The coronavirus is now considered as a pandemic because it continues to affect the lives of

millions across the globe. Because this virus doesn’t always come with visible symptoms,

countries have decided to shut their borders and directed their citizens to stay at home. This

status quo left a lot of people unproductive and, oftentimes, bored at home.

If you don’t want to sulk at home and sit on your couch all day, use this time to take better care

of your skin. Since most establishments are closed during this pandemic, you won’t have any

reasons to rush going out and disregard your skin care routine. In fact, this pandemic can be the

perfect opportunity for you to create a skin care routine based on your skin type and needs.

Aside from checking websites, such as Yora , make sure to incorporate the following essentials

into your own skin care routine while you’re staying at home during this pandemic:

1. Cleansing Oil

Staying at home during this pandemic doesn’t automatically mean that you have clean and clear

skin. Germs can be found anywhere, and disregarding the importance of a skin care routine will

increase your chances of developing acne and blackheads. The pillow you use to sleep every

night contains germs, and these can be transferred to your face every time you get some shuteye.

Cleansing oil is essential to every skin care routine as this helps remove germs and other

pollutants that have seeped into your skin. Unlike using water and mild soap when washing your

skin, a cleansing oil can provide better results because this is specifically made to thoroughly

clean deep layers of the skin. You should apply cleansing oil to your face first thing in the

morning, as well as every night before sleeping.

2. Exfoliant

Everybody needs to take a break from the hustle and bustle of life every once in a while, and you

should also do the same to your skin. Your skin is exposed to countless pollutants that can cause

premature skin aging . Over time, this can become the reason why your skin will look dull and

dry, and wrinkles will become more visible.

You can slow down the aging process by using an exfoliant once a week. An exfoliant works

deeper compared to a cleanser, and removes dead and oily skin. Depending on your preference,

you can choose to use a chemical exfoliator (a scrub) or a mechanical one (like lactic acid and

glycolic acid) to buff away or dissolve dead skin.


Although using an exfoliator daily can be satisfying, make sure that you don’t do it that often.

Overusing an exfoliator can strip away the natural oils from your skin, causing dryness and


3. Eye Cream

Dark circles around the eyes can be a cause for concern. This is especially true for individuals

whose lifestyles will require them to talk to other people. How can you confidently engage with

conversations if you’re too embarrassed about the dark circles under your eyes? Do you think

the appearance of these dark spots can leave a positive impression about your character? Make

use of the time you spend at home to minimize or treat black circles around your eyes using an

eye cream.

An eye cream is another essential skin care product that you should use daily. Since the skin

around your eyes is thinner than other parts of your face, you should exert time and effort in

taking care of it. Using an eye cream will make this process easy for you as this product contains

antioxidants that can help reduce wrinkles, as well as caffeine that can minimize the appearance

of puffiness.


The dark circles around your eyes are often caused by aging, so it’s best if you invest in an eye

cream that can slow down the effects of the aging process.

4. Moisturizer

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to buy several expensive products just to keep your

skin healthy. Usually, using the right moisturizer is enough to do the trick.

Your body naturally produces oils that keep your skin healthy and supple. By using a moisturizer

and applying it the moment you step out from a bath or shower, you can trap in these oils and be

able to enjoy healthy skin throughout the day. The more often you use a moisturizer, the more

supple your skin will be.

Aside from this effect, using a moisturizer regularly can keep your skin strong from external

irritants, such as dirt and dust. With the number of moisturizers available in the market today,

make sure that you choose one that is apt for your skin type and the season in your country. And,

since you will be using this product regularly, consider the price as well.

5. Sunscreen

The sun produces vitamin D that can help the body fight diseases, reduce depression, and boost

weight loss. Vitamin D is actually very beneficial to your health, but receiving excessive

amounts of sunlight can also cause damage, especially to the skin. Too much sun exposure can

result in severe redness, hot skin, pain, blisters, dehydration, and even peeling. All of these can

cause pain and discomfort to the point where you can no longer move or accomplish tasks at


Even if you are only staying at home during this pandemic, it’s best if you regularly apply

sunscreen. Ideally, you should use sunscreen every day and apply more if you plan on spending

time outdoors.

Sunscreen is your cheapest weapon in protecting your skin from wrinkles and pigmentation.

Most importantly, the use of sunscreen every day can keep your skin safe from the dangers

produced by the sun’s rays.

Make Careful Decisions

When trying out new skin care products, it’s best if you do a skin test first. You should put a

little amount of the product on your wrist or leg to see if you develop any allergies. If you don’t,

you can proceed to using the product on your face and other parts of your body. However, if you

notice redness or itchiness, it might be best if you look for alternatives.

You can also consult a dermatologist if you’re having a hard time deciding which skin care

products to use.

Claudia Cook

Claudia Cook is a blogger who produces a wide variety

of topics online - from interior designing, home

improvement, budgeting to skincare routines. As a

mother of two, Claudia understands how challenging it

is for women to balance their responsibilities, which is

why she strives to help them through her content.

Meta description: The coronavirus has become a global pandemic that affected every human

being in the world. Instead of being stressed on thinking about when you can go back to your

normal routine, use this time to better take care of your skin.


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