One of the best things for me, about working from home, or being constrained to stay at home during this pandemic, is that I get to be makeup-free for most of the day.
Well, all day, really.
When I first observed this a few years ago, I noticed that my skin texture had improved, without the daily makeup and the constant air-conditioning. At home, I can’t afford to have the air-conditioning on all day long, so it’s either the fan, or in the mornings, just the morning wind through my windows.
In this period where we’re forced indoors for most of the day, I also noticed that due to reduced sun exposure, my stubborn pigmentation has actually lightened a little! I’d never expected that at all.
However, I did see more than a few people mention that instead of looking better without wearing makeup, their skin has looked worse during this time.
This, despite not touching their face, as recommended by the medical fraternity, so you don’t transfer viruses and bacteria from your hands to your face. You’d think that this prohibition will result in fewer breakouts, and clearer skin. But people have reported otherwise.
I gave it a little thought, and I can hazard a few guesses why this might be so 🙂Continue Reading