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Craig the Barber Tweet about not using the ingredient alcohol on the skin.

Alcohol as a drink. But, definitely not on your face.

Did you know that hikers apply rubbing alcohol to their feet and guitar players to their fingers, to harden their skin? What a great idea if it makes hiking and guitar playing easier!

I’m not convinced; however, that the benefits have the same value when applied to the face. Sure, as a last resort it can disinfect a cut, but there are so many less painful options… right?

Effects of alcohol on the face can include:

    • Painful burning
    • Darkened skin
Is sheltering in place wreaking havoc on your skin? - Burke Avenue by Craig the Barber

Is sheltering in place wreaking havoc on your skin?

Home-schooling, working from home and sheltering-in-place…

All of these scenarios are leading to many more of us struggling to keep our skin from feeling and looking dry. With the bulk of our activities being done in cooler places, our skin’s normal perspiration practice (which naturally moisturizes our skin) become less important. The long term effects of this can quickly make your skin appear older, shaving more painful and if not consistently used, your moisturizer less effective.  

Here are a few suggestions that can help! .