Lifestyle Changes Post Coronavirus – What Is The New Normal?

To win the battle against the new coronavirus (covid 19), we must accept long-term lifestyle changes. Apart from maintaining personal hygiene, community hygiene at large must also be observed. Let’s expect many lifestyle changes post coronavirus.

Once this health crisis ends, we can expect many challenges. But, I believe that having a positive mindset greatly helps to overcome the current situation. We might not be able to bring things back to normal, but at least we are open to the “new normal”.

In December 2019, we anticipated that 2020 would bring us to a new decade of positiveness, and no one imagined that a pandemic would come our way.

Many lives across the globe have been massively affected. Even though lockdown restrictions are starting to be alleviated, the pandemic will still affect everyone’s life in so many ways.

Everyone, especially governments and medical experts in different parts of the world are doing their best to end this pandemic. Yes, this crisis will come to an end, and that is for sure.

Another thing that is for sure is that our lives will be significantly different from what we used to have before the outbreak. To give you valuable ideas about lifestyle changes post coronavirus, keep reading!

Life After the Covid 19 Pandemic

We have all been exposed to the new reality that the pandemic imposed.

We all watched the news about the dangers of being physically close to other people, how governments enforced social distancing and lockdowns, and how many people went into quarantine.   Not only that, many people lost their jobs and some businesses needed to stop their operations, and learning for many students was disrupted.

COVID 19 has affected us as individuals and as a collective.  Here are some thoughts on how it is going to change our lives.

New Toll on Medical Health Workers

On the frontline in the fight against COVID 19 are the healthcare workers. All over the world, these professionals have made  extreme sacrifices and have worked under incredibly difficult conditions to help COVID 19 patients.  

For example, in areas where there was a shortage in personal protective equipment, healthcare professionals engineered DIY-solutions such as bin bags and ski goggles. That way, they were able to  show up at work, but were at a high risk of being infected.

Most of them are working overtime while witnessing how patients suffer from the disease. They find the anxiety of knowing that they might be infected very challenging. Their job is physically, emotionally and mentally draining.

More than burnouts, front-liners may display symptoms of post-traumatic stress order. Once this crisis subsides, let’s prepare ourselves for the recovery process which many healthcare workers will need to undergo.

COVID-19 Intubation Safety Box, personal protective equipment (PPE) 
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Dependence on Technology  

Because of the pandemic, digital platforms have become the most prominent way for us to be entertained and educated. We also use these platforms to work from home. From WhatsApp group to Zooming clients, this global health crisis is really turning us to be tech-dependent.

Since face-to-face meetings have been restricted, business owners are increasingly relying on video conferencing. By doing so, they can continue their operations and ensure that they not risking their health. Therefore, communicating virtually is the current norm.

Public Health Surveillance

Surveillance has been used in most countries to safeguard against the spread of COVID 19.

Countries like Singapore, Israel, and Germany are using  phone tracking data which is necessary for locating and alerting people who might be infected. Meanwhile, in addition to phones, South Korea is using bank transactions and CCTV footage for the tracing process.

This public health measure erases a layer of privacy from the life of citizens and also brings a new dimension to both ethics and privacy issues. But, this measure will soon become a norm.

New-Formed Habits

Since the virus is contagious, awareness of both public and personal hygiene measures has increased. Health authorities have been educating the public and advocating regular handwashing using soap. When going grocery shopping people are advised to wear a facemask. Social distancing is also strictly implemented.

These brand new habits may still linger after the lockdowns are lifted. As a result, we can expect overall better hygiene. So, don’t be surprised to continuously see people wearing facemasks in public places as they become more cautious about their health.

Cheaper Urban Housing

While cities will maintain their important role in human society, many people may decide to move to the periphery.  From the start of the pandemic, densely populated cities were at the center of the storm, with higher hospitalization and death rates.

Contrary to the less densely populated areas, cities like New York suffered the most from the health crisis.  In the near future, we can expect more people to move to the periphery, and for governments to allow substantial changes in zoning regulations and land use in order to facilitate the shift in population. This trend will encourage remote work as well as the development of autonomous transport systems that will help people to avoid crowded subways.

When people are forced to the periphery, cities will become cleaner and safer. The dispersion of population will enable  many jobs to spread out while reducing the costs of urban housing.

Artificial Intelligence

Even before the pandemic, the importance of artificial intelligence was stressed in the healthcare setting. However, due to the damage brought about by the coronavirus, its importance has escalated.

