It’s often easy to ignore your skin until trouble comes knocking at your door. Among significant concerns include dark spots, acne, dry skin, and scarring. Now that most of the time you are spending your days indoors and taking a break from using make-up, it’s important to maintain an effective at-home regimen to keep your skin clear and healthy. The following are tips to banish breakouts and maintain a healthy complexion while at home.

Wash your face

Under-washing and over-washing are both problematic to your skin. You might want to cleanse your skin at least twice a day, using the right products and using proper techniques. Experts recommend choosing a cleanser that’s kind on your skin. Give your skin some breathing space by avoiding make-up during this period. Our team is here for you for recommendations of the best cleanser for your skin type.

Use the right moisturizer

After cleansing your skin, you need to go the extra mile and prevent your skin from drying out. Moisturizers are instrumental in preventing dry skin and eventually trigger more oil production. Consider shopping for an oil-free moisturizer that won’t clog your skin pores and instead pave the way for glowing and healthy skin.

Stay hydrated

This is a fact: Drinking adequate water is vital for overall skin health. Drinking enough water keeps your skin healthy, glowing, and moisturized. It’s advisable that you drink at least eight glasses of water per day for enough hydration.

Don’t forget your sunscreen

We understand that you’ll be spending most of your days at home. Nonetheless, your skin needs some sunshine. Whether it’s taking a walk to the grocery shop, taking your dog for a walk, or simply basking in the sun, you might want to invest in some good sunscreen. Apply SPF 30+ at least a quarter an hour before going out. Also, apply sunscreen every two hours when out in the sun to avoid skin damage from the sun’s UV rays.  It is always important to make sure your sunscreen contains at least one of these two active ingredients: Titanium Dioxide or Zinc Oxide.  Most sunscreens found in make-up and tinted moisturizers are not sufficient in protecting your skin.  Our team would be happy to assist in finding the right sunscreen for your skin type.

Get your beauty sleep

This isn’t a myth: Getting adequate sleep is important for your health, mind, and skin. Now more than ever, when you have to spend most of your time at home, sleep adequately to banish those dark circles surrounding your eyes, and improve your skin’s texture and tone. Chronic sleep deprivation is greatly associated with aging and skin function. Taking your time to rest gives your body enough time to regenerate the skin, produce new collagen, and repair your skin. Dermatologists recommend sleeping at least eight hours a day to look your best.

Healthy diets

You could easily add a few pounds during this quarantine period. But you know what’s also not good for your skin? An unhealthy diet. Eat plenty of whole grains, lean proteins, fruits, and vegetables. Avoid simple carbohydrates and unhealthy fats that may have an adverse effect on your skin.

Do you need to talk to an expert about your skincare routines? Dr. David Gilpin will be waiting for your call. You don’t have to go out to get the advice and help you need. We are now taking online appointments and virtual consultations to help you to the best of our ability. Call us now!