Expert Tips on How to Maintain Your Beauty Routine From Home

“Flattening the curve” to keep ourselves and our communities healthy has left many of us unable to visit our favorite salons and spas. As a result, you may be missing the pampering you’re used to and wondering if you can replicate it from the comfort of your home. We’re here to help!

As a clinical professor of dermatology, Dr. Seth Matarasso has assembled some top tips on how you can use this extra time to keep up with your beauty routine and emerge from isolation ready to face the world.


Establish a Skin Care Standard

For people who habitually get cosmetic treatments such as laser skin resurfacing or microdermabrasion, take advantage of this opportunity to get into a regular home skin care routine. Contrary to what you might think, taking good care of your skin doesn’t have to be complicated or involve multiple products. Cleanse your skin every morning and evening, and follow it up with a gentle, lightweight moisturizer. If you’re going outside or sitting near a window, apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen if your moisturizer doesn’t already include it. Also, don’t over-exfoliate, as micro-tears in your skin will cause irritation.


Get Plenty of Sleep

There’s a good reason we call it “beauty sleep.” While you’re asleep, your body uses that time to repair damaged cells and replenish your energy. Give yourself the rest you deserve and help eliminate puffiness and dark undereye circles by getting the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep each night.


Don’t Forget to Hydrate

Your skin needs moisture to retain its elasticity and help prevent the signs of premature aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles. In addition to your daily application of moisturizer, drink plenty of water. If you’re thirsty, that means you’re already dehydrated, so always keep a glass of water within reach. You can also get water from moisture-rich foods such as cucumber, lettuce, strawberries, and melons. As a bonus, you’ll be eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables with this approach.


Go Makeup-Free

If you aren’t leaving the house, choose the bare-faced route and give your skin a break from pore-clogging makeup. Not only will this allow your skin a chance to breathe and reduce the potential for breakouts, but it will also reduce the number of potentially hazardous chemicals you expose yourself to.


Make a DIY Face Mask

For an anti-aging DIY face mask, combine yogurt with honey to gently remove dead skin cells and make your complexion look softer and smoother. Mix one tablespoon of honey with two tablespoons of plain, unflavored Greek yogurt. Smooth onto your face and let it dry for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing off with lukewarm water.


San Francisco’s Skin Care Expert

Whether your dermatological needs are cosmetic or clinical in nature, Dr. Matarasso is here to help you achieve your healthiest glow. If you live in the greater San Francisco area, schedule your consultation today by calling us at 415-362-2238.