5 Tips for Skin Health (during COVID-19)


5 Tips for Skin Health (during COVID-19)

A few quick tips from your friendly neighborhood skin scientists. Keeping yourself healthy isn't just for your benefit; it's for all of us. Stay safe out there, and don't forget to share this with your friends!



1 MIN READ | March 12, 2020



Meg is the CEO and Co-founder of Atolla. She has a graduate degree in Engineering and Management from MIT, and previously worked in design roles at Patagonia, The MIT Design Lab, and Formlabs.

1. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds

Especially after you’ve been in a public area like the subway or gym. If you use hand sanitizer instead, make sure it’s at least 60% alcohol.

2. Touch your face less

In addition to washing your hands frequently, keep your hands away from your eyes, mouth, and nose. On average, people usually touch their face 23 times an hour! Keep your hands busy and pay attention to triggers like nail biting.

3. Throw away expired products

Now’s a great time to do some spring cleaning with your makeup and skincare routines. Throw away any expired products, especially mascara and eyeliner (which should be replaced every 4 months). Don’t share makeup with friends, either!

4. Wash your makeup brushes

Clean comsetic brushes and sponges with soap and warm water frequentl. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends that you clean them every 7-10 days to rid them of bacteria buildup.

5. Don’t dip your hands into your products

Be careful with open jar cosmetic and skincare products, especially if your hands are not totally clean before you dip your fringers into them, as that can introduce bacteria into the products.

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