Isolation skin is a thing and we are here to help you understand why your skin may be freaking out in these uncertain times. There are many changes that can affect our skin’s condition including, stress, hormones, change in diet, alcohol consumption and a change in skin care products. The biggest factor that is currently affecting a lot of people is CHANGE. Our skin is so used to routine, so a change in our physical environment and routine can have a dramatic effect on our skin’s appearance.
Basically, everything around us is changing and as we try to make sense of the effects of COVID-19 our skin is also confused and is acting out. Many people thought that isolation would be a blessing for their skin, allowing them to spend more time perfecting their skin care routine and less time wearing makeup. However, many of us are suffering from bad breakouts, dryness and sensitivity.
Here are our top tips to help your skin during isolation:
2. Always cleanse: Cleansing your skin is so important, especially in isolation. Even if you are at home and not wearing makeup, bacteria and grime can get clogged in your pores. Make sure you cleanse your skin every day in order to keep it clean and get rid of all the bad bacteria that has built up throughout the day. (ageLOC® Lumi Spa®)
3. Keep moving: Exercising daily is important for so many reasons and your skin is one of them. When you exercise, whether it be a short walk, a run or an online workout you are helping to balance your hormones, increase your energy levels, flush any toxins in your system and decrease stress. These are all important factors which will improve your skin and leave you with that healthy glow.
4. Stay healthy: The isolation diet is not doing us any favours. All the sugary snacks and increased alcohol consumption causes your skin to react. It is important that you minimise your sugar intake and eat healthy. Daily supplementation is also important for healthy skin. (Pharmanex range)
If you’re experiencing iso skin, you’re not alone. Start taking control with the right skin care routine, habits and diet and your skin will be glowing in no time.