If you are a passionate beauty enthusiast and skin care junkie, you likely understand how regular facial treatments in Scottsdale, AZ can help maintain a youthful, clear complexion. However, as people across the state of Arizona stay at home to help flatten the curve, many are wondering: How do I keep my skin healthy while in quarantine?
Expert Tips for At-Home Skin Care
From DIY facials to useful tips and tricks for dealing with stress-induced acne, consider this as your one-stop guide to self-isolation skincare.
If you already live a generally healthy lifestyle, being consistent with your regimen is key to keeping your skin plump and bright. When you stray from your skin care rituals, sleeping habits, and balanced diet, you will notice a dulled and dehydrated complexion, more congestion, and an increased chance for breakouts. In contrast, maintaining your pre-quarantine lifestyle can help your skin stay calm, clear, and protected from the elements.
In addition, indoor aggressors such as artificial sources of blue light deprive skin of its vitality. Applying sunscreen should remain an essential part of your routine to help combat blue light from electronic devices as well as from sun rays that can creep through windows. Remember, neglecting self-care will reflect on your appearance.
Doing an at-home facial once a week can help decongest your pores, remove excess dead skin cells, improve circulation, and support your skin with beneficial nutrients such as antioxidants, proteins, vitamins, and minerals.
Here’s how you can simulate a spa experience at home:
Do this eight-step regime once a week or every other week to maintain supple, beautiful skin while your appointment at Renew Stem Cell & Laser is on hold. As an added bonus, a night of pampering is always a pleasant distraction.
Acne has a pesky habit of appearing when we’re stressed, and that is not a coincidence. “Stress produces a chemical reaction in the body that can wreak havoc on the skin, causing sensitivity, reactivity and inflammation. During times of stress, cortisol is released, which can cause the skin to create more oil and sweat, leading to breakouts,” said Candace Marino, a celebrity aesthetician.
If you have an existing skin condition such as eczema, rosacea, or psoriasis, feeling stressed often triggers flare-ups. “When cortisol levels rise, our immune system becomes weakened and that is when we see these conditions exacerbated,” Marino added.
While living a carefree life during these uncertain times can be difficult, there are some things you can do to maintain or achieve clear skin:
Breakouts and outbreaks can be overwhelming. To relieve stress and anxiety, it may help to try the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s tips on protecting your mental health while in quarantine. The less stressed you are, the better your skin will look and feel.
According to a survey from 2017, 41 percent of Americans aged between 30 and 59 wear makeup every day, and 25 percent use makeup several times per week. Unfortunately, wearing and removing makeup on a frequent basis can lead to acne, uneven skin tone, and a myriad of other skin problems. Furthermore, forgetting to wash your face before bedtime allows bacteria and particles from your makeup to seep into the skin and eyes, which can lead to irritation and potential eye infections.
Now that you are spending a considerable amount of time indoors, you can simplify your routine to prevent unintended skin damage. Consider taking a break from makeup, which can make a huge difference in your skin’s health.
Treating yourself to a facial is arguably one of the most refreshing and satisfying feelings in the world. Here at Renew Stem Cell & Laser, the benefits of our facial treatments typically include skin that looks and feels tighter, softer, brighter, and years younger. But during these trying times, choosing to stay home is important in order to decrease the spread of COVID-19.
Due to the nature of an aesthetician or skin expert’s profession, they are constantly in close contact with clients, which makes social distancing a challenge, even with increased hygiene and protective measures. Most facial treatment facilities are keeping their doors closed at this point, but if your local spot remains open for business, you should not feel guilty about rescheduling your appointment. At Renew, we understand that your health and safety is a leading priority.
As you #stayathome and await your next facial appointment, now is the perfect time to be kind to yourself and try these skin care tips to help preserve your healthy, flawless, and breathtakingly beautiful complexion.
For any questions and concerns regarding our services, or if you would like to schedule a consultation, please contact our office by calling 480-869-4666.