Our lives have drastically changed over the past couple of weeks. More and more people are spending time indoors, and while this is a necessary move to combat the spread of COVID-19, it may have some negative impact on your skin. Stress is most likely at an all time high for many people, and that is definitely a by-product by the current conditions in our world. Stress can take a toll on your skin if left unchecked, so here are three things you can do while staying at home, to combat stress:
- Getting More Sleep – If you’re working from home at this time like many people, then you won’t need to get up earlier to get ready to go. Instead, you can use the extra time to catch more zzz’s. When you’re sleeping, your body goes into its regenerative mode, where all the damage done to it is repaired. Collagen is also produced at its height when you’re asleep.
- Eating Healthier – Being at home means you have the opportunity to make fresh and healthy meals, now that restaurants are closed. Green vegetables, fatty fish, and fruits are great foods for your skin. Avocados are high in good fats, and fruits are full of anti-oxidants to flush away the free radicals in your skin. Fatty fish like salmon are full of vitamin E, zinc and omega-3 fats, which are all essential components in keeping your skin healthy.
- Staying Active – Whether it’s going out for a jog (while practicing social distancing), doing home workouts, or keeping yourself active with home projects like gardening or home improvement, it’s important to keep yourself active and break a sweat. Working out gets your blood flow going, delivering more oxygen to all parts of your body, and your sweat helps unclog your pores as they open up. Just keep in mind if you do plan to go for an outdoor run that you apply SPF and wear protective clothing.