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?