The New Normal Essentials

Physical connection is starting to become a thing of the past. Take a peek outside and what you will see is either a street filled with a handful of people wearing facemasks, walking at least 6 feet apart from each other, or vehicles passing in long intervals. Staying at home has become mandatory, and small gatherings for special occasions are frowned upon. [1]

Health protocols dictate that we all should observe physical (if not social) distancing and proper handwashing. All to prevent the spread of the deadly Coronavirus. [1]

When locked down measures eased up last June, we had the chance to return to our old habits—people started to reconnect with their loved ones while some went to malls and enjoyed meals in their favorite restaurants—albeit with limited capacities. [2]

While it’s still uncertain how long we have to adhere to this new lifestyle, what we can do right now is to protect each other from the dangers of the Coronavirus through a self-care kit—or The New Normal Essentials whenever we go out to replenish our home supplies.


Face mask Face shield

The use of face masks is now mandatory, topped off with a face shield. Both can help protect you from COVID-19 droplets. Make sure to dispose of your mask properly after use and disinfect your face shield. [3]



Having alcohol or sanitizer in your bag is a must. You can sanitize your hands anytime and lessen the spread of COVID-19. Make sure your alcohol is around 70% solution of either ethyl or isopropyl, as advised by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [4]


Waterproof pouch

Your cellphone is exposed to lots of germs and bacteria. Using a waterproof bag or pouch can reduce its exposure to the Coronavirus and can lessen the risk of bringing the virus into your home. You can still use your phone while inside the pouch, but make it a point to sanitize it with alcohol, especially when going to or coming from public places. [6]


Intake of Supplements

Vitamins act as antioxidants promoting differentiation, proliferation, and signaling. They can also be essential to the immune system in helping balance inflammatory and suppressive responses. [7]

With properties that help boost the immune system, Vitamin E helps fight off bacteria and viruses. It also helps in widening blood vessels and keeps blood from clotting. Moreover, cells use vitamin E to interact with each other and to carry out other important functions. [8]

To supplement your daily need for vitamin E, take Pharex E. It has antioxidants that help in slowing down the aging process of cells and helps the body’s immune system fight infections.

For only P9.95 SRP per capsule, Pharex E can give you a healthy feeling from within without spending too much time and money.

Make sure to have these in your bag whenever you step out. Always remember that it pays to be extra careful than sorry!

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