A CONSCIOUS SELF-QUARANTINE GUIDE
We know this isn’t the easiest time, a lot is happening in the world and you like us are probably at home trying to not freak out. So, let’s take a minute to step back and pay close attention to what we’re doing each day.
We believe in a holistic approach to health. That’s why during this self-quarantine, we want to guide you into a time of self-care and positivity.
After days of social distancing and not seeing the sun, your energy can be a bit down and your skin probably isn’t glowing as bright as you’re used to. So here are some tips to bring more consciousness to your self-quarantine routine!
BE MINDFUL OF GENERAL WELLNESS
Stress can come around when you are staring at four walls all the time. Your body looks for ways to send a message of what’s going on and your skin is the first one to react.
Instead, look for healthy ways to cope with stress and anxiety so your body doesn’t suffer the consequences. Every day, take time to meditate, move your body, read a book, organize your space, call your friends, watch a movie or do whatever brings you joy to keep a healthy, balanced mind. With COVID preventing us from gathering, there are tons of companies and apps doing live wellness sessions for FREE!
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We know there’s a lot going on but don’t forget to drink water, have a minute or two of breathing exercises and a proper sleep routine. Think of the general things that you should provide your body with and do it with kindness.
Be mindful of your nutrition by including fruits and veggies that are rich in antioxidants and vitamins. Take your daily dose of greens and blend them together in a smoothie. Notice how this gives you an energy boost for the day, helps your body feel strong and keeps your gut happy. Proper nutrition keeps your brain working smoothly, thus giving you more clarity of thought and positive moods day to day. Don’t know how to incorporate veggies in your diet? Maybe take a look at some vegan recipes and adapt them to your dietary preferences. You can find some Psodex approved vegan recipes here.
THERE ARE BOUNDARIES YOU DON’T WANNA BREAK
We know hot and long showers are the best, and they’re a perfect way of treating yourself when feeling tired or stressed. And honestly, we might be tempted to take one like this everyday now that we are not leaving home. However, long hot showers and strong soaps can dissolve our skin’s natural thin layers of oil and make it feel extra dry. Pair that with constant AC and you’ve got a recipe for disaster.
Instead, shorten your time in the shower and look for products with nourishing ingredients like vitamin C, orange, aloe vera, oats or calendula, and try to finish your baths with a few seconds of extra cold water; this will wake you up and help close your pores. Click here to learn more about the benefits of cold showers. Healthy skin is a happy you!
YOUR HANDS ARE NOT THE ONLY THING YOU SHOULD BE WASHING…
We don’t have to tell you that washing your hands is crucial during this pandemic. The best way to prevent contamination is by washing your hands for 20-30 seconds and following with hand sanitizer. When washing your hands, you kill any virus living on the surface of your skin by breaking it’s lipid barrier.
However, it is important to also pay attention to our face. We touch it unintentionally all time! Also, even when we are not exposed to pollution or outside elements, oil, bacteria and even dead skin cells can build up and lead to breakouts. So, why not try to keep it clean too? Take advantage of this time to slow down your pace and do your favorite skincare routine.
UP YOUR MOISTURIZING GAME
At this point, washing your hands is a constant part of your daily routine throughout the day. You and I both know that with all that scrubbing and hand sanitizer, your hands are feeling extra dry and maybe your lotion is not working out very well by now.
To replenish your thirsty skin we recommend you use a universal moisturizer like @psodexskincare that provides you with antioxidants, vitamins, and it’s made for your type of skin type. Use it on your hands or face! It works wonders. Say hello to your new favorite moisturizer!
Choose between dry, oily and normal skin formulas to provide your skin the specific care it needs. Because we are conscious (see what we did there?) that not everyone has the same skin type, each formula has specific ingredients and textures to cater to each individual skin type. Long are the days of one-formula-fits-all.
Also, it is important to mention our products are completely vegan, gluten-free, steroid-free, non-toxic and non-comedogenic. We formulated each product with plant-based active ingredients and no harsh chemicals that can harm your skin or the environment.
Check out complete ingredient information, benefits and each formula’s texture here!