During the outbreak, an artificial intelligence platform assisted sending out of the first alerts. Not only that, but algorithms were also utilized in screening people who were potentially affected. Artificial intelligence is helping many hospitals across the world in managing their resources. Interestingly, it is used to speed up the process of vaccine research.

Furthermore, the developments in AI in terms of healthcare will help improve preparedness for the next possible public health crisis.

Remote Work

Since the start of coronavirus pandemic, the work environment has drastically changed. As offices in different parts of the world were closed, employees took advantage of virtually logging in from home, where they love to be, surrounded by their families.

None of us know when exactly when the offices will reopen or how business owners will effectively ensure the safety and health of their employees once they do.

The pandemic has had a major impact on how human resource teams work, prepare, and communicate. Businesses have had to become more flexible, find innovative solutions and adapt to the needs of their employees in order to make sure that everyone can work effectively.  Many were not surprised by the new approach to common areas as well as conference rooms that include a more spaced out area with fewer chairs.

The outbreak is now transforming how employers in different sectors view remote work. In fact, a large number of companies have been forced to adopt new communication styles, attitudes and policies about how work should be performed.

Although offices still exist, some of the jobs are now done at home. Many companies are discovering that their employees are more productive when they work from home. It is no doubt that increased flexibility in terms of working arrangements will become the norm.

Immunity Passport As New Travel Document

The immunity passport functions the same way a regular passport does. Once it is confirmed that you do not have the virus, the passport enables you to resume to your everyday routine. If there is a risk that you are a COVID 19 carrier, you are required to stay indoors. While the UK government is already considered it, many other countries are also planning to have them. The immunity passport can become a travel requirement in several countries.

The Emirates Airline has been conducting quick COVID-19 blood tests for passengers who want to travel from Tunisia to Dubai. By performing on-site blood tests, airlines can assure the safety of their passengers and provide COVID 19 test certificates for the country of destination.


In just a few months, the coronavirus massively changed the way we live. I found it frustrating at first, but all I can do is accept these changes.

Our lifestyle and working habits will not be the same as before. From the way we communicate with others, go to the supermarket, travel, or practice personal hygiene – everything has changed!

Well, are you ready to face these changes? Will you embrace these changes? Can you adopt these changes easily?

You may find lifestyle changes challenging at first, but we may just need to accept them. After all, we need to ensure that we are safe and healthy. While we are complying to safety measures, we are not only protecting ourselves but also the people around us. Don’t worry. This crisis will end soon.

Dr. Zion Azar, Founder of NowMi.

Restoring facial glow after quitting smoking

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Once you quit smoking, your body immediately begins to repair itself from cigarette damage.  Fortunately, one of the first areas to improve is your facial skin, and research has shown that its color becomes more natural within a month.

One of the main problems with smoking is that it stimulates the formation of free radicals.  Free radicals damage cells in the entire body, and when it comes to the skin, they cause it to age prematurely and lose its glow.  However, as soon as you quit, the number of free radicals drops, and the skin begins to heal.  If you want to expedite this process, it is recommended to infuse your skin with vitamin C and E which are powerful antioxidants that neutralize free radicals and help your skin to reverse damage caused by smoking.

Smoking and Free Radicals  

Cigarette smoke contains a blend of poisonous toxins which harm human cells.  Much of the damage is caused by the formation of free radicals. Free radicals are atoms or molecules in the body that have an odd number of electrons.  Because of their odd number they are unstable.  They therefore search for an additional electron in order to have an even number of electrons and stabilize their energy.  As the free-radicals travel around the body in search of additional electrons, they injure and destroy healthy cells. 

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In the skin, this is manifested in the destruction of collagen and elastin.  Collagen and elastin are proteins that provide the skin with its structural strength and elasticity.  Once damaged, the skin begins to prematurely wrinkle and sag. Commonly, ‘smoker’s lines’ which are vertical wrinkles that develop from the constant pursing of the lips during smoke inhalation, form around the mouth and wrinkles known as ‘crow’s feet’ develop around the eyes because of repeat squinting.

Free radicals also damage the blood vessels which hinders the supply of oxygen and nutrients to the skin cells.  As a result, the skin ages and loses much of its suppleness and glow.  

The body uses antioxidants to neutralize free radicals.  Antioxidants are molecules that have a large number of electrons and which can donate an electron to a free radical without sacrificing their own molecular balance.  By neutralizing the free radicals, the antioxidants slow down their damaging effects on the body.

Powerful Antioxidants- Vitamin C and E

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The most powerful antioxidants are vitamins C and E. As mentioned above, these vitamins curb the effects of the free radical.  In addition, they fight off inflammation and clear toxins in the body.

