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How To Care For UR Skin During Lockdown

Dr Rashmi Shetty

Dermatologist, Aesthetic Expert, International Faculty & Author

4 min read

 

Are you wondering why UR skin is breaking out even during the lockdown? With the world going helter-skelter over the COVID-19 pandemic we sometimes forget to tend to ourselves, which can start to reflect on our skin. We expected the lockdown to finally give our skin the break it needed but you feel UR skin’s doing the complete opposite! We might be still getting used to the new norm of tending to our household chores without help and working for long hours at home, which is just not giving us the much needed me time.

Instead of stressing about what comes ahead, let’s focus on our overall well-being. With that being said let’s first understand what’s really happening to our skin while we are at home during the lockdown.

UR Skin During Lockdown?

You’re not wrong to think that your skin is finally getting the break it deserves from dust, pollution, makeup and extreme sun exposure during the lockdown. What you may forget is that watching the news, reading forwarded messages and anything related to COVID is stressing you not just mentally, but physically as well. Stress can cause unnecessary anxiety, breakouts, sleepless nights and other skin concerns that reflect on your skin’s health. Did you know that 50% of skin diseases are related to the nervous system?

Here’s exactly what you need to do to improve UR skin & Hair health!

Chase the sun in UR home

Your body is meant to be in the sun, and exposure to sunlight during the day is crucial to your overall well-being. Try to look for sunny areas in UR home to get at least 20 minutes of sunlight early in the morning in the comfort of UR home.

Moisturize UR Skin

Moisturize UR Skin

Care for your skin, follow a minimal but effective skincare routine, which involves cleansing, moisturizing and exfoliating UR skin. Try not to overdo or complicate your skincare routine. An effective skincare routine just needs three-four things; a cleanser, moisturizer, sunscreen and UR commitment.

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Call & Consult UR Dermatologist

Stay in touch with your dermatologist virtually or visit them while following all the safety precautions. Even though it is tough during the lockdown to get back into the routine of visiting our doctor, we should still make an effort to care for our skin however we can at the moment.

Eat Healthy

Eat Healthy

UR gut health is the key to skin health. Eat food which helps boosts your skin health. Avoid excessively oily and fried food. Eat fresh fruit and vegetables, try putting fruit peel or fruit on UR face to refresh UR skin.

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A Little Bit Of Exercise Goes A Long Way

Exercising for as little as ten minutes can help you stay active, improve blood circulation and skin health. Moreover, exercise has always proven to improve UR mood, blood regulation and skin health. Exercise a little everyday!

Dispose One-Time Use Masks

Dispose One-Time Use Masks

Avoid reusing one-time use masks this can cause skin rashes, breakouts or rashes, all of which can be avoided. Dispose UