It’s day 431 of self-isolation. Or something like that.
And as Australia sees the beacon of light in the slight easing of restrictions, we begin to step – cautiously – forward, toward our post-pandemic lives. (Of course, we’re far from there yet.)
Since the coronavirus crisis has befell the world, and unprecedented measures have upended our lives, there are a slew of lessons and observations we’ll forever keep in our back-pockets.
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Of course, many of us have found a new appreciation for the simple pleasures.
But we’ve also learned some unexpected tidbits, like the fact that watching TV for 6,845 hours really isn’t that fun, Zoom calls simply suck, and not even a pandemic can inspire us to paint. Maybe that last one is just me, though.
But as we’ve pivoted away from our fast-paced everyday lives, there were a few other things none of us expected about living in self-isolation.
Despite wearing no makeup, we have bad skin.
I presumed quarantine would produce my best skin. Most of us are wearing no makeup, giving our skin space to breath. Plus, with more time on our hands, we’ve employed new, longer skincare routines.
And yet… breakouts seem to have become an almost-ubiquitous part of our isolation experiences.
Here at Mamamia, we’re calling it ‘Isolation skin’.
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I was just about to switch off from screen time for today and give my eyes / head a break to hopefully help with feeling less lethargic – but before I do I wanted to share this. I just shared on my story about how much my skin has been breaking out throughout this time at home and I just got hundreds and hundreds of messages within 10 minutes about how this is happening to a lot of us. I’ve had breakouts around my mouth (and they are the deep painful pimples around here), chin and my hair line and lots of under the skin pimples on my face. Most responses said it was from stress / anxiety. I just wanted to share in case anyone was feeling down about their skin – it’s happening to a lot of us and it is completely ok ❤️. I am lucky to be safe inside and I know they will leave me eventually when things go back to normal. P.s I just want to preface that I am so lucky with my skin and I know my breakouts aren’t big – but this is a change from my normal skin. ❤️