It’s an uncertain and frightening time for everyone in the world right now. Many of us are having to work from home, trying to take care of children who would normally be at school, or wondering when we’ll be able to find toilet paper again.
Thankfully, if there’s one thing you don’t have to worry about, it’s your skin. Being stuck indoors and not wanting to risk going to your typical skincare provider may have you concerned that your skin will suffer. Worry not. There are plenty of ways to make sure your skin comes out of this crisis as healthy and beautiful as ever. Here are the easiest and most responsible ways you can take care of your skin while staying quarantined during the COVID-19 crisis.
Here are the easiest and most responsible ways you can take care of your skin while staying quarantined during the COVID-19 crisis.
The Importance of Not Touching Your Face
We didn’t need the CDC to tell us we shouldn’t touch our face. Our hands are constantly picking up bacteria, germs, oil, and pollutants from everything we touch. Think about all the things you touch in any given hour. Your phone, your computer, door knobs, pens, sink faucets, other people’s hands, etc. What else have all those things come into contact with? Then think about putting all that on your face. Not good.
Touching our faces too often is one of the number one causes of clogged pores, irritation, and breakouts, especially in adults. It may be difficult if you already have a bad habit of it, but it’s more important now than ever to minimize touching our faces as much as possible.
Making efforts to not touch our face is also one of the best ways to avoid encouraging the spread of the virus and lowers our risk of getting sick. While you’re at it, make sure to be washing your hands even more often than you would normally and minimize physical contact with other people as much as possible, including handshakes and hugging.
How to Get More Skin Care Products If You Run Out?
Speaking of minimizing contact, now is not the best time to run to the store in search of your favorite skincare products. Unfortunately, it’s simply not worth it. All your groceries runs should be for essentials only and done as quickly and safely as possible.
But that doesn’t mean you have to go without! Thanks to the beautiful thing called the internet, obtaining your skincare can be easier than ever by electing to buy skin care products online and having them delivered straight to your door. This way, you’re implementing social distancing, which is imperative right now, and you’re not sacrificing your skin.
That means that now is an excellent time to start experimenting and try new brands. Brands like Eminence Organics and Rhonda Allison use all-natural ingredients that give your skin the boost it needs during this dark time. Trying new products can be a fun indulgence to keep your mind off less pleasant things.
Why You Should be Drinking Water
It might seem trivial, but when our typical habits are abruptly disrupted, it’s easy to let even the most obvious ones start slipping. However, it’s important to remember that staying hydrated is one of the most important things we can do for our skin. After all, our skin is an organ, and it simply cannot flourish and achieve the glow you are looking for if it’s dehydrated.
Speaking of bodily functions, drinking enough water is one of the best things we can do for our immune system. Along with taking necessary vitamins, water is the thing that makes all our insides work properly. Water is one of your best tools to use when trying to stay healthy and lower the risk of getting sick.
How to Keep Skin Glowing While Indoors
Lastly, make sure your regime is full of all the products and tools you need to keep your skin glowing and healthy. Adding Vitamin D supplements to your diet is an excellent way to give your skin a little boost, especially since we’re probably not getting as much from the sun these days. Make sure to get fresh air when you can though, even if it’s just taking little walks around your back yard or sitting on your porch for 30 minutes. Don’t forget your sunscreen!
Facial masks are also an excellent way to give your skin just a little bit of extra love. Masks made with antioxidants can pack lots of essential nutrients onto your skin and they can do everything from providing extra hydration, reducing pores, and preventing breakouts.
Stay positive and find the silver lining in unfortunate situations. Don’t stress, be responsible and safe, and take good care of your health and your skin.
This is a troubling time for most of it, but one of the greatest things we can do is try to stay positive and find the silver lining in our unfortunate situations. Don’t stress, be responsible and safe, and take good care of your skin.
About the Author
Audrey Throne is the mother of a 3-year old and a professional blogger by choice. Throne is passionate about lifestyle, business, automotive, technology and management and blogs frequently on these topics. Find her on Twitter: @audrey_throne.
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