6 More Self-Isolation Tips for Glowing Skin

Whether our physical location in downtown Calgary is open or closed, we pride ourselves in being one of Calgary’s best skin care clinics– and how we guarantee that is by providing around-the-clock skin care education!

This month’s topic? How you can achieve glowing skin during quarantine. 

“But Marie,” you may be saying, “how can I do that when I can’t come in for my usual treatments?” Today, we are going to delve into six more tips that will ensure that your skin care regimen is putting you on the path to clear skin.

Quarantine Skin Tip #1: DON’T Listen to Influencers When it Comes to Skin Care!

Although influencers may be easy to believe, what with their seemingly perfect skin and endless stream of glowing skin care product testimonials, we here at SkinScience strongly encourage you to take off your rose-coloured glasses when it comes to skin advice: influencers A) do not have in-depth skin care education, B) they are, more often than not, paid to promote certain products, so those reviews that keep popping up on your Instagram Stories are far from unbiased, and C) they are not you! At the end of the day, even if the product they are promoting is legitimate it does not mean that your skin will reap the same benefits from it as theirs did.

What should you do instead? Talk to an expert, of course! Book a complimentary 15-minute mini consult with us today over the phone or over Facetime during our closure for a customized product list that you can start integrating into your skin care routine today for results.

Quarantine Skin Tip #2: Do a Spring Clean (By Not Touching Your Face!)

We know, we know: it doesn’t feel like Spring in Calgary half of the time! While that may be true, that’s no excuse to not give your face a “Spring Clean” by staying fresh-faced and keeping your hands off.

This will:

  • Help to mitigate breakouts by not picking at active acne
  •  Prevent the transfer of bacteria (especially during COVID-19!)

Craving a fix for your acne in lieu of SkinScience Clinic being closed? Once a week, double-cleanse your face and then follow with a leave-on clay-based mask; after rinsing off, finish with an exfoliating toner to prevent your pores re-clogging… and voila! A tingly, feel-good acne treatment that your face will thank you for. Our other favourite treatment is AliquoteSkin’s Nighty Night Spot Tx treatment, available on our online store!

Quarantine Skin Tip #3: Start a Committed Exfoliation Routine.

Body exfoliating has a myriad of benefits, so you would be amiss if you’re not exfoliating both in the shower and outside of it: weekly dry exfoliation promotes lymphatic drainage and bolstered blood flow (ideal for skin cell renewal and de-puffing the face), while in-shower exfoliation helps to prevent ingrown hairs and locks moisture into the skin for longer.

Looking to elevate your current exfoliation routine? Apply your favourite body moisturizer within three minutes of the shower to enjoy long-lasting hydration! 

Quarantine Skin Tip #4: Treat Your Skin to a Sheet Mask… or Multiple!

Sheet masks are a fantastic pick-me-up for specific skin concerns. Sheet masks can help to address:

  • Hydration
  • Inflammation
  • Dryness
  • Acne
  • And much more!

Since sheet masks can, depending on the brand, be left on for up to an hour for optimal results,   

our favourite method of applying sheet masks is to let its ingredients soak in for the maximum allotted time… and then, immediately upon removing it, applying it to our neck for five minutes to refresh the delicate skin there as well! 

Whether you’re looking to soothe, hydrate, illuminate, or detox your skin, Patchology’s line of results-oriented Korean sheet masks are a must-try.

Quarantine Skin Tip #5: Banish Those Old Brushes!

Are you cleaning your makeup brushes and sponges? Considering that makeup brushes can harbour even more bacteria than your mobile phone, cleaning them a minimum of once a week with an anti-bacterial cleanser is the least you can do for your face! Just think of all that bacteria being ground into your pores with each makeup application.

In fact, did you know that you are supposed to replace makeup brushes every year and makeup sponges every two months?! During quarantine, do your face a favour and fully replace any makeup applicators that could unknowingly be causing your complexion grief!

Quarantine Skin Tip #6: Moisturize Those Hands.

Show your hands some love by ensuring that you moisturize them after you cleanse either your hands or your face. After all, you moisturize your face: why not your hands? (Especially during self-isolation, when we’re washing them all day long!) The key to soft, smooth hands is replenishing the skin’s barrier with essential emollients and oils.

The method Marie swears by is to apply a generous coat of Dermaquest’s Therapeutic Body Cream and wear a pair of cotton gloves to bed. Trust us: the result is heavenly!

Take Self-Isolation as the Opportunity to Refine Your At-Home Routine!

Although we miss you, Calgary, remember that our Facebook and Instagram inboxes are always open for skin care-related queries and complimentary 15-minute mini consultation bookings; plus, be sure to take advantage of the limited-time 72-hour shipping, free delivery, and product sample inclusion we are currently offering with every purchase from our online store!

Be safe, Calgary, and let us know: how are you elevating your at-home skin care routine during quarantine?

SkinScience Clinic’s Top 6 Quarantine Skin Tips

As one of Calgary’s best and most trusted skin care clinics, we at SkinScience Clinic are dedicated to providing science-backed skin care education for every situation– including self-isolating during COVID-19!

