Restarting Your Beauty Routine During & After Social Distancing –
Not feeling so beautiful these days? You’re not alone. But the dermatologists at Goldenberg Dermatology in NYC are here to help. In previous articles we have discussed the toll that stress can take on the skin and hair – as well as the skin damage that can result from constant hand washing and alcohol based hand sanitizers. And, on top of that, it may now be difficult to obtain your favorite skincare products – and impossible to get your regular skincare treatments during social distancing.
But the importance of self-care can’t be underestimated when it comes to minimizing the effects of stress – as well as when recovering from the anxiety and distress of these past few months.
How Stress Affects Skin and Hair
Dermatologists have long been aware that mental stress can lead to physical problems with the hair, skin and nails. When an individual experiences a stressful situation, their body’s level of the hormone “cortisol” rises. And cortisol can wreak havoc in many ways.
Increased acne, eczema flare-ups, brittle nails, and even hair loss can result from too much of the “stress hormone” cortisol. And, stress also decreases the skin’s ability to repair itself – increasing lines and wrinkles.
Beauty Routines During Social Distancing
Managing stress – though more easily said than done – is important during these trying times. Continuing to eat right, staying mentally and physically active, exercising, meditating, listening to music, and getting plenty of sleep are all tools that can help minimize the effects that COVID-19 stress will have on your body – including your skin and hair.
But, maintaining a beauty routine during isolation is also important! It may be tempting to skip your normal skincare steps, since you aren’t going out in public. But proper cleansing, moisturizing and nourishing is essential to keeping skin healthy and youthful.
And, even though it’s not quite summer, always remember to apply sunscreen (SPF 15 or higher) if you are now taking daily strolls, walking the dog more often, playing outdoors with the kids, or just sitting out on your porch or patio to get some fresh air.
Out of your favorite skincare products? We are offering discounts on some of our specially selected, highly effective dermatologist approved skin care products. And, while there are long shipping delays from Amazon and other national sellers, our products can be delivered via mail to our NYC patients in just a few days – since we’re “local”.
Beauty Routines After Social Distancing
When all of this is over, restoring your beauty routines and treatments can be a great way to give yourself a little “self-care” after the weeks of worry, boredom, stress or isolation.
To help our patients feel beautiful again, we will be offering special pricing on our chemical peels and laser treatments – to exfoliate dull, dry dead skin and give you a beautiful youthful glow. And if all of the stress resulted in a few more lines and wrinkles…no worries! We also have you covered with Botox, dermal fillers, microneedling, PRP and other anti-aging and skin restoration treatments.
Fat Loss for the “ ‘Rona 15”
The media is now cheekily calling the weight gain that comes from social isolation the “ ’Rona-15” – much like the “freshman fifteen” pounds that students often gain during their first year of college. But, in spite of the attempt at a cute name, gaining wait when you are stuck at home is a very real – and very frustrating – issue.
After the quarantine period, if you find yourself with unwanted fat that you’ve gained in hard-to-treat areas, you may be an excellent candidate for SculpSure laser fat-loss treatments at Goldenberg Dermatology. And, for larger amounts of unwanted fat gain, we offer minimally invasive BeautiFill laser-assisted liposuction that permanently removes unwanted fat.
Both of these fat removal treatments permanently get rid of unwanted areas of fat – with little to no downtime.
Goldenberg Dermatology – NYC
The dermatologists at Goldenberg Dermatology in New York City care about their patients – in good times, as well as during this time of social isolation and stress. We are here to help you stay healthy – and feel beautiful inside and out – now and when all of this is over.
We offer video consultation during the COVID-19 pandemic. And, after social distancing is over, we will continue to offer the latest and most advanced medical and aesthetic treatments to restore health, beauty and youthfulness to your skin, nails and hair.
Goldenberg Dermatology NYC: 212-405-8202
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