Beat The Lockdown Beauty Blues

Is your skincare routine suffering during lockdown? Try these tips to get back your glow…

Screen Time


Time Bomb Skincare Expert and Celebrity Facialist Emma Brown says, “We are spending infinitely more time on our devices now we’re stuck indoors. You might think you can forgo the SPF if you’re not out enjoying the sunshine but the blue light emitted from our laptops, phones and tablets can still cause photoaging, leading to wrinkles, lines, pigmentation and inflammation. Prevent and protect your skin from screen time firstly, by topically applying an SPF daily. Treat screen time skin with Time Bomb Over-Exposed Sun Damage Rescue (£40,, formulated to visibly addresses the impact of photo damage with clinically-proven, heavy-duty anti-oxidants and deep emollients – Pycnogenol©, a Milk Peptide Complex and Omega9Xester. This powerful yet soothing treatment works to renew the skin’s natural radiance, resilience, pigment and texture.”


Stress Blemishes


Kyushi Founder Alice Moore says, “Skin is so much more than a canvas, it’s a barometer of what is going on with us internally and in our lives and stress often shows up in the skin as inflammation and blemishes. Don’t go on the attack, instead treat stressed out skin with kindness. My Kyushi Chamomile & Helichrysum (£39, is a calming, soothing and reparative facial oil blend, which will nourish and hydrate the skin, whilst reducing inflammation and easing irritation from skin flare ups. Anti-inflammatory German Chamomile essential oil works to soothe inflamed, irritated, red skin whilst anti-microbial essential oil Helichrysum helps to regenerate. Plus, balancing essential oil of Orange helps to lower stress levels which are often heightened when we’re anxious about our skin. A blend of 100% pure olive Squalane oil and meadowfoam oil deeply nourish, moisturize and restore elasticity.”


Tech Neck

Time Bomb Skincare Expert and Celebrity Facialist Emma Brown says, “The constant craning over to look at our devices can also cause “tech neck”. The pull of gravity and the inaction of certain muscles when spending vast amounts of time looking downwards can result in increased lines, wrinkles and slackened skin in the neck and chest area. Address ‘tech neck’ by massaging in a targeted, intensive treatment that zones in on the issue like Time Bomb Troubleshooter Neck and Chest Cream (£37, Formulated with Lanachrys©,which breaks down excess fatty deposits and tones the skin, crucial to improve the appearance of jowls and turkey neck. Chrysanthellum and white truffle extract firm and smooth the skin to combat sagging and lines whilst a special 9-amino based peptide, rumex occidentalis extract and vitamin C help inhibit pigmentation, diminish the appearance of age spots and make complexion look more even.”

Hangover Skin  

Skincare Expert Jane Scrivner says, “If you’re drinking more during lockdown, you’re not alone! However, alcohol causes the skin to become dehydrated, inflamed, puffy and congested. The morning after the night before, wake up to an enriching, conditioning, and calming skin breakfast smoothie with Jane Scrivner Morning Barrier Balm (£49, This nutritional skin recipe contains a blend of organic Mango Butter, rich Essential Fatty Acids, and antioxidant rich oils (Tigernut, Rice Brand, Oat, Elderberry, Plum Kernel and Blackcurrant) to correct high colour, calm inflammation, intensely nourish skin and fortify the barrier function throughout the day. Apply directly to cleansed skin for that all-day velvety, bounce back feel.”


Audrey Patterson

Having started my career at My Weekly on Real Life stories, for the past 8 years I have been Beauty and Fashion Editor. I also write Travel and Homes features, plus the odd book review. We’re a flexible team! I also write features for Your Best Ever Christmas covering a variety of topics.