While in-clinic procedures here at SkinScience may be skin care “sprints”, it’s the marathon of correct and thorough daily skin care that will elevate your skin (and body!) to the goals you’ve set for it.

So, without further ado, here are SkinScience Clinic’s top 6 quarantine skin tips!

Quarantine Tip #1: Catch Up On SPF (Even if You’re Not Leaving the House)

Calgary, did you know that you should be wearing SPF even if you aren’t leaving the house?

UVAs, the rays responsible for visible signs of aging, penetrate glass, snow, and cloud. In fact, did you know that the Canadian Dermatology Association recommends applying an SPF of greater than 30 daily in order to fight premature aging?Our recommendation? Image Skincare’s family of moisturizing sunscreen.

Quarantine Skin Tip #2: Use This Time to Let Your Natural Lash Line Breathe.

If you are someone who gets their eyelashes “done”– whether that be in the form of lash tints, lifts, or even falsies!– use this time in self-isolation to give your natural eyelashes a much-needed break.

Why? It’s now commonly known that eyelash enhancements, synthetic or otherwise, damage your natural lash line over time. The result? Sparser eyelashes than when you started, which defeats the purpose!

Now, we wholly understand the appeal of eyelash enhancements– SkinScience Clinic’s founder, Marie Bertrand, even avoids them because she knows that once she gets accustomed to having them she’ll never want to stop!– but we make the argument that taking the time to grow a lush, natural lash line all your own is far more rewarding in the long-run. 

For those looking to bolster your natural eyelashes during self-isolation, we cannot recommend enough ordering in AnteAGE’s reputable Overnight Lash Serum. Order from our online store today while it’s still in stock  to enjoy our limited-time free delivery, free samples, and 72-hour shipping policy!

Quarantine Skin Tip #3: “Hydration, Hydration, Hydration” is the “Location, Location, Location” of Skin Care.

Let’s be honest with each other: are you really drinking the recommended 2L of water per day?

Water plays a key role in shielding your skin from dryness, flaking, and premature aging– as well as is essential for your body’s natural detoxing functions. If you’re struggling to get through the recommended eight glasses a day, our water “hacks” are as follows:

  • Squeeze in some lemon: adding a splash of lemon, cucumber, or ginger to your water gives it a tasty zing that will make drinking your 2L more enjoyable!
  • Replace your coffee with green tea: “No, Marie!” I can hear you cry. “Anything but my coffee!” However, sacrificing one cup of coffee per day with an equally-as-caffeinating cup of matcha or green tea will get you that much closer to your daily water intake goal.
  • Refill constantly: to avoid forgetting about refilling your cup, refilling as soon as your cup is empty will assist you in getting into the water-drinking routine!

Quarantine Skin Tip #4: Embrace Your Natural Nails.

Were you unlucky enough to not have gotten your gel or acrylic nails removed while salons were still open? 

We feel your pain, which is why we’ve put together our favourite nail polish and fake nail removal protocol!

  • Step #1: Find or purchase nail polish remover, cotton pads, and aluminum foil.
  • Step #2: Soak the cotton pads in the remover and hold a pad to each of your nails.
  • Step #3: Wrap each finger firmly with the aluminum foil to hold the cotton pads in place.
  • Step #4: Keep the cotton pads in place for 15 minutes.
  • Step #5: Unwrap your fingers to reveal your fresh, natural nails! Nail polish, gel, or acrylics should now peel or pop off easily.
  • Step #6: Wash your hands thoroughly and apply DermaQuest’s Radiant Skin Oil to your nails and cuticles to repair any damage that has been done and coax your nails back to optimum growth.

Quarantine Skin Tip #5: Switch to Blue Light Neutralizing Products!

We love mineral sunscreens for protecting our skin against harmful blue light… especially when we’re on our devices 24/7 in quarantine! Blue light emitted from your computer and phone screens are scientifically proven to contribute to age spots and assist in premature aging.

Our solution? Neutralize blue light with specially-crafted serums and moisturizers, such as Aliquote Skin’s HydraLift Infusion or Dermaquest’s Essential Moisturizer. When combined with regular sunscreen application, it can double your protection against the blue light exposure we face daily!

Quarantine Skin Tip #6: Go Fresh-Faced.

Ensuring that your face is properly cleansed, hydrated, and moisturized is essential. Know what else is? Going fresh-faced when you can!

There’s no need to cake on the makeup now that we’re all in self-isolation! Regardless of whether you’re Skyping coworkers, working on the front lines, or taking some “you” time at home, taking a break from makeup and letting your skin “breathe” is essential in ridding yourself of congestion.

Still craving the glow of foundation? Add just a touch of foundation to your favourite sunscreen to get that glowy tinted moisturizer look!

Looking to Achieve Perfect Skin in Quarantine?

Although the doors to our physical location in downtown Calgary may be closed to comply with the current preventative COVID-19 measures, our inbox and online store are always open: reach out to Marie via Instagram or Facebook to keep up-to-date with happenings and quarantine-related skin care education, and be sure to take advantage of our limited-time free delivery when ordering through our online store (with fast shipping and free samples guaranteed with each purchase!)