As a nurse we are all aware of the long work hours, stressful conditions and harsh sanitizing agents in the average hospital workplace taking a toll on our skin? Nurses often struggle with looking their best in the face of a work environment that does little to support healthy, glowing skin. I want to share some of my favorite products that will help you take extra steps to pamper yourself and maintain beautiful skin.
Find a good facial exfoliator that will help remove dead skin and keep your face looking younger and feeling smoother. Exfoliate with caution and don’t exfoliate every day. Using an exfoliator 2-3 times a week is suffice.
My recommendation: Simple Skin Care Soothing Facial Scrub, $6.00
Finding a good mask is a great way to target any skin concerns that you may have also. Overnight masks are great because they do all the work while you snooze away and there’s no messy washing off needed. You can apply them at night, let them absorb, and they work while you sleep. When you wake up you’ll be ready to put your best face forward!
My recommendation: Sephora Collection Sleeping Masks, $4.00 There are many to choose from to target a variety of facial concerns.
Whether you work day shift or night 12 hours can take toll on the delicate skin underneath your eyes. You can keep under-eye bags at bay with cool compresses or with college infused under eye patches. These are easy to use and inexpensive in comparison to investing in expensive creams to combat against sagging skin and dark circle in the under-eye area.
My recommendation: Global Beauty Care Collagen Under Eye Pads, $5.99
When it comes to working, if you’re like me, you are constantly applying chap stick throughout the day. If you like to wear makeup at work and you find yourself wearing lipstick your lips can get dry throughout the day. It’s especially hard in the winter to keep your lips nice and soft! Using a night time lip mask is one of my favorite ways to keep my lips soft and supple all through the year. It’s simple to apply to your lips every night and when you wake up in the morning your lips will be nice and soft!
My recommendation: Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, $20.00
I hope you all enjoyed this post showcasing some of my favorite skincare products that won’t break the bank! As nurses we all want to put our best face forward for our patients! We can’t forget the key to patient care is to first take care of ourselves!
Jay Quinn ❤️