Fall Shelter in Place Skincare Guide
Though most of us don’t have as many places to go these days, that doesn't mean we should forget about taking care of ourselves—and our skin!
However, sheltering in place has led to a host of new skin problems for many people. The stress and anxiety of the ongoing pandemic and social unrest has been a major trigger for skin problems. That alone can lead to a need for a better skin care routine for the face, but other issues such as a change in routine can also lead to irritation.
So with all that said, here are some options you can use to keep your skin healthy and beautiful, now and after lockdown.
1. Keep a Consistent Sleep Schedule
One of the biggest changes that has come about with sheltering in place for many people is the amount of sleep we are getting. Those who have settled into a work-from-home routine face found that the time saved in daily commute is now being consumed with extra work, childcare and homeschooling responsibilities, and domestic tasks. For some, that may mean staying up later at night to get things done rather than ending their office hours at 5 PM. Others may find themselves sleeping in a bit more than usual or taking extra naps throughout the day.
Either way, changes to your sleep schedule can make a bigger difference than you think. While we sleep, our skin’s renewal rate doubles, collagen production rises, cell damage reverses, and melatonin production rises. A consistent sleep schedule, along with the use of quality natural and organic skincare products to take care of your skin, can go a long way toward making sure that even during lockdown you are keeping your skin healthy and beautiful.
2. Stay on Top of Cleansing
Many people are now forgetting a vital step in their daily skin care routine for the face simply because they are no longer in the habit of going out every day or wearing makeup like they are used to. However, it is still important to wash your face every day, even if you are not wearing makeup or exposing your skin to heavy outside pollutants. A nighttime skincare routine that begins with a good double cleanse with is a way to start a peaceful evening ritual, and help you wind down to get more restful sleep.
3. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!
You may have heard this a thousand times, but it bears repeating. One of the most important things you can do for your skin is to make sure you are getting enough water throughout the day. As we shelter in place, it is easy for us to forget to drink enough water. That is especially true for those of us who tend to drink more water when we head to the gym or pick up a bottle of water to sip on while running errands. Just remember, your skin also needs water. It craves water. Be sure you are drinking about two liters to keep your skin looking supple and beautiful.