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Skin Care: The Quarantine Edition

The majority of the world is undoubtedly experiencing a significant shift in their day to day lives. From social distancing, to isolation, to living in quarantine, life as we know it has taken a completely different turn.

With worldwide news often causing so much stress and anxiety, maintaining a self-care routine can prove to be beneficial in helping to soothe a worried mind. Physical, mental, and emotional health are pivotal in our quality of life especially amidst these trying times. Maintaining some sense of normalcy by keeping up with a skin care routine can surprisingly help you feel more put together in many aspects of your wellbeing, especially in the face of a worldwide pandemic.

As the old saying goes, beauty is more than skin deep, and where skincare is concerned, keeping up with this simple daily ritual can do wonders in helping you navigate through a changing world.

Cleanse:

While on quarantine and spending most of their days at home, people may be wondering if they should cleanse as frequently as they usually do. This is a valid question since cleansing is meant to wash away the makeup, dirt, oil, sweat and grime that has built up on skin throughout the day. But where does cleansing stand when you no longer wear makeup and you haven’t been exposed dirt and pollution from the outside world?

Like skin care, one size doesn’t fit all and how often you cleanse your skin while on quarantine will depend entirely on your skin type. If you have oily skin, your skin will likely still need a daily wash, both morning and night to keep your pores clean and unclog them from any oily build up. If your skin is dry, an evening cleanse may be enough to keep it clean without stripping it of its natural oil barrier.

A good rule of thumb is to assess your skin and how it responds to your quarantine routine. If your skin now tends to dry out with a twice daily wash, you can scale back on a cleansing routine, and if your skin looks dull and oily from scaling back on cleansing, it’s a good signal to stick to your usual routine of cleansing morning and night.

Exfoliating:

Whether on quarantine or not you skin cells will shed. Exfoliating regularly is a cornerstone to maintaining radiant skin by helping to remove buildup of complexion-dulling old skin cells. If you’re living in a community where wearing face masks are essential when going out in public, you’ll want to be extra diligent with exfoliating to help keep your pores clear especially on days where you wear a mask. Face masks provide protection but frequent and prolonged wear can make your skin suffer. Clogged pores, irritation, and mild breakouts are common.

Keep your masks clean and exfoliate regularly to keep your pores clean and prevent any buildup of dirt and grime.

Vitamin C Serum:

If there’s one thing to keep consistent in our skin care routine, whether in or out of quarantine, a quality Vitamin C Serum would be at the top of list. This multitasking ingredient is a staple in most beauty shelves regardless of skin type for a good reason.

Vitamin C’s ability to promote production youth-enhancing collagen, brighten your complexion, gently exfoliate skin, and nourishing it with anti-aging antioxidants make this skincare ingredient a must all year round.

Whether quarantined at home or going out and about in the daily bustle of life, your skin will thank you for giving it a twice daily antioxidant boost from a Vitamin C serum. While on quarantine, think of Vitamin C serum as a means to help keep you looking youthful in the face of all the stress you might be feeling from everything going on in the world. Vitamin C serum also keeps your skin nourished, helping to ensure that even during quarantine, you’re giving your skin the nourishment and care it needs to keep it looking its best.

Sunscreen:

Even if you have heard it time and time again, we’ll say it again. Wear sunscreen. Rain or shine, indoor or outdoor, and in this case, in quarantine, wear sunscreen if you want to protect your skin and prevent UV damage that can cause premature aging.

Even with most of your days spent at home, you should aim for at least 15 minutes of daily exposure to direct sunlight to get your dose of immune-boosting and mood enhancing Vitamin D. And where there’s sun exposure, there too should be sunscreen in order to protect your skin from damaging UVA and UVB rays.

Even if you spend all day indoors, light from your gadgets and reflection from the sun will exposure you to UVA and UVB rays. Keep your skin protected, even when quarantined indoors by applying sunscreen daily. You skin in the long term will thank you for it.

A quality Vitamin C serum should nourish, brighten, and protect your skin. Try Nature’s Health Skin Bright Vitamin C Serum. Made will 98% naturally derived vitamin C and other all-natural skin-nourishing ingredients such as aloe vera, witch hazel, and hyaluronic acid. This serum is perfect for all seasons and skin types as part of a well-rounded skincare regimen.

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