After so many months of coronavirus restrictions, you may be ready to venture out into the world a bit. And with these tips, you’ll learn how to protect yourself from COVID-19 while looking and feeling your very best as you prepare to spend some time outside your home. Let’s dive in!
Buy a Well-Fitting Face Mask
First and foremost, you’ll need a well-fitting face mask if you’ll be venturing out into the world as COVID-19 restrictions continue to loosen. However, you don’t have to settle for a surgical or disposable face mask if you’re looking for something a bit more stylish and comfortable.
According to recent studies and CDC guidance, multi-layer cloth masks have been effective at blocking between 50 and 80 percent of respiratory droplets and particles. Whenever you adjust, put on, or take off your mask, however, it’s important to wash your hands or apply a hand sanitizer solution.
Pamper Your Skin
While face masks are effective at slowing the spread of COVID-19, you may find that wearing one potentially leads to a few problems with your skin. From facial dryness and acne breakouts to irritation and rashes, these are just a few of the cons to wearing a protective face mask. However, the stress of the pandemic could also affect your skin, even if you’re staying home and not wearing a face mask.
While the American Academy of Dermatology Association (AAD) offers some tips for treating mask-induced skin issues such as dryness, acne, irritation, and rashes, there are some other things you can do to improve the health of your skin. A collagen drink or supplement, for instance, supports skin, hair, joint, and nail health. It can even help boost your immune system and keep you healthy. But before taking any new supplement, it’s best to talk to your doctor.
Lanikai Bath and Body products could be another great addition to your skin regime. In the Lanikai shop, you can find everything from soothing shea balms and goat’s milk soap to exfoliating sugar scrubs and kukui nut oil. Plus, CBD topicals and bath salts are also available.
Focus on Nutrition
In addition to wearing a protective face mask and improving the health of your skin, it’s important to eat nutritiously amidst COVID-19. Good nutrition boosts the immune system, protects you from the coronavirus and other diseases, reduces your risk of obesity, and helps you look and feel your very best.
If you’re looking for some healthy food ideas to boost your immune system during the pandemic, nutritionist Sarah Garone recommends green peach smoothies, Mexican stuffed bell peppers, and salmon kale caesar wraps.
Home is Safest
For many, home is the safest place to be right now, especially in areas where coronavirus cases are highest. As such, you shouldn’t venture out into public more than you absolutely need to unless social distancing is possible and you’re comfortable with your decision to spend some time away from home.
If you’ll continue to spend the bulk of your time at home as the pandemic wears on, why not make a few simple improvements to your living environment? Here are a few ideas to consider:
- Dressing up your bathroom with humidity-loving houseplants like the golden pothos, calathea, and snake plant.
- Adding a stylish yet functional caddy to your shower for easier access to your favorite shampoos, conditioners, soaps, and other bath essentials.
- Organizing your kitchen for easy, hassle-free meal prep and cooking.
- Creating a quiet sanctuary for reading, meditating, relaxing, and practicing other forms of self-care.
Whether you’ll be staying in or venturing out into the world, these simple strategies will help you to look and feel your absolute best. By wearing a face mask whenever you leave home and focusing on skin health and nutrition, you’ll feel healthier and happier from head to toe!
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