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How to Navigate Maskne and Other New Covid-19 Norms?

How to Navigate Maskne and Other New Covid-19 Norms?
Kevin Cleary

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

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Maskne…Yes It’s a Thing

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:

  • Medline Remedy Phytoplex Hydrating Cleansing Foam: CHG compatible and paraben/sulfate free, this no rinse cleansing foam is hypoallergenic and gentle on your face.
  • Allafia Everyday Coconut Night Face Cream: Able to renew/repair skin overnight, this face cream can restore the luster of the skin on your face. Papaya and Kpangnan butter reduce lines and wrinkles, making your skin more radiant overnight.

Hand Sanitizer Dryness

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:

  • ConvaTec Aloe Vesta Cleansing Foam: The rich lather of this alcohol free cleanser is pH balanced and CHG free. It contains aloe to soothe your skin and hydrolyzed collagen to condition the skin, as well as humectants that can attract and maintain the moisture in your skin.
  • Andalou Naturals Lavender Shea Hand Cream: This organic hand cream is quickly absorbed into your skin, leaving your hands moisturized, while minimizing dry, cracked skin
  • ConvaTec Sensi-Care Moisturizing Body Cream: Formulated especially for chronic dry skin, this concentrated body cream contains humectants and is particularly good for your hands. Perfect for repairing dry skin or as a preventative measure against dry, cracked skin.
  • THERA Moisturizing Body Cream: Formulated to be nonallergenic and non-sensitizing, this body cream can provide long-lasting hydration for your skin. This is beneficial for your face and improves epidermal turnover by 2.1 days compared to other creams.
  • Coloplast Moisturizing Cream: Enriched with vitamins A & D, this moisturizing cream has a non-occlusive formula that can immediately help dry, cracked skin. This moisturizing cream is perfect for moderately dry skin and is quickly absorbed into the skin for fast relief.
Andalou Naturals Hand Cream
Andalou Naturals Hand Cream
ConvaTec Sensi-Care Moisturizing Body Cream
ConvaTec Sensi-Care Moisturizing Body Cream
THERA Moisturizing Body Cream
THERA Moisturizing Body Cream

Relax… We’ll Get through This

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:

  • Yoga: This type of low impact exercise can help by not only strengthening your core muscles and improving balance but induces calmness and serenity. Grab your yoga mat and yoga block and get Zen!!
  • Aromatherapy: The use of essential oils can create an atmosphere of calmness and serenity that can positively affect our mood. Scent is a great stress reliever and a superb way to unwind after a day of dealing with this Covid-19 pandemic. Simply grab your diffuser and your favorite scent in order to induce relaxation. Some essential oils, such as Bon Vital, can even be added to moisturizing cream to help with coronavirus stress relief.
  • Relaxation CD: Music can be a great form of stress release. It can provide an aura of serenity and calmness in your home, office, or even car. This can make dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic just a little bit more tolerable. Just pop in a Stress Stop CD and unwind!!

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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HPFY Kevin Cleary

Kevin Cleary

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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