We are all making sure that we maintain great hygiene to help stop the spread of COVID-19, but we might not be thinking about how it is affecting our skin.
Cathy Tusek is an aesthetician and owner at First Impression Makeup and Skin in Poland and she has a lot of great tips about skin care.
She says that during a stressful time like what we’re going through now and it isn’t uncommon for your face to break out with acne or for people to even slack on their daily skin care.
Cathy says that before you decide to start a new routine it’s important to understand your specific skin type because that will determine what products are the best solutions for your skin.
“So it’s very important that when you’re walking into the store, picking up a moisturizer or a mask, Look. Look at the label. Look at what they are advertising. Turn it around. Look at the ingredients,” said Tusek.
Cathy says to also be aware of your eating and exercise habits. Often a poor diet and lack of exercise can be the answer to some of these problems
Drinking a lot of water is of course important for your skins health.
We are also washing our hands more than usual, but the hand sanitizer and cleaning products can also cause that dryness and redness.
“Go get whatever hand cream that you love the most. One that is hydrating depending on the thickness. Rub it on. Keep it in the bathroom. Keep it in your car. And any time you wash your hands go ahead and reapply,” said Tusek.
Cathy also emphasized that if you have kids to make sure they are putting the hand cream on regularly as well.
She also suggested to people who are dealing with irritated and dry hands to wear gloves to allow the moisturizer to stay on your hands.