Having a designated self-care routine set into place is important for your mental and physical wellbeing—especially in 2020. Between the COVID-19 pandemic and seasonal change, it’s easy to feel more stressed, anxious, and depressed these days. But with the right self-care routine designed specifically to combat the negative energy in 2020, you can beat the stress and feel like yourself again!
Wearing Face Masks with Sensitive Skin
The face masks in 2020 aren’t what you’d normally think of.
Instead of hydrating and brightening mud and sheet masks for glowing skin, you're wearing face coverings in public to protect yourself and others. All-in-all, it’s for a great cause, but they can affect your skin and create or worsen acne—better known now as maskne.
If you’re experiencing maskne, like many people, there are a few simple steps you can take to correct it. First, don’t re-wear disposable masks, as they’re meant for one-time use. It's also important to remember to wash your reusable masks frequently, based on how often you wear them. Second, make sure you cleanse your face after every long-term use. Use our pure serum for treating acne-prone skin in the morning before mask use. At night after mask use, try spraying some of our facial toner on the inside of your mask before wearing it, as this'll prevent acne and hydrate your skin throughout the day. And if you're a fan of floral scents, you're in for a treat! With just a spritz of our toner, you'll be smelling like a rose garden.
Wearing Face Masks with Glasses
Face masks can also create some minor inconveniences to accessories like glasses.
If you’re wearing a face mask daily and are having trouble pairing it with your glasses because they keep fogging up, don’t sweat it! For the everyday eyeglass wearer, try switching to daily contact lenses when you know you'll be wearing a mask. Glasses can’t fog up if you’re not wearing any! And you won’t have to sacrifice your vision if you usually remove glasses altogether when the fog creeps in.
As for sunglasses and masks, try wearing an anti-fog, adjustable face mask. By simply increasing the length of the nose piece to fit under your sunglasses and adjusting the ear loops to pull the mask tighter, your sunglasses won’t fog up and you can eliminate mask wearing stress!
Lowering Stress Levels at Home
The restrictions that've been set into place in 2020 have amplified stress, anxiety, and fear for many. And when you feel stressed, your nervous system releases the stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline into your body, which can increase oil production in your glands. This, in turn, can lead to clogged pores, acne breakouts, and inflammation. But instead of letting the stress get the best of you, try taking advantage of your downtime and...
Now that you’re not constantly on the go, you have time to catch up on sleep and relaxation. And although this may sound difficult to achieve due to the current state of things, taking the time to incorporate simple practices such as meditation can make all the difference, even if it's just for 5-20 minutes per day! Meditation can help you achieve a healthier mindset, which will not only help reduce and calm inflamed skin, but can help battle maskne, too!
Taking time to adjust your self-care routine in 2020 will benefit your mind and body. And by decreasing stress and anxiety, you'll benefit your skin, too!