Finding work-life balance, staying informed, and getting plenty of sleep are some of the habits dermatologist to the stars Dr. Vicki Belo said could help Filipinos as we face uncertainties during the pandemic.
At the webinar entitled “Beauty Behind Closed Doors: Self-Care During Quarantine,” Dr. Belo shared self-care advice grounded on four principles:
As more companies embrace remote working to keep their employees safe, many struggle with the blurring lines between home and office. Dr. Belo shared how one can find work-life balance by setting a specific work area and work schedule, dressing up even at home, and protecting one’s mental health by doing projects that will make them happy and journaling their progress.
She also mentioned taking care of skin even while indoors. Screen time can be just as harsh as sunlight and can cause hyper pigmentation and premature aging.
Eating and exercise
Dr. Belo also noted how exercise and balanced diet can help boost immunity and manage stress and anxiety amid the pandemic. She also mentioned “Face Gym,” a form of exercise specifically for the face and neck, and the importance of staying hydrated, getting plenty of sleep, and avoiding alcohol and drugs.
Dr. Belo believes that it is good to stay informed but not overwhelmed, and to seek reliable information from trusted sources only. While physical distancing is necessary, she reminded people to minimize the feeling of isolation by fostering deep emotional closeness with loved ones.
The dermatologist encouraged embracing an attitude of gratitude, which has been cited as an important pillar of psychological wellbeing that also manifests in stronger physical health.
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