Lockdown skin issues and cure

Lockdown skin issues and cure

We are all in this together –We did this before, and we can do it again!!

Let us make the most out of it. If you have not done something because of the lack of time, now you may have the time to start.

Skin changes when the environment or our daily routine changes. As we have more time inside, it impacts on skin as well. There are multiple reasons why this change is hitting our skin hard. Here are few key ones:

  • Stress & Anxiety: - Lot of us have been feeling the stress of this situation, and our worries can take a physical toll on our skin. When we are stressed, we produce the hormone cortisol, which causes inflammation and excess oil production, which in turn, causes to break out. Other side effects are also the lack of sleep & reduced appetite.

To keep the stress and anxiety away implementing some relaxing techniques such as deep breathing, walks, spend time with kids, talk to friends or relatives.

  • Change in Routine: - Change in routine also set off a change in our skin. Structuring day can make a big difference, whether it’s sleeping hours, eating meals, taking walks, or working hours.

To feel good, dress up yourself every day, bring some energy and enjoy the each and every moment. Set proper skincare routine with cleansing morning and evening, exfoliate the full body once a week, moisturise after cleansing.

  • Electronics: -Most of us spending a longer time on electronic devices. Group calls, webinars, and social media keep us connected, but we are getting significantly more HEV light (High Energy Visible light) exposure in the process. Recent studies are showing that HEV light can generate damaging free radicals that break down collagen, leading to premature aging. These can also induce pigmentation which is longer-lasting compared to that induced by UV light.

To protect the skin from this light, apply serums or moisturisers which are rich in antioxidants. These neutralise the damaging effects of free radicals from UV and visible light, as well as from pollution.

4) Use of mask & hand sanitisers: - The increased use of face masks, hand sanitisers and rigorous hand washing techniques have also created conditions and exposed our skin to products it is just not used to.

Avoid synthetic materials in masks. Rather, opt for natural fibres, such as cotton, and remember to wash your mask with every use or use of a disposable mask is a good option. Do moisturise your hands to avoid frequent dryness.

Covid-19 has changed everyday lives and we all are still finding the ways to adapt these changes. Let us make health our priority and save our skin from everyday changes.