So this is something I never even considered I would experience living through! a pandemic? never in my wildest dreams!, but here we are navigating back to work with a “new normal” finding ways to re integrate into a normal-ish working life, and it isn’t always easy, in fact it feels overwhelming and stressful AF for some people! We all have different levels of fear, anxiety and stress!
Being patient, respectful of others, adding in some respect for others feelings even if they are different then yours, and understanding that your situation is completely different then the person next to you. But we all have to live our lives and feel good about our choices going forward.
Which is why these new protocols have been put in place for businesses like mine, agree with it or don’t we are all expected to comply if we want to work again, so I am on board 100%!
I thank everyone who has booked since our reopening and been so respectful of the new protocols in place so I can continue to do what I love again!
For myself in the Medical Aesthetics Industry I deal with possible blood borne pathogens during some of our facial treatments, so we have the highest level of sanitation and disinfection protection plans in place already, wearing a mask, gloves, goggles, CS20, hand sanitizer and constant cleaning is my everyday working life. But for those of you who aren’t in an industry like mine it can feel very hard to adjust to this new add to your wardrobe, masking up for 8 hours a day.
I ran into a customer from a pub I worked at for 10 years in the Okanagan in the medical supply store (obviously cause where else would it be but a medical supply store or grocery store) LOL
We got talking about the hot topic of Covid-19 and the “new normal” we are all facing and he said something that stuck with me, ” I remember thinking after 9/11 when all the new airport screening came into effect that I couldn’t imagine standing in my socks, with no jacket, belt, or hat on to go through security….but here we are and no one blinks an eye now, we don’t even think about it, we just walk up to security and start stripping the layers off (said with a giggle) we will adjust like we as humans always do, we are adaptable”
He is absolutely correct…it just takes time and patience.
So at long last here are some tips for you going forward to help with this adjustment to being masked all day long, and to help keep those prone to acne and breakouts at bay.
1. Avoid wearing makeup under your mask if possible, no one is seeing that area of your face, (other then a coworker possible passing in a lunch room during a lunch break.) With all the makeup and moisture, it can build up and contribute to skin irritation and break outs. If you just don’t feel comfortable going without makeup make sure you choose a mineral based product such as Glo Skin Beauty as they are mineral based, talc free (breathable), and non- comedogenic (non-clogging).
2.Take breaks when you can, allow the skin to dry from the moisture your breath causes within the mask.
3. Use a cleansing wipe, (such as our Clear Complexion Pads by Glo Skin Beauty) then allow the skin to dry, then apply an oil free moisturizer so your skin doesn’t dry out.
4. Exfoliate, make sure you stick to a good regime that includes exfoliation 1-3 times a week (depending on your skin type and needs)
5. CLEAN YOUR MASK!
6. Regular skin treatments, every 4-6 weeks if possible for you can be hugely beneficial in reducing the break outs. Facials will trigger cell turnover, remove dead skin that’s built up on the skin, and decongest the pores.
If you are unsure of what your specific skin type needs, don’t hesitate to reach out! We offer complimentary consultations.
Hope everyone stays happy, healthy, and safe!