Many of us are spending more time indoors during this time, and one of the most immediate changes to our day to day is our makeup routine, or lack thereof. But makeup and skincare are not synonymous, and just because we’re not wearing as much makeup these days, doesn’t mean we should be skipping past our skincare routine.
Staying indoors takes the majority of environmental aggressors out of consideration: pollution and UVB exposure being the most damaging. But being in quarantine also brings about other equally harmful factors. We’re also constantly exposed to blue light that comes from laptop screens and smartphone screens, natural light from UVA rays, dryness from air-conditioning and electric fans, and even skin irritation from masks. Plus, existing skin conditions rooted in hormonal factors like acne and pigmentation.
Now that we’re in a time of self-isolation and social distancing, it might be more necessary than before to take some time to care for our skin. As Dr Tan, Medical Director and Founder of EPION Clinic shares, “In fact, this might be an opportune time to fine-tune your regimen.”
Here are five quarantine skincare essentials you should still be using during this time, according to the experts.