Year 2022 is, unfortunately, still heavily under the influence of COVID-19. This influence has caused many shifts in our lives, from social distancing, through mask wearing, to self isolating. While all these shifts have immeasurably impacted our emotional health, they have also impacted our physical health.
The first thing that comes to mind when talking about physical health is, of course, our body. While our internal organs have been influenced by the pandemic in various ways, our biggest organ has also felt the impact. What organ are we talking about? Well, it’s our skin.
The skin is, in fact, the largest human organ. It covers the entire body and has an extremely important function–it separates our organism from the surrounding environment. This barrier, in the form of the epidermis, protects subsequent layers of our skin, our circulatory system, and internal organs from the harmful effects of environmental factors. With this in mind, you can recognize some of the skin issues we have been dealing with since the pandemic began, from maskne to dried out skin.
With this particular reality that we’re in, skincare tips and trends have also changed. So if you’re not necessarily up to date with them, no worries, we’re here to help! Read on to learn more about healthy and clear skin tips!
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With many of us dealing with maskne, a proper skincare regimen at home has become more vital than ever. Proper cleansing and nourishing is key nowadays.
Apart from your morning and evening cleansing, you’ll want to add one more point to your daily routine: facial cleansing after taking off your mask. Of course, this is not necessary if you put it on for only a second. However, if you’ve spent a long time in it (while shopping or at work), this additional step will certainly do you a lot of good.
Of course, if you feel you need some extra help battling maskne, there are salon treatments that can come to the rescue as well. One of such treatments is a deep cleansing facial. This multi-step skin treatment will (in most cases) include cleansing, a face mask, and the use of an exfoliating serum. It’s goal is to bring out any impurities, excess oil, and dirt from your pores.
Giving your body some extra TLC
Nourishing your skin from the inside is equally important to nourishing it from the outside. A healthy balance will equal a healthy body.
When we went into lockdown in the beginning, we started taking a better look at what we do to make our skin and body healthy from the inside. This has led to a bigger interest in dietary supplements, and with demand came, of course, supply. There are many capsules, gummies and powders that you can add to your skincare regimen.
Professional body treatments have also become all the rage since the strictest lockdown was lifted. Various types of body scrub treatments combined with therapeutic massages, or infrared LED light therapy treatments have definitely been on the rise. Essentially, we’ve decided that not only our faces deserve good care, our entire bodies deserve some luxury every once in a while.
Injectables are even more hot
Let’s be honest, during Zoom meetings we didn’t look that much at other people, we focused mainly on our own face. Looking at it almost all the time, whether on our computer screen or in the mirror, has made us notice even more “imperfections” (and late nights spent on browsing perfect Instagram faces may have also had its impact).
It’s truly no wonder that the beauty industry has seen a huge boom in injectable therapy. With so many options, from lip fillers, through jawline contouring, to cheekbone fillers, every person can find something for themselves. However, keeping in mind some drastic facial changes that we saw celebrities go through, this injectables trend won’t be so extreme, with many opting for more natural-looking treatments.
If, while reading these skincare tips, you’ve decided it’s high time to visit a beauty salon, don’t worry, Booksy’s got you covered! Just visit our website or open our app and book an appointment in a beauty salon near you!