Skin-Care and Self-Care when Sheltering in Place
We are living in uncertain times. The pandemic has shaken up our foundation, and with a rocky ground ahead of us, it’s easy to lose our old routines. In times of the unknown, it is important to remember what we have control of. We have control of ourselves and our self-care. Despite how easy it’s to develop bad habits, it’s critical to practice healthy routines. An easy self-care act to start is tending to your skin, keeping it free of acne and blemishes. Even for those who are not venturing out, should still look after their skin. Beauty is about making yourself feel confident, not pleasing others; and right now, everyone needs a chance to feel good.
Wash Your Face
One of the easiest ways to keep your skin healthy and clear of blemishes is to wash your face. Washing is extra important at the present moment; your face should be no different. This is the easiest, cheapest, and most convenient way to take care of your skin. Try to form the habit of washing your face when you first wake up and before you go to sleep. This will cleanse it of any grime that has built up on it in your sleep or waking hours. The warm water should open up your pores allowing it to wash out the clogs. Make sure you are using a clean washrag every time; otherwise, you could reapply previous pollutants back into your pores. If you’re anything like me, you will need to pay careful attention to the creases around your nose. Washing your face cannot only brighten up your skin but brighten up your sprites. After removing the cloth, and fresh air hits your soothed skin; breath and remember you can keep going.
Remember to Moisturize
Keeping your face moisturized helps eliminate acne. Serums, lotions, and creams can stimulate the blood under the skin and cause it to flow faster. This leads to it clearing out the pour from below and quickens the healing process. Before you add anything to your face, check to make sure the company designed it for that use. Your face’s skin is not as tough as the rest of your body’s, and it needs formulas crafted for it. If you run out of moisturizing products, be careful when restocking. Try to order your supply online and be sure to sanitize the bottle when it arrives. For those who want to limit their contact with the outside world as much as possible, it may be tempting to turn to DIY facial moisturizers. If you choose to use homemade formulas, do so responsibly. Research the ingredients to see if there are any drawbacks to using them. There is no harm in double-checking. Information is key now more than ever.
Keep Your Diet as Balance as You Can
Having a healthy diet is difficult even during times of normalcy. In today’s times, circumstances might limit your food budget and/or options. When the possibility appears, try to maintain a healthy diet. What we put into our bodies can affect how our outer layer of skin presents itself. It could be tempting to veg-out on the couch and eat chips; but if you can, veg-out on the couch with fruits or vegetables. Yes, I did write that line.
Cooking from home has become a popular hobby as people spend more time not going out to eat. The internet is full of new recipes built for different budgets and skill levels. Even if you have never cooked before, the web is here to help. Like making your own moisturizer, check the ingredients going into the meal. Different foods can assist with a variety of problems, and you can customize your meal to fit your needs.
Our skin is the largest organ our body has. It is our protector to the outside world, and we need to cultivate its health to help us. Whether you’re working from home or not, take care of your skin. Your life continues at home and forming healthy routines can help you adjust to this new environment.
Wash your hands. Wash your face. Stay strong.