In the wake of the Coronavirus and quarantining in the comfort of our homes, there are certain
skincare routines we should adhere to during this time. Now that you have some time to focus on your skin, here are a few skincare tips to follow:
- Wash your face daily. It is important to wash your face daily and do not sleep with makeup on your face. During the day your face builds up pollutants and bacteria so you wash your face in order to remove these impurities for a clean and healthy complexion. A beautiful and glowing complexion is the perfect base for foundation. A personal favorite skin cleanser of mine is Noxzema cleansing cream. I have used it for years and it really cleans my skin and leaves it feeling soft with a healthy glow.
- Moisturize, moisturize, and moisturize. It is essential to moisturize your face to help maintain its balance. If your facial skin is too dry or too oily, skin problems will flare-up. Choose one that works best for your skin. I prefer Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator. It is very light and it is incredible for hydrating the skin. It feels great under my makeup.
- Exfoliate. Experts recommend that you exfoliate your face two to three times a week. If your skin is sensitive only do it once a week. The purpose of exfoliating is to get the dead skin cells off of your face for a smooth and bright finish. My favorite product is Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost Exfoliating Cleanser. I use it once a week and it works wonders on my face because it makes it feel baby smooth soft.
- Use an eye cream. The eye area needs extra special attention. The skin around the eyes ages faster than the rest of your face. My favorite eye cream is Epione’s Eye Rejuvenation Serum. A little bit goes a long way. It hydrates the eye area and reduces puffiness. It is part of my daily skincare routine.
- Drink plenty of water. Try to stay hydrated during your time in the house by drinking 6-8 glasses of water a day. I make sure one of those glasses is hot lemon water. The benefits of drinking water for your facial skin include smaller pores, slows aging, clears acne, reduces puffiness, improves your complexion, and more.
- Get plenty of rest. When you are sleeping, your skin’s blood flow increases so your skin rebuilds its collagen and repairs damage from UV sun exposure and reduces wrinkles and age spots. The National Sleep Foundation recommends seven to nine hours of sleep per night for most adults. Lack of sleep causes the stress hormone, cortisol, to be released and it causes inflammation in the skin which means acne, psoriasis, and eczema can flare up.
Try to remain relaxed and stress-free during the quarantine. Stress can cause early aging on the skin so exercise, read, eat healthy, and do things that make you happy because you will be indoors for a great deal of time. Take care of yourself and just know that this too shall pass.
Featured Image by George Joell