For many of us, sheltering in place has been inspiring, sparking motivation to take on home projects that have been put off so many times before due to lack of time. For others, spending day in and day out indoors has not come easy, but we do our best to maintain a healthy diet, exercise and set a new daily routine for ourselves. Ambitious or not, did you know that your quarantine can be damaging to your skin? We are not just talking about skin damage to the hands from sanitizing and washing throughout the day. Sheltering in place may be damaging to your facial skin too.

Are you breaking from your skincare routine? Don’t! Keeping up with your skincare is very important during this time. Your daily cleansing (morning and night) is just as important as the DIY at-home facial masks and serums you might be trying out with your extra time. Staying up all night? Us too. But we all really need our beauty rest! Do your best to stick to a routine sleep and beauty schedule, it’s worth it.

The stress of the situation may be revealing itself on your skin. Have you noticed yourself touching your face more (even though everyone is telling you not to)? Doing this when wearing the hand cream, you so desperately need right now (from all the sanitizing and hand washing) could be clogging your pores! Do the nightly news briefs and uncertainty have you nervously picking at your skin? This can spread germs and lead to more breakouts!

Spending most of our waking hours indoors and constantly washing our hands is leading to dryness and not just on our hands. Your skin is in direct contact with your environment, soaking everything in, including the air around you. Much of the country is still experiencing cooler weather and we are heating our homes. The air contains very low humidity resulting in dry skin.

Let’s face it. There’s not always much to do indoors and we are spending lots of time looking at our phones and tablets. Working from home, setting up shopping deliveries and socializing via the internet. The increased use of handheld devices may be having additional negative effects on our skin, premature aging and dark spots just to name a couple.

Plexaderm Skincare has a few tips to keep your skin looking and feeling its best as we experience this new normal together.

1. Moisturize! Moisturizers with Hyaluronic Acid to promote healthy skin moisture. Plexaderm Hyaluronic Moisturizer helps to soften and smooth the skin, supports healthy skin elasticity and won’t minimize Rapid Reduction Serum effects.

2. Adding a Vitamin C Serum can help promote a more radiant, even-looking skin tone and give you a more youthful appearance.

3. Here’s a thought. How about a supplement to help reveal your skin’s natural beauty from the inside out? † Elasta-Red™ is an antioxidant powerhouse containing natural Astaxanthin. The age-defying antioxidants not only help promote your natural beauty but may also help support heart health and joint comfort.

Skincare will remain essential long after the pandemic. Invest in yourself now and thank yourself in the future.