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Healthy diet and skin care in the pandemic

A healthy diet and skincare routine!

It’s a universal truth that times are different. Some of our daily routines might still look the same, but there are a few things that have changed drastically for some, including our overall health. You know the phrase “you are what you eat”? It’s mostly true. Our skin, hair, body, and mental health will look and feel the equivalent way of how you treat it, not only what you feed it. It’s understandable for us to have neglected ourselves a bit during the highly stressful time of COVID19, so today I’m going to share some tips to get yourself back to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, a healthy diet, and therefore glowing, nurtured looking skin.

Get a good amount of sleep

You’d think that if most people were working, schooling from home, or staying inside more often, getting the right amount of sleep would come easy. This isn’t always true. It’s incredibly important for a person to get between 7-9 hours of sleep, or you’ll soon be saying hello to those dark circles under your eyes and just a generally tired-looking complexion. In order for your body to feel rested and your skin to look healthy, always make sure you try and get a decent amount of sleep. Try disconnecting from any electronics a half hour before bed, and doing some breathing exercises as you close your eyes for the night is always quite beneficial, especially if you have difficulty falling asleep.

Give your hands some extra attention

Hand sanitizers have (understandably) become more popular than ever. With this, however, comes the challenge of how to tackle cracking, painful, and dry hands. After all, the alcohol in hand sanitizers kills germs but not without the consequence of drying your skin out. Your hands are also probably one of the areas you expose the most out in the cold if you don’t wear gloves. So make sure you wear gloves! Carry a travel-sized bottle of hand cream with you and use it frequently. Moisturize your hands even if they don’t look dry or aren’t cracking. Try to avoid washing them under hot water, use lukewarm instead. Your hands and the skin on them will thank you!

“You are what you eat”

As mentioned above, one of the most important things to keep your body healthy and your skin glowing is maintaining a correct and balanced diet. Eating whole foods such as whole grains, legumes, fruits, and vegetables will make you look and feel better. Water-rich foods such as cucumber, spinach, oranges, and apples are essential for making your skin look it’s absolute best. Of course, treating yourself to fast food or anything similar every once in a while isn’t the end of the world. Ultimately though, you want to keep your diet as healthy as possible and so you can reap the rewards.

Stay. Active.

This is probably one of the hardest things to do nowadays, especially if you love the gym as much as some people out there do. Although many gyms and fitness facilities around the world have reopened and implemented health and safety measures, a lot of people might still not feel safe enough to go back. But staying active and doing exercise is crucial to maintaining a healthy lifestyle and to looking and feeling your best. If you can’t -or prefer not to- join a gym or some sort of fitness class, try doing your own workouts at home (the internet is great for finding these.) Otherwise, doing some stretching during your breaks or yoga before bed will make a difference as long as you’re outing in the effort to keep yourself and your body moving.

Remember to maintain a healthy diet and skincare routine this return from the pandemic.