Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, we’ll likely be spending most of our spring indoors. While this is sad news for most of us, it can be good news for your skin. Not going out every day means you’re likely using less makeup and a less complex skincare routine. However, it does come with its own set of challenges. Here's how can you keep your skin healthy during the quarantine.
We know. You’re bored. There’s not much to do in the house besides snacking and watching Netflix. But the wrong kind of snacks can make your skin blow up, with oil, redness, pimples and more. Stick to healthier options like low-carb snacks. Choose healthy fats like avocados and eggs, and protein-rich trail mixes with lots of walnuts, sunflower seeds, and dried fruit, to keep your skin healthy from the inside out.
Don't Neglect SPF
Your likely thinking, "I'm pretty much inside all day, I don't need sunscreen." Well, think again! Sun damage and skin damage comes in many forms. From the warm UVA rays penetrating your windows to the blue light exposure from all your devices. Keep those fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation at bay with a broad-spectrum sunscreen. Furthermore, using a natural sunscreen such as one containing zinc oxide, will also help keep acne away.
Even though you’re not as active as you’re probably used to being at this time of year, it’s still important to stay hydrated. While you’re working at your desk, or chilling to binge another Netflix show on the couch, keep a glass of water handy, to make sure you get your recommended daily amount. Using a hydrating sunscreen facial mist such as ZINC IT OVER, will serve double duty.
One of the biggest tips we can offer about indoor skincare is staying hydrated. If you’ve been washing your hands as often as instructed, you’ve likely noticed some dryness in your hands and face. Indoors, your skin will dry out faster. Use gentle moisturizers with natural ingredients like shea butter and coconut oil to show that dehydrated skin some love. Vitamin E will help you minimize any discoloration or fine lines, while vitamin C will give your skin a healthy glow.
Find Ways To Exercise
Exercise is good for the skin. Sweating regularly helps remove dirt and oil from the skin, and regular exercise also improves blood circulation, leading to healthier skin and a better immune system, which helps fight off skin conditions and carry waste away from the body, so your skin looks healthy and bright. If you don’t live in an area where you can safely go for regular walks while self-isolating, try doing yoga in your house or yard, or clear an exercise space indoors, and make it part of your routine.
One of the ways exercise helps promote healthy skin, is by producing stress-busting hormones. This is a stressful time, and the endless news cycles and social media scrolling isn’t helping. Try to stay calm. Practice meditation. Find ways to connect with friends through online messages. Take some time for self-care like a calming bubble bath.
Keeping cool will not only help you get through the worst of self-isolation, but it will also make it easier on your skin. Sooooo, when we are allowed to go out and be social, you’ll have beautiful, healthy skin to show off!
COVID-19 has changed the way many of us live and work almost overnight. As inconvenient as it may be, staying inside will send this pandemic packing faster. In the meantime, keep your skin and your body as healthy as possible. Follow these tips to keep healthy glowing skin, even when you’re indoors.