From all of us at Skin Care Institute, we hope you are able to stay healthy and safe during this uncertain time. For your safety, we have temporarily closed the medical spa and derm clinic. While we have no definite reopening date, we are committed to keeping you informed as the situation progresses. We will be answering our phones to reschedule appointments and checking our messages, so please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have: 918.948.9639.
As we navigate these uncharted waters, we will continue reaching out to provide a little bit of spa experience during a trying time. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for at-home facial tutorials, product reviews and more to keep you relaxed and well.
We encourage everyone in our Tulsa community to continue thinking local and to support local businesses. As for us at Skin Care Institute, your online orders and gift card purchases will continue to be fulfilled at skincareinstitute.net/shop. All shipping fees will be waived for the time being.
Because many of us have probably not experienced a pandemic like this before, we wanted to share some tips and advice on how you can stay well and protect those who are more at risk, such as elderly and immunocompromised people. Together, we can help to slow and stop the spread of coronavirus!
Here’s what you should know and how you can help:
How does COVID-19 spread?
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) explains that the virus is thought to spread from person-to-person between people who are less than 6 feet apart, and through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Here’s another easy way to contract the virus: If an infected person coughs or sneezes into their hand and then touches a surface, and you touch that same surface and then touch your nose, mouth or eyes with the same hand. This is why it is extremely important for you to avoid touching your face.
The CDC’s recommendations for preventing the spread of coronavirus are:
- Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
- Using a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry, paying particular attention to your fingertips. But do not panic if you can’t find hand sanitizer because all the stores are sold out. Washing your hands with good old soap and water is still the most effective way to prevent infection.
- Avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
- Putting distance between yourself and other people. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
Other things you can do:
- Stay home if you’re sick.
- Cover coughs and sneezes.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily, such as tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, computer mouses and keyboards, your phone, toilets, faucets, the microwave buttons and refrigerator door handles, etc.
Now, for your mental health:
Are you eating properly and getting enough sleep? If you’re practicing social distancing, are you staying connected to your friends and family through calls, texting, social media, etc.? If you are working remotely, be sure to shower and get dressed every morning. If your gym is closed, try out a workout on your TV or yoga routine you can do at home. Simple self-care routines are a powerful way to maintain your sense of wellbeing and balance during these uncertain times.
Here at Skin Care Institute, we are committed to keeping you safe and healthy. We are closely following COVID-19 developments and will inform you as soon we are able to safely reopen. Please call us at 918.948.9639 with any questions or concerns you may have. And please feel free to order from our online shop at skincareinstitute.net/shop. All shipping fees will be waived for the time being.
We’re all in this together and will make it through! Most importantly, stay well!