If quarantine is starting to wear you down, you’re not alone. Shifting from a normal daily routine to long days at home without your normal social interactions is stressful. However, there are some strategies you can employ to make quarantine a little easier on yourself and your household. Here at Perfection Plastic Surgery & Skin Care, we are wishing all our patients well during this challenging time. We’re also still here to take orders on your favorite skincare products, so your nightly skin regimen doesn’t have to lapse during the coronavirus pandemic. Here are some of our tips for staying healthy, beautiful, and positive during quarantine.
Establish a Routine at Home
If you are not currently working or you are working from home, the days can start to bleed together. Resist the temptation to stay in your sweats all day. Create a daily schedule and stick to it. If you continue waking up at the same time each morning, getting dressed each day, checking off a list of daily chores, and making time for yourself, you’ll gain a sense of normalcy that can curb your anxiety over spending so much time in the house.
Keep in Touch with Friends and Family
Even with other members of your household around, quarantine is isolating. In fact, it can be a huge drain on your mental health. So, you should take the time to reach out to friends and family by phone and video chat to feel connected. You can even host events with multiple guests using video chat software, which means you can get creative and gather virtually for spring holidays or start a book club with friends.
De-Stress with Exercise
Just because you should be spending most of your time at home doesn’t mean you can’t remain active. Your gym may be closed, but you can safely exercise outdoors by taking a walk, run, or bike ride. Just keep a distance of at least six fit from others on the trail or sidewalk. You also don’t need much space or equipment to get in a good workout at your house. The Scientific 7-Minute Workout, for example, can target all major muscle groups and get your heart rate up without any special equipment. Alternatively, you might score free access to health and fitness apps that would otherwise cost a premium.
No matter how you choose to get moving, it’s important that you do fit in some exercise each day (or at least on most days). Exercise not only helps you tone up and look your best, but it’s essential for your physical and mental health. If you’re feeling particularly stressed in isolation, a quick walk through the neighborhood or even a few jumping jacks can be the perfect fix.
Splurge on Small Indulgences
You may not be able to schedule your favorite med spa procedures or follow your normal beauty routine right now. However, you can still splurge and indulge at home. For example, now may be the perfect time to treat yourself to a new skincare routine or high-end cosmetics. Our shop can help you find just the right products to cater to your skincare goals. We’re also happy to discuss your skincare needs by phone and make product recommendations. You might also shop online with other local stores for goodies like freshly roasted coffee, tea, chocolate, or wine—whatever you prefer to sip or snack on while you unwind. Not only will you feel good getting something for yourself; you’ll also support local Tucson businesses through this difficult period.
The team at Perfection Plastic Surgery and Skin Care is here to offer you a small escape from quarantine life with curbside pickup for phone and online orders of all your favorite skincare brands including SkinMedica, Colorescience, Revision Skincare, Clear + Brilliant, and Obagi. Place orders by phone at (520) 323-7100 or by email at [email protected].