Social Distancing is the Perfect Time for Self Care


Social distancing during the current coronavirus outbreak means a lot more time to yourself. To cope with the head-spinning news around our current global health crisis, we’re going to need some self-love. Below, we have a guide to some self-care products we love to help you feel good during this uncertain time. 


Tina, our fearless founder, listed a number of amazing good for you products in her Tina’s Top 10 column in Elevation Tribe magazine’s second issue. Among her favorite skincare pics: Rose Ingleton M.D. Retexturizing Booster serum for healthy skin, and Urban Skin Rx Purifying 2-in-1 Pumpkin Pore Detox Mask & Scrub , a self warming mask and scrub. For an all-over glow, try Kaike Superscrub to exfoliate your entire body for soft and smooth skin. 


Since nail salons are closed, take the time to nourish your own tips.  Start with a nail strengthener, like OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener, which has wheat protein and calcium to help weak nails. Then try a fun color from Orly: the company has marked down a bunch of colors to just $5. And fun fact—they’re using their Los Angeles factory to produce hand sanitizer to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Finally, condition your cuticles while you type with Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream. It’s portable, mess-free, and only $6!


You may not have as many in-person meetings, but you still need to look somewhat presentable during your Zoom conference calls. For a quick mascara to define eyes, try the nourishing  Saie Mascara 101. Then add a little color to your cheeks with a bronzer like Anastasia Beverly Hills Powder Bronzer, which makes a number of shades for darker skin. Add a quick lip color–try a shade from Mented Lip Gloss line–and you’re ready for face time. 


For an immune boost, try Mab & Stoke tabs:  these herbal supplements are packed with things like elderberry, green tea and ginger to help support your immune system (another fun fact: Tina is currently serving as Mab & Stoke’s chief marketing officer!). Or, consider a Ritual vitamin subscription. Our editorial director Stephanie is convinced her hair is healthier than ever because of these vitamins. You can subscribe for monthly delivery, so you never have to think about when to reup. Finally, looking for a delicious beverage to sip while you work? Matcha is said to have ten times the amount of antioxidants than green tea. If you like Matchabar’s beverages, you can buy their ceremonial matcha online.