HOW TO KEEP KEEP YOUR SKIN HEALTHY WHILE YOU'RE STUCK AT HOME
Let’s talk about how our skincare routines might need to change because we’re self-quarantining. What should people be mindful of when it comes to cleansing? Many people are self-isolating or quarantining because of the coronavirus, meaning they're not going outside much at all. the problem arises when we think that because they haven’t been outside all day, they shouldn’t wash their face, which is absolutely not true. You should be washing it every day, regardless of whether you’ve gone outside or not.
ONE OF THE BIGGEST SKIN ISSUES YOU MIGHT RUN IN TO DURING THIS TIME IS DRYNESS
You've probably already been dealing with dry hands as a result of washing them more frequently, but that dryness could impact the skin on your face as well. Over-washing your hands can lead to disruption of the outer skin layer, with dryness and irritation. Make sure to use a moisturizer on your hands regularly after washing, it's important to apply that moisturizer when your hands are still damp. The cream traps in that moisture rather than letting it fully evaporate, the effectiveness of a lotion or cream by sealing it in as well.
Your face might also get dry while you're at home. Because it's still cold outside in many places, many of us are still having the central heating on. One thing we’d recommend for that is treatments to help skin hydration, We recommend using products with hyaluronic acid in them, as it's known to promote moisture. You can find hyaluronic acid in our 3 in 1 Face cream, Comfort+ Face Cream and Recovery Face Serum.
KEEP IN MIND THAT ITS IMPORTANT TO USE AN SPF EVEN WHEN YOU ARE NOT LEAVING THE HOUSE
You might think you can skip your SPF routine because you aren't going outside where the sun is right now, but it turns out, the sun's rays can impact you even when you're indoors. Being inside doesn't mean that you are off the hook for wearing sunscreen, in fact, UVA light can penetrate right through window glass, which means that you still are at risk for premature aging and even skin cancers.
We encouraged people to get sun exposure right now, when they can as long as they're being safe about it. Lack of exposure to sunlight has been associated with issues like seasonal affective disorder, plus, our bodies do need UV light exposure, be it in minimal amounts, to naturally produce vitamin D levels. If you are going to stand by the window, just make sure you are properly sun protected. You might also consider taking a vitamin D supplement to boost your levels at this time, Our Daily Vitamin Intake contains a healthy level of Vitamin D amongst many other nutrients.
USING YOUR DEVICE MORE OFTEN DURING THIS PERIOD MIGHT HARM YOUR SKIN
Not everybody is aware that our devices emit blue light, also known as high energy visible (HEV) light, This type of light has been shown to have harmful effects on the skin, promoting premature aging and dark spots. Likewise, the physical act of looking down at your phone could hurt you as well. "Bending your head down means folding up the skin on your neck, leading to early wrinkling. This is commonly referred to as "tech neck". Make sure you're taking breaks from looking at screens, and think consciously about how often you're bending your neck.
TRY YOUR BEST NOT TO TOUCH YOUR FACE
Touching your face with unwashed hands is one of the easiest ways to spread the coronavirus, but that's not the only reason you should try to keep your fingers away from your face. "This stressful environment may promote acne breakouts, but do your best not to pick your face, as picking can cause scarring or further inflammation.
TRY TO THINK OF THE TIME AT HOME AS A VACATION FOR YOUR SKIN
Being stuck at home gives us the ideal opportunity to give our skin a holiday, where we can focus on relaxing and detoxifying your skin. With self-quarantining, don’t overdo it. You don’t need to do a face mask and a facial every single day, but use the extra time to give your skin a little more attention.