Don’t Despair: Try Home Care

Even though quarantine and stay-at-home recommendations seem never-ending, the case can still be made for skin home care. Midwest Dermatology has a few pointers to help you help skin look and feel its best:

  • Wash your face in the morning and before bedtime, even if you are not wearing makeup. Be sure to use a gentle product that doesn’t strip skin of its natural oils. The goal of cleansing is to remove surface dirt, not dry the skin.
  • Make sure the products you use on your skin are oil-free and non-comedogenic.
  • Before donning your mask, apply a light layer of a quality moisturizer. Opt for an oil-free moisturizer.
  • Avoid using liquid or powder makeup under any mask. Makeup particles can become trapped in your pores and lead to a bad flare-up. Plus, makeup that transfers to your mask may make the mark less effective at blocking possible virus particles.

Finally, check out the Midwest Dermatology line of ELTA MD products that have been hand-selected for those with acne-prone skin. AM Therapy by ELTA MD, for example, is lightweight enough for daily use, but strong enough to stimulate the skin’s moisture retention system without using oils or heavy emollients.