Within the skin, vitamin C plays a critical role in collagen synthesis.  Collagen is used to heal and rejuvenate the skin.  Studies have found “that people who smoke, and those who are exposed to secondhand smoke, have reduced amounts of vitamin C in their bodies”.  This reduction leads to skin dullness and premature aging.

Vitamin E is also vital to healthy facial skin.  The skin contains more vitamin E than any other nutrient, which emphasizes its key role in nourishing and protecting it. In addition to its anti-aging benefits, it hydrates the skin and reduces scars.  One study has shown that in smokers, the body deviates the majority of the vitamin E to the lungs in order to protect them, leaving other tissues, including the skin, vulnerable to free radicals.

Once you quit smoking and your facial skin cells receive adequate supplies of vitamin C and E, they start to undo the damage caused by free radicals.  As a result, the skin tone improves, it becomes firmer and more supple, and its glow returns.

The NowMi Treatment for Restoring Facial Glow After Quitting Smoking

The NowMi treatment
The NowMi Pro weekly facial treatment

If you want to boost the amount of vitamin C and E in your skin, the NowMi treatment is an ideal choice. The NowMi vitamin C oxygen facial treatment infuses the skin with vitamin C, E and Hyaluronic acid which help the skin stop the negative effects of free radicals.

The vitamin C used in the NowMi treatment is of a much higher quality than over the counter creams and serums.  The reason is that the vitamin C used in the NowMi treatment is sealed until use.  This is important because vitamin C loses its potency if it is exposed to air or light.  Therefore, when you see vitamin C rich products that have a yellow or brown tint, this means that they have been exposed to air or light and are no longer effective.   

The NowMi treatment performs 4 skin actions- exfoliation, nourishment, oxygenation and protection.

Exfoliation: In order to optimize the penetration of the nutrients, the skin is exfoliated.  During the exfoliation, the skin is deeply cleansed and its outermost layer is removed.

Nourishment:  The skin is infused with vitamins C, E and Hyaluronic acid (see above for the benefits of vitamins C and E).  The Hyaluronic acid hydrates the skin and gives it a supple and glowing look.

Oxygenation: The NowMi treatment is unique in that it stimulates the body to oxygenate itself from within.  This ensures that all of the cells optimally absorb the active ingredients.  The oxygenation also boosts the cell’s metabolism and helps them get rid of toxins, such as those produced by cigarette smoke.  

Protection: Vitamin C and E protect the skin from free radicals that harm it.  After you quit smoking, the vitamins help protect against UV rays and pollution which also form free radicals in the skin and cause premature aging. 


Our bodies are amazing.  As many ex-smokers testify, as soon as they quit, their bodies started to cleanse themselves and undo the damage caused by cigarette smoke. When it comes to facial skin, the results can be quite immediate.  Within a month there is a marked improvement in the skin’s tone and within several months it feels healthier and more youthful. One of the key elements that determines the pace is the body’s ability to fight free radicals.  Vitamin C and E are powerful antioxidants that combat free radicals and help the skin restore its glow.  Using the NowMi treatment you can infuse your skin with vitamin C and E and significantly expedite the healing process.


The NowMi Treatment during the Coronavirus Crisis

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The Coronavirus

People all over the world are staying at home because of the Coronavirus.  Beauty spas are temporarily closing their doors and home-based aestheticians are not accepting any customers.  We all hope and pray that the Coronavirus will disappear as quickly as possible and that everyone infected will heal. 

While you are at home, you can take excellent care of your skin with the NowMi Pro facial treatment.  The NowMi treatment is amazing because it provides the same quality treatment as a spa, yet in a home-use device.  Just like a spa treatment, NowMi performs 4 important skincare actions- exfoliation, nourishment, oxygenation and protection.  With the NowMi Pro you can significantly reduce the signs of aging and have youthful, soft and glowing skin.  And the best part is that the treatment takes only 5 minutes and costs much less than its spa equivalent.

Benefits of the NowMi Pro Treatment

The NowMi treatment
The NowMi Pro weekly facial treatment

The NowMi Pro is a two-in-one solution that enables you to cleanse your face on a daily basis and deeply nourish it using a weekly facial.

