flu season.
GP, Dr. Wendy Denning names all the essential vitamins and nutrients that your winter supplement should include: “research shows that those people who are deficient in Vitamin D have a poorer outcome and are more vulnerable to COVID-19 infections, so we should all be taking some Vitamin D throughout this winter. Vitamin C supplementation may prevent us from getting a cold and will also shorten the duration and severity of a viral illness so we should be supplementing regularly. Other important and well-known immune boosters are zinc and selenium. Additionally, keeping one's gut flora in optimal shape by taking a good quality probiotic has been shown to reduce the incidence of upper respiratory tract infections. If you are looking for a supplement that has all of this then look at the new range called Urgent-C, made by Proven Probiotics. Not only do they offer one of the best probiotics on the market but all the other ingredients are there in good doses, in a readily accessible form that your body can use, with all of this at a very affordable price and with an agreeable taste. In terms of immune protection at an affordable price, this is hard to beat."
The colder months can cause your skin to become dry and dull, so it is important to have a good skincare routine, the Lyonsleaf beauty balm will moisturise, cleanse, exfoliate, nourish, repair, and protect, all in one product. It is free from artificial chemicals and made from 100% natural plant oils. Lyonsleaf waterless skincare system uses an oil cleansing method, which means you can have a complete skincare regime without any artificial chemicals. The natural plant oils can easily dissolve dirty sebum, grime, and makeup, even waterproof mascara. Use a Muslin cloth for extra exfoliation when cleansing. Because you are not stripping the skin's natural oils, you will find that the skin barrier function is much improved. That means moisture is sealed in and your skin will stay hydrated all day long, it will feel plumped, soft, and more youthful-looking.
Under Eye Dark Circle Treatment
No doubt lockdown can cause us a lot of stress, meaning sleepless nights and early mornings. Counteract dark circles and puffiness with the 5% Caffeine Solution + EGCG from The Ordinary. This vegan product delivers a highly concentrated dosage of caffeine and Epigallocatechin Gallatyl Glucoside (EGCG) derived from green tea leaves. It rapidly absorbs into the delicate eye contour to help reduce the appearance of discolouration and alleviate symptoms of fatigue and stress.
Now you have your list of essentials you can stock up just in time for lockdown and do not worry, the supermarkets are staying open so please do not bulk buy toilet roll again! Stay positive and test negative.