I’ll speak my truth: Wine has replaced Water.
We’re locked away, no one to see live and the only access we have is through a screen. Now if only Zoom had filters...we’d be well on our way! For many, this was a nice break from wearing layers of makeup, smog environments hitting our skin and the constant eyebrow hair tweezing! If you ever wanted to re-shape your brows without that dreadful few months of growth btw, this was a perfect time. For others, it was the same old, same old face routine but with the added stress of constant isolation and anxiety. This combo can take a massive toll on our skin.
Not only are we dehydrated (Wine doesn’t count!) but we’re breaking out too!
Stress during such scary and unpredictable times causes our bodies to make hormones such a Cortisol- it causes our glands to produce more oil which leads to...you guessed it, acne. Like we need more to worry about. When in shock, our skin has a harder time to heal too which prolongs our glowy complexion to show itself for summer!
Now that things are slowly getting back to normal, it's important to take your time reintroducing all those beauty products that were collecting dust the last few months. Start with some serums with tons of antioxidants and a really hydrating moisturizer to hydrate and refresh dull skin. Although water is still my #1 solution for the majority for skin related stress, switching from sangria to H2O overnight will also take time! Aim for your minimum 8 glasses a day to hydrate and flush out toxins to reveal more clear, youthful skin over time.
Although water is still my #1 solution for the majority for skin related stress, switching from sangria to H2O overnight will also take time!
During isolation, our skin has also had its own ups and downs. Let’s be gentle with it, sooth it and let it do its best work- protecting us and letting us show off our smile after months of frowning. Put your best (hydrated) face forward!