While most of us have been staying inside more lately in compliance with social distancing recommendations, that’s no reason to ease up on your skincare routine. There are important basics that you can still maintain while also keeping your distance and staying home.
- Staying hydrated
Switching up your routine in favor of staying home may mean you get out of your old, healthy habits. Make sure you’re still drinking water, health authorities recommend eight 8-ounce glasses daily.
- Reduce stress
This one is likely easier said than done with all the uncertainty in the world, however, it’s helpful to focus on the things you have control over. If you are someone that is prone to depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues make sure you’re keeping in touch via the phone or other technologies to stave off the loneliness and keep in touch with loved ones.
- Eat healthy
Again, staying home and out of your normal routine can make this difficult but it’s important for your skin, as well as your overall health, to still be eating healthy. Focus on getting fruits and vegetables but also eating lean proteins and healthy fats.
- Avoid touching your face
While this is common advice for avoiding contracting coronavirus, it also is good advice for healthy skin all the time! Your hands carry bacteria, dirt, and oils that can clog your pores and wreak havoc with your face. If you do need to touch your face, make sure your hands are clean before you do.
Sleep is the key to health. It’s regenerative and rejuvenating and can help reduce stress and keep your skin looking beautiful. According to most major studies, adults need between seven and nine hours of sleep a night. Try to plan your work-from-home day around that for optimal results.
- Limit alcohol
It can be tempting to imbibe more now that you don’t have to worry about driving home, but drinking alcohol has been shown to negatively impact your skin. If you do want to drink, we recommend doing so only in moderation. Your skin and your mental health will thank you.
We hope these skin care tips during this uncertain time are helpful. If you have serious questions or concerns we’re still here for you! Give us a call at (480) 610-6366 to schedule a consultation.