Tips For Managing Your Skin And Your Soul During This Pandemic

Carla Cohen

What you see on the outside reflects what is happening on the inside. Everything from your stress levels to what you eat, think, and feel can impact what your skin looks like! With that said, I would like to share a few tips on how to maintain your healthy skin and your sanity during this trying period we are living in.

Keep A Routine.

I know this can be hard but try to still get up around the same time every day and do the things your new normal allows. Since most of us have a little more time on our hands, this is a great opportunity to try deep breathing, meditating, journaling or reading.

Have A Skin Care Routine.

Use this time to focus on your skin journey. We are now working from home, so focus on your skin care instead of your makeup. My skin has been a lot clearer lately; I keep up with my regimen morning and evening and I am spending a little more time with myself. For example, I’m adding a little massage or gua sha to my routine to improve blood flow and circulation since I’m not able to go see an aesthetician for my regular treatments (yes, I get treatments too!). I still love my serums and moisturizers, and a weekly masque is a must for me! Look good, feel good is real!

Get Your Body Moving.

Exercising is personal, so whatever it is that makes you happy DO IT! Even if it’s only a little walk around your neighborhood, get out there and go for it. I tell my clients all the time: Physical activity improves our mental health, strengthens our immune system, and keeps our skin and body younger!

Try A New Recipe.

God only knows this is a hard one for me! My mom is an amazing cook, but she didn’t give me the cooking gene! However, I still want to eat healthy and my skin and my body are better when I do, so I’m proud to say that I’m cooking at home daily trying different recipes. When it comes to the skin, if you are experiencing inflammation in the form of breakouts and/or redness, try lowering dairy, carbs and sugar intake.

Keep It Hydrated.

Drinking an adequate amount of water daily is necessary for our digestion, circulation, absorption and detoxification of our bodies. For our skin, I recommend adding a topical Hyaluronic Acid since the water we are drinking is distributed to all our internal organs, and the skin (largest organ of the body) will be the last one to get its benefits.

Connect With Your Loved Ones.

From virtual happy hours to daily FaceTime calls, staying connected with our friends and family while social distancing is so important. Being engaged with others reduces stress and is known to improve our


I’ve been thinking a lot about gratitude these days, and what I can do to help during these unique circumstances we are living through. A happy glow goes beyond skin care and makeup, and when we remember how much we have, even is this difficult time, our anxiety levels lessen, and life instantly becomes better overall. Self-care means giving ourselves permission to pause, clear our minds and be present. It’s not selfish. In fact, I believe it’s one of the most giving things we can do. When we are good to ourselves, we are good to others. Life is precious, we are seeing this firsthand right now. Make the most of every moment of it.

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