A pandemic is defined as an outbreak that spreads through a country or the world. The current coronavirus pandemic has created some very unique situations. These are often referred to as “the new normal.” While we may be calling these situations normal, it doesn’t mean that we have simple ways to navigate them. New problems require new, sometimes different solutions. We here at HPFY can help you identify potential problems that are associated with the Covid-19 pandemic and the ways to navigate around them
Everyday life (at least in the short term) will require the use of facemasks in order to reduce the spread of coronavirus. Wearing a mask for long periods of time can lead to a new condition referred to as Maskne. Basically, this is acne brought about by the skin on our face being covered by a mask. This can trap sweat and dirt leading to outbreaks of acne. How should we treat this? Here are some options:
The main ingredient in most hand sanitizers is alcohol. No, not the stuff we drink but the industrial cleaning kind. One characteristic of alcohol is that it evaporates quickly and with this evaporation so goes the moisture in our hands. This leads to dry skin. Try some of these options:
Throughout this pandemic there has been a heightened level of stress. Part of our overall well-being is managing this stress in a healthy, constructive manner. Believe it or not, some stress is good for us and is a defense mechanism we use for survival. In the case of coronavirus, it’s a matter of surviving the “new normal.” A couple of options for relaxation include:
The coronavirus pandemic has presented us with some new challenges for everyday existence. New physical and mental obstacles may require a new approach. Understanding what the new obstacles are can help you develop a plan of attack to keep you safe and healthy. Remember, we are in it together and we will triumph together!!
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Kevin Cleary has been a Health Products For You contributor for many years and has a degree in marketing. His health and wellness journey has a very personal meaning and has guided him in his content writing for HPFY.
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