Frequent handwashing, avoiding touching your face, and wearing a mask out in public are three of the most effective and important methods of preventing the spread of COVID-19. But all that handwashing and sanitizing can really do a number on your hands, causing your skin to dry out and develop cracks that could increase your risk of contracting the virus. Moreover, constantly wearing masks in public has led to a massive outbreak of what’s been dubbed as “maskne” (acne that’s directly caused by wearing a mask all the time).
Since spring is a season of renewal and rejuvenation, here are some excellent spring cleaning skincare tips to help you restore your skin’s vitality and freshness during and after the pandemic.
Repair Damaged Skin
Your skin is your largest organ and it protects your internal organs from viruses and harmful bacteria that can make you sick. Dry, cracked, and torn skin caused by lack of moisture can actually put you at a higher risk of transmitting COVID-19. Exposure to long-term winter and early spring elements such as snow, rain, and cold temperatures only contributes to dull, dry, and lackluster skin. Use moisturizers fortified with essential vitamins and nutrients or make an appointment for an anti-aging skincare treatment in Toronto to restore your skin.
Follow a Daily Skincare Routine
Following a consistent daily skincare routine during COVID-19 is vital. The stress of the pandemic can start to show on your face in more ways than one. With government health and safety protocols constantly changing, it’s hard to keep up with the latest regulations. And that’s enough to make anyone feel a little stressed. Taking the time to simply take care of your skin is a welcome distraction from the chaos and it prevents early signs of aging. Wash your face at least once or twice a day with a good facial cleanser and be sure to moisturize your skin immediately afterward to prevent it from drying out.
Remember to Exfoliate
Exfoliating goes well beyond the surface of your skin. It penetrates through several layers to target and remove dirt, oil, and dead skin cells that are clogging your pores and causing breakouts or oily skin. The frequency with which you should exfoliate depends on your skin type.
Maintain a Clean and Healthy Diet
You know the saying, “you are what you eat”. Well, what you eat can greatly impact the quality and health of your skin—and not always in a good way. Eating a lot of junk food and fast food can send your oil producing glands into overdrive, resulting in oily and dry skin at the same time. Maintain a healthy and clean diet that promotes healthy skin cell development and rejuvenation.
Treat Acne Breakouts
During the pandemic, there’s been a significant increase in adult acne breakouts, particularly around the mouth and chin area. Masks are the main culprit for this increase. If at-home cleansers aren’t doing the trick to keep your face acne-free, then you may want to consider professional acne and skincare treatment in Toronto.
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