Self-Care Routines During COVID-19
by Megan Ward
Although these are not the best of circumstances; in times of a pandemic it may be a good opportunity to take a look at your daily skincare routine and address some of your skin imperfections. Wearing a mask has given many of us the ability to hide our skin to the public. It may be tempting to just ignore these blemishes or marks, but in reality, it is a perfect time to start treating them. As summer has come to a close, you may want to focus on removing sunspots, age spots or broken capillaries that may have gotten more evident in the sun.
Your work-from-home schedule may give you a little more time during your day and your mask gives you some leeway to hide areas of your face while they are healing. What better time to schedule a visit to Anika Skincare & Makeup? Shopping at small and local businesses will not only benefit your local area, but also give you one-on-one personal expertise in all thing’s skincare and esthetics.
Consistent Skincare Routine
Keeping a strong skincare routine is important. With the COVID-19 outbreak things can seem stressful, anxiety inducing and full of uncertainty. This can wreak havoc on your skin. Using products to prevent breakouts and skin aging can be key to staying strong during these stressful times. Products such as the Advanced Hyaluronic Mask from Essential Dermaceuticals that maximizes topical hydration and enhances your skin’s natural moisture barrier can be beneficial to incorporate into your routine. Depending on your skin type, there may be other more suitable products for you from the Essential Dermaceuticals line or other brands that we carry.
Make sure you are cleaning your face twice a day with a facial cleanser. One of our popular cleansers is the Essential Dermaceuticals Ultra Calming Cleanser. It is best used on sensitive skin that may be visibly irritable or dry. Using the right moisturizer for your skin is another vital step. Your skin type should be taken into consideration when picking a suitable moisturizer as well.
It is also important to remember that keeping your mask clean and rotating face coverings often can drastically improve your facial breakouts. The latest term for this is “maskne.” It is an extremely common occurrence when you wear a mask for multiple hours in a day. Using a spot treatment such as Instant Spot Remedy by Essential Dermaceuticals or Skin Clearing Gel 10% by Visual Changes on active acne lesions and acne prone skin on the face can help clear up acne prone skin under your mask.
At Home Devices
Anika Skincare & Makeup has a variety of at home treatments that you can use in between treatment visits with Teresa. LED Light Therapy from LightStim is an easy-to-use handheld device that combines therapeutic light energy and technology to help your skin. OxyDerm is another high frequency acne reducing device. It aids in the purification and cleansing of skin, fights against inflammation, and accelerates your skin’s metabolism.
Scheduling an appointment with Teresa can help you clarify the best ways to help clear your skin, whether it be sun or age spots, “maskne,” or a skin imperfection you want to get treated. As winter is quickly approaching, now is a great time to clear up all of your ‘summer scars’ and go into the holiday season with minimal skin imperfections and a maximal skincare routine.
Please see more information about removing minor skin imperfections with the non- invasive Radio Frequency. This is safe even for thin fragile skin types. All skin tones. It is also wonderful laser alternative.
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Teresa's background and education
Teresa has worked in the makeup industry since she was 19 years old. Her education was in Boston and NYC in Film, TV, and Fashion & Beauty makeup. Teresa’s work has been featured in national magazines where she also served as a Beauty Contributor for Allured Publishing in the beauty industry. She was chosen by Allured Publishing to be their Creative Director for several years, creating the covers of their magazines, doing the model makeup, choosing the photographers, models and themes according to their editorial calendar. She has been a freelance Makeup Artist for film, television, weddings, beauty makeovers which included teaching beauty industry professionals classes.
In addition to her makeup work, Teresa is a skincare formulator, and NH Aesthetician, where she provides skincare and makeup services for her NH & MA clients, and operates an e-commerce beauty store.