Though many of our routines changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that doesn’t mean you should stop taking care of your skin. All that extra washing and use of sanitizers can really dry out and damage your skin. If your skin is dry, it may begin to crack and peel or become dull. Are you wondering how to balance keeping yourself safe and taking care of the skin? Here are some of the tips you can follow to maintain beautiful and healthy skin while still protecting yourself from COVID-19.
Basic Skin Care For the Face
Even if your day was extremely busy or you simply stayed in bed all day, it is important to take time out of your day to care for your skin. Creating a good skincare habit is crucial to having youthful, glowing skin. If skincare is a new journey for you or you are wanting to start from the basics once more, here is a daily routine you can effortlessly follow and adjust to your skin care needs.
Begin your morning with this simple routine:
- Wash your face with warm water using a soft face towel and gentle cleaning products
- Apply medicated products If you have skin conditions like eczema.
- Moisturize your face using a good moisturizer such as Hyaluronic Acid
- Apply a good sunscreen to prevent damage from harmful UV rays
- Once the skin has absorbed the moisturizer and sunscreen, you may apply makeup
After a long, tiring day, you might be tempted to jump into your bed without washing your face or removing your makeup, but don’t give in! Sleeping without removing your makeup or washing your face can lead to breakouts and potentially damage your skin. Instead, try this at night:
- Wash your face to remove dirt, sweat, and makeup with gentle cleansing products and warm water
- Use an excellent Hyaluronic acid to saturate your skin overnight
- Don’t forget to moisturize at night
- This is also a great time to apply retinoids and serums
Though it is always a good habit to wash your hands regularly, COVID-19 safety precautions may have us all doing extra washes. We recommend following the CDC guidelines and washing your hands regularly with soap and running water for 20 seconds and using hand sanitizer when applicable. However, cleaning your hands more often can dry out your skin and make your skin susceptible to cracking and peeling. To protect your hands:
- Wash with lukewarm water and mild soap to remove germs and viruses.
- When cleaning surfaces, wear gloves to protect your skin.
- Moisturize throughout the day and whenever your skin feels dry
Other Things You Can Do to Maintain a Healthy Skin
- Balance Your Diet – There is a special connection between diet and skin. What you eat will determine how healthy your skin will appear. Food that contains gluten, dairy, and processed food may cause inflammation to your skin. Eat food with high antioxidants to keep your skin healthy.
- Stay Hydrated – Keep your body cells well hydrated to reduce skin dryness on your skin.
- Exercise Regularly – Even if you’re struggling with skin breakouts, you can exercise to maintain a healthy body. Workouts increase the blood flow to your skin cells which in return increases new cell production.
If you are wanting to take your skincare routine to the next level or are just beginning, we are here to help. At Tacoma Laser Clinic, we offer a variety of skincare products and treatments to replenish and revive your skin.
We strongly recommend our line of SkinMedica, these high-quality products are designed to cleanse, exfoliate, hydrate, and beautify your skin. SkinMedica uses the best ingredients and contains tried and true skin rejuvenators such as retinol, tea tree oil, Vitamin E and C, and more all to help you achieve a more youthful and radiant appearance. Adding these products to your skincare routine will also help to remove debris, bacteria, makeup, and oil from your pores to reduce existing breakouts and prevent
them in the future.
Taking care of your skin during COVID can be challenging, but you aren’t alone and we are here to help. For more information on how to maintain your skincare routine during COVID-19 or to schedule a consultation, contact Tacoma Laser Clinic today.