Whether it’s wearing makeup when you go out, or you’re noticing even when you give your skin a break, irritation or breakouts still form, there’s a lot you can do to keep your skin healthy.
Eating healthy is one of the best things you can do for your skin on your own. It’s most effective as a preventative measure but can also make significant impacts on damaged skin.
For instance, eating too many high-glycemic foods like white bread and doughnuts can lead to acne outbreaks. Cutting these out of your diet, or reducing them can help reduce the frequency and/or severity of outbreaks.
These sugary foods can also lead to inflammation of the skin, giving our faces a “puffy” appearance.
If you are practicing social isolation, take advantage of the extra time to cook and enjoy healthy meals. Your body and your skin will thank you.
Keep Up Your Skin Care Routine
As we step out of our normal social routine, it can be easy to slip out of some of our usual beauty habits. But just because your friends and coworkers don’t see you every day, doesn’t mean you should slip out of your skin care routine.
It’s beneficial not only to keep routine for your physical appearance and health, but maintaining your beauty routine can also ensure a sense of normalcy, and make you feel good about yourself, overall.
A good skin care routine has more to do with your ongoing skin health than it does with your day-to-day appearance. So even if you aren’t video conferencing today, you should still take care of your skin for tomorrow and beyond.
Try A “Makeup Purge”
While you do want to keep up your skin care routines, this is a great opportunity to dial back your makeup use.
A makeup purge is when you take a few days off from wearing makeup. This is especially useful for people with oily or mixed skin types.
Makeup can block pores, causing breakouts on acne-prone skin. Let your skin breathe for a few days to help keep your skin fresh and smooth.
Plan Ahead With Virtual Consultations
If you’re hoping to see our team when your self-isolation comes to an end, it’s not too late to get started. Our Newmarket plastic surgery skin care clinic is currently providing virtual consultations.
Our cosmetic surgeons can “e-conference” with you to help understand your needs and goals while providing realistic expectations and options for treatments.
We work with you to determine the right treatment for you and your skin. As well, we will provide you with any information you need to prepare your body for upcoming treatments.
If you’re working from home you may not be taking those little breaks to go to the watercooler and talk about your current Netflix binge (did Carole Baskins do it?).
Still, you should make the extra effort to get enough water throughout the day.
Staying well hydrated maintains the elasticity of your skin, keeping wrinkles at bay. Keep a water bottle or large glass at your desk as a reminder to stay hydrated.
In these times it’s easy to lose track of time and stay up too late.
Just don’t let it become a habit.
Lack of sleep has immediate and long term effects on the appearance of your skin.
Sleep deprivation has a negative impact on:
- Collagen Growth
- Skin Hydration
- Skin Texture
If you are taking active steps to care for your skin, missing out on proper sleep can undo your hard work. If you’re struggling with getting to bed earlier there are some simple steps you can try.
- Set an alarm for half an hour before the time you want to go to sleep. This gives you time to finish what you’re doing and get ready for sleep.
- Try meditation. If you’re restless, meditation or meditative breathing can help calm your body and mind, getting you into sleep mode.
- Avoid late-night snacking. As well, try to not to have dinner too late. Give your body at least a couple of hours to digest. You may also want to cut off caffeine in the evening.
Moisturizing fends off dull-looking skin caused by dead skin cells. It helps keep your skin looking young and healthy. Right now, with many people making heavy use of hand sanitizers, it’s especially important to moisturize your hands.
Hand sanitizers dry out your skin, leaving it prone to cracking and reducing elasticity.
You may want to consider a hand mask. A hand mask is just like a face mask, except, of course, on your hands. It’s a thick coating of moisture and nutrients that smoothes and protects the skin on your hands. You can buy one online or make one with the ingredients you have in your home.
Book Your Virtual Skin Care Consultation Online
While Plastic Surgery Skin Clinic continues to offer service in our Newmarket clinic, we are also providing online consultations. Contact us today to book your virtual consultation.