“This is the Dina I know!”
Since March, the majority of us have been in lockdown, and whilst we’re going through a worrying and life-changing worldwide event, it’s easy to forgo taking care of ourselves. Regardless of whether we’re working from home, homeschooling, exercising in our living rooms or just binging everything Netflix has to offer, it’s difficult to keep up routines – or even know where to begin with self care.
Luckily, Dina Torkia has our back!
“One day I’ll feel great. One day I’ll feel ‘ugh’. One day is just like a day that’s gone by,” Dina begins, summing up the rollercoaster of experiences she’s felt during four weeks in lockdown. Despite not going out, she’s noticed her skin has been suffering, and adds that applying some makeup and making an effort with an outfit to make her feel better about herself has been working to turn her mood around.
Using Max Factor’s Miracle Second Skin, Dina explains it’s the ideal foundation for just sitting on the sofa, but still wanting to feel like you’re looking and feeling your best. Dina praises the foundation as being perfect for summer, being lightweight on her skin and for feeling like part of her skincare, adding it’s perfect to use in her busy day-to-day life.
Dina’s next tip for isolation self-care is simply doing something that you enjoy or, at least, something you can do at home. For her, this can be just being creative and making DIY tie dye clothes (honestly, we love the final result – we’re buying dyes this very minute), to having a fun photoshoot or even just working out.
Before she did any of that, though, she tells us the one thing she has to have is one hour in her bed, “with a cuppa, my laptop and a good programme”. This is a big quarantine mood for us. We’re intrigued about what Dina actually watched – we’re looking for some new recommendations!
As she takes us through the rest of her day, it’s clear that the real self care is spending time with the people you care about. For example, Dina’s family are adorable, and even after having a day to herself, the joy from interacting and having fun fills the screen. Granted, it’s not easy for everyone, especially in our current situation, but if you can speak or (virtually) see someone you love, be yourself and just laugh, it’s a huge part of caring for ourselves.
Nathan Zed has shared with us his thoughts on being productive during a pandemic. Alternatively, you could read our Channel Spotlight on Jake Pemberton.
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