With the NowMi treatment you can:

  • Slow down the signs of aging
  • Reduce fine line and wrinkles
  • Achieve a more even skin tone
  • Remove unwanted pigmentation
  • Plump and rejuvenate the skin

The NowMi Pro Daily

The NowMi Pro treatment kit - Daily
The NowMi Pro for daily cleansing

The NowMi Pro device has a surface that contains minute silicone fingers. During treatment, the NowMi cleansing gel is placed onto this surface and gently massaged into the skin.  The treatment also uses sonic energy which enhances the cleansing action- 6,000 sonic pulses are emitted per second which help the cleansing gel deeply penetrate and clean the pores. The sonic energy is highly effective and it has been scientifically proven that facial cleansing with sonic energy is up to six times more effective than handwashing.

The NowMi cleansing gel not only cleanses the skin, it also infuses it with nourishing vitamins and minerals.  Specifically, the gel is enriched with vitamins E, B3, B4 and Dead Sea minerals.

By using the NowMi Pro device to cleanse your face every day, you can ensure that you remove all dirt, makeup and pollution that clogs up your pores. Once your pores are clean and can breathe more easily, you skin will automatically look and feel great. 

The NowMi Pro daily can also complement your existing skin cleansing routine. After you have cleansed your face, you can apply additional serums and creams of your choice.

The NowMi Pro Weekly

The NowMi Pro treatment kit
The NowMi Pro treatment kit

The NowMi Pro has been clinically proven to improve the skin’s texture, smoothen it, and deliver immediate and long-term results.

The NowMi Pro performs 4 simultaneous actions:

:  The NowMi Pro device gently exfoliates the skin using the NowMi vitamin C rich effervescent tablet.  The tablet has a slightly coarse surface.  During treatment it is mixed together with the NowMi gel and massaged onto the skin.  The exfoliation removes the outermost layer of the skin which contains dead skin cells that clog up the pores.  The exfoliation also gets rid of all dirt and makeup residue.  Most importantly, the exfoliation enables the active ingredients to optimally penetrate the pores. 

Nourishment: The NowMi Pro treatment infuses the skin with vitamin C, E, and Hyaluronic acid.  The vitamin C (ascorbic acid) used in the NowMi treatment is stored within the effervescent tablet which is sealed until use. This is a really important factor that differentiates the NowMi treatment from other vitamin C rich treatments.  The reason is that vitamin C is sensitive to light and air and if it is exposed to them it completely loses its potency. You may see many serums and creams that claim to be rich in vitamin C, but if their color is yellow-brown, this means that the vitamin C has been exposed to air or light and has lost its potency.  

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that has been proven to nourish and rejuvenate the skin.  It plays a critical role in collagen formation- the protein that provides the skin with its firmness and elasticity.  It is also incremental in limiting pigmentation and preventing skin inflammation. 

Vitamin E is an effective moisturizer that prevents the skin from drying out.  It promotes wound healing and limits the appearance of scars.  When vitamin E is delivered at the same time as vitamin C, it enhances the performance of the vitamin C. 

Hyaluronic acid is naturally produced by the body and helps to lock in moisture. It keeps the skin moist and lubricated and prevents it from drying out.

Oxygenation: Many spa treatments offer facial oxygenation treatments in which the skin is externally infused with oxygen. The oxygen does wonders for the skin– it increases the production of collagen, accelerates cell turnover, and helps in skin detoxification.  One of the most amazing benefits of the NowMi treatment is that it stimulates the body to oxygenate itself “from within”. It does this based on a scientific principle called the Bohr effect.  The Bohr effect states that when the skin is bombarded with high levels of carbon dioxide, the body sends in oxygen-rich cells to counter the attack.  Therefore, during the NowMi treatment, when the effervescent tablet is mixed with the gel, a chemical reaction occurs which forms millions of carbon dioxide-rich bubbles.  The body then oxygenates the treatment area.  One of the key benefits of the oxygenation is that it helps the skin cells to best absorb the vitamin C, E and Hyaluronic acid.

Protection: Vitamin C and E are potent antioxidants that protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are unstable atoms that cause cell damage and death.  They cause the skin to age prematurely and have excessive pigmentation. Free radicals form as a result of overexposure to the sun, pollution, cigarette smoke and more.  


NowMi Pro vitamin C oxygen facial Kit
The NowMi Pro Kit

The Coronavirus is forcing many of us to stay at home.  Until the threat passes, we need to change some of our habits.  Since the spas are closed and private aestheticians aren’t working, we invite you to try a home-based treatment that is certain to deliver amazing results.  The treatment can be carried out in only 5 minutes and it will deeply cleanses, nourishes and hydrates your skin.  It limits pigmentation and significantly slows down the signs of aging.

Try it today!

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