COVID-19 is keeping everyone from being able to enjoy the luxuries of haircuts, hair coloring, Botox injections, dermal fillers, and other aesthetic treatments. Whether you are someone who maintains a strict schedule of regular nail appointments, you may be wondering how best to avoid letting your self-care regime fall apart. Check out these helpful tips and suggestions your local skincare specialist recommends you follow during this global crisis.
Your Skin and the Sun: Limit Your Time Together
If you are looking for any excuse to leave the house, even if it is to go on a walk, make sure you are limiting your skin’s exposure to the sun. If you are a frequent user of Botox, too much sun can cause collagen to break down and become ineffective. If you are outside for any length of time, opt to wear a hat and apply a high SPF sunscreen to avoid harmful rays.
Your Appearance and Food: Choose Healthy Options
Want to avoid the COVID-19 weight gain? What you eat can make a difference not only on your waistline but also your facial fillers. Choosing healthier options like fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, lean proteins, and dairy can be incredibly beneficial to maintaining a healthy weight and a more beautiful aesthetic. Too much sugar can cause collagen and elastin to break down and cause wrinkles. By limiting your consumption, you will maintain the effects of Botox and fillers and keep your youthful look.
Your Aesthetic and Sleep: Opt for Body-Friendly Materials
Not only is it important that you get enough rest, but you should also make sure you’re using the correct materials and products to help you sleep the right way. If this doesn’t make sense, here is a better explanation: When sleeping on your side, your chest and face can wrinkle. If possible, try sleeping on your back or use a silk pillowcase that is much more body-friendly when it comes to minimizing oil and debris collection that can negatively impact your skin.
Your Fillers and Stress: Find Ways to Stay Calm
It is hard to simply follow the “stay calm” mantra right now, especially if you are concerned about the possibility of contracting COVID-19. However, the more your stress, the greater the likeliness that you will experience negative effects as it pertains to your mental and physical health. You will also notice a dramatic change in how your skin reacts to stress. Finding ways to relax and maintain a level of calmness in your daily routine will help to keep your fillers in place and avoid wrinkles.
While you wait with the rest of the world for things to “get back to normal,” don’t be afraid to reach out to your skincare specialist to inquire about tips and suggestions on what you can do to keep that youthful look. They are available to assist and look forward to helping you maintain your appearance.
About the Author
Elizabeth Estes Weldon is a board-certified, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) with 12 years of experience working in dermatology, Botox, and dermal fillers. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Nursing from the University of Florida. As a Master Injector, she has continued her education and participated in many training courses related to Botox and Fillers. To help her patients maintain their appearance amid the COVID-19 crisis, she is pleased to provide helpful tips and suggestions to make this uncertain time more manageable. If you have questions about your skincare treatment, contact us via our website or call (352) 433-0888.