Skincare in the Time of Pandemics
If you’ve been following the news, you know just how tough it is out there. Everyone is advised to stay home and self-quarantine, especially if you have been in contact with someone who has traveled recently. However, it’s not that easy for everyone to just stay indoors. If you’re one of those who need to work a crucial job, you know that you need to go out with a face mask and other protective gear.
Does this mean your skin has to suffer? Well, not if you care for your skin even in these trying times.
Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize
There has never been a better time to remind people to moisturize. As you wear respirators that are fitted to your face, or surgical masks that are made of rough material, your skin may experience itchiness or redness. This will be exacerbated by dry skin, so make sure that when you look for eyebrow makeup for sale, you’re also buying your favorite moisturizer. Protip: buy an extra tub, just in case online deliveries are put on halt in your area or the supplier runs out of stock.
Accept that Protective Equipment is Now Part of Your Outfit
There is no use coming up with an entire look just to cover half of your face with a face mask. Before you even do your makeup, remind yourself that you’ll be wearing the mask when you head out. This means you can use your least favorite lipstick, which will not be visible most of the day anyway. This also means you need to pack on the eyeshadow, because the eyes are the only parts of your face that get a highlight. You also rely on your eyes to show everyone how you’re feeling, because they can’t see whether you’re smiling or frowning.
Wash Your Face Thoroughly
Everyone is told not to touch their face throughout the day, and that also extends to when you’re at home and fresh out of your face mask. In fact, you should wash your hands immediately after you get home, and dispose of the face mask properly. After that, you can wash your hands once again before you work on makeup removal. This is a part you shouldn’t skip as well. Makeup removal helps prevent the buildup of dirt on your face, which may result in breakouts. Wash your face thoroughly after, to remove all the germs that you may have accumulated while outside.
Sanitize Your Vanity
You may not have touched your face, but if you touched certain products and surfaces in your makeup vanity, they may be infected with viruses. Then, when you touch them and later touch your face, you have just transferred the virus there as well. To lower the chances of you getting sick, you need to sanitize surfaces as often as possible. Perhaps you can do it before you go to bed, so that when you wake up, you will not be exposing yourself to viruses first thing in the morning.
Skincare should be relevant no matter how much the world changes. To be healthy, always keep your skin in good condition, and keep the rest of your body clean as well.