How To Stay Beautiful Despite This Pandemic

July 30, 2021

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We all know how COVID-19 has affected and changed every aspect of our lives through health protocols, work adjustments, workforce limitations, distance learning challenges, and physical separation. Bukod dito, many establishments have temporarily ceased operations tulad ng gyms, spas, salons and barber shops among others. Dahil dyan, most of us have learned to become more creative and resourceful when it comes to personal beauty treatments.

Health experts say that this pandemic has caused stress to many people resulting in health, skin or hair loss problems. Marami ring mga magulang, mula nang magsimulang mag work-from-home, ang nahirapan nang pagsabayin ang parenting duties at pagmi-maintain ng household sa pag-aasikaso ng sarili. 

“Bago mag pandemic, sakto pa ‘yung mga uniform ko sa office eh, ngayon hindi na kasya lahat. Kain kasi nang kain habang nasa bahay at saka lagi lang nakaupo habang nagtatrabaho.” Polo, 28

“Nami-miss ko na’ng magpa-scalp treatment and massage. Dati kasi every month ko pinapagawa ‘yon kasi may hairfall ako. Ngayon hindi na, lumala pa yung hairfall ko.” Cynthia, 42

“I have skin breakouts maybe because of stress and lack of sleep. At ‘yung mask-ne, isa pa ‘yang problema ko.” Sam, 36

Tingnan mo naman ang mga kuko ko. Hindi na naaalagaan sa parlor. May cracked heels na rin ako.” Jacky, 40

Ikaw...kumusta ka? How are you keeping up with your beauty routines? Remember, it’s important to take care not just of your physical health but your physical beauty as well. At hindi lang naman ‘yan vanity. With or without a lockdown, you still want to look and feel good, right? Hindi porke’t pandemic, mawawalan ka na rin ng ganang alagaan ang katawan at sarili mo.

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So how do we find beauty in the midst of this ugly health crisis? There are many different DIY regimens that can help bring back your glow.

  1. Facial massage. Using your fingertips, massage your face in upward direction to help in blood circulation.

  2. Skin exfoliation. You can use oatmeal mixed with honey or milk to remove the dead skins on your body.

    Damp your skin with water and scrub the oatmeal mixture all over your body. Leave it for 20-30 minutes then rinse. If you’re too busy, there are exfoliating products available in supermarkets or drugstores that can also give best results. 

  1. Exercise. Doing regular physical activities such as jogging, dancing or simple stretching will not only boost your immune system but it can also give you a rosy pinky glow. 

  1. Healthy diet. Having a balanced-diet is essential in our body to fight and prevent diseases.

  1. Scalp massage. Vegetable oil can be used not only in cooking but also for protecting your hair from damage, keeping it healthy and preventing breakage. It promotes hair growth and boosts hydration.

    Apply oil on your scalp and massage it, giving a little pressure, in circular motion using your fingertips. 

  1. Stay hydrated. Drinking lots of water is not just good for the skin. It has many health benefits, too. 

Self-care makes you feel better and puts you in a good mood. This way, mas madali kang makakapag-imbibe ng positivity and provide support to those who matter to you. Kahit na puro online na lang ang mga meetings mo ngayon, mag-exert ka pa rin ng effort para magmukhang maayos at maganda. Put your favorite lipstick and perfume on. Isuot mo pa rin ang paborito mong shirt at pantalon paminsan-minsan. If it makes you feel good, go for it! ‘Pag maganda ang pakiramdam mo, it also makes you more confident in facing unpleasant times. Don’t make COVID-19 make you feel and look terrible. 

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