Isolation Skin Tips
New traditions are being made and unexpected things have happened. One of those being “Isolation Skin” - where our skin has been extra temperamental and inflamed. Leaving us feeling baffled and frustrated. Here’s our tips for battling isolation skin:
What Is Isolation Skin?
The skin reflects the internal state of the body. During isolation, our lifestyle has changed dramatically. We are mostly indoors, are not as active as usual, being in constant heating. Our diets might have changed due to the increased level of stress. Obviously all of these factors affect the skin.
It’s not all bad, though. There are things you can do to keep your skin calm and clear.
Be Specific About Your Surroundings
Pay close attention to the microclimate of the place where you spend most of your time, and ensure the temperature in your home remains (relatively) stable and doesn’t increase or decrease drastically. Constant temperature changes (from cold to hot to cold) can cause our blood vessels to spasm which stops skin from getting sufficient blood circulation. Keep intense heating and extremely hot showers to a minimum. And make sure you get as much sunlight and fresh air as necessary.
Drink Plenty Of Water
Dehydration leaves our skin feeling dull and dry. And since your skin is not a life supporting organ, saturation of skin with water happens after internal organs obtain their share. This means you need to drink at least 1.5 - 2L of water per day (depending on your body weight) to keep your skin properly hydrated.
Vitamins And Vegetables
Green vegetables contain powerful antioxidants, and green pigment is scientifically proven to be an anti-aging pigment. So up your intake of greens, and add in some vitamins, too. Upping your Vitamin-C intake is great for your immunity at this time also.
Stress can be as bad for your skin as smoking and UV exposure. So for the love of luminous skin, try to manage and reduce your stress. Even if it’s just taking a bath or doing some yoga. Moving your body everyday can be very beneficial.
Pick Your Products Carefully
It’s important to treat your skin topically, too. When you’re creating your routine, make sure that the product you are using is suitable for your skin type and age.
Recommendations for oily and congested skin:
- Keep your skin as clean as possible and use products that can help to balance sebum production; try the Deep Clean Facial Mask to exfoliate impurities, and follow with the Facial Antioxidant Mist to help your skins’ pH level.
- Try the Facial Collagen Serum to help strengthen and restore luminosity, and lastly follow with the Facial Beauty Elixir to help nourish and balance your skin.
- Avoid the pick! If you are experiencing breakouts or congestion, try to avoid picking as it will just spread the bacteria and potentially cause scarring. Instead, spot treat with the Deep Clean Facial Mask to help draw out impurities gently to the surface. It’s unfortunately a waiting game.
Recommendations for dry, flaky skin:
- Stick to incredibly hydrating ingredients such as hyaluronic acid contained in the Facial Hydration Serum. Vitamin-C is also extremely beneficial to use at night for it’s renewing abilities.
- Facial oils like the Facial Beauty Elixir or the Facial Healing Elixir (richer oil) can be your best friend in isolation. It is super important to have a protecting and nourishing layer to your skin - it will help to retain moisture and avoid any inflammations or impurities from occurring.
- Include more olive oil, avocado, and red fish in your diet. These foods have fatty acids to nourish the skin from the inside out. In some cases supplements such as fish oil or evening primrose oil can be very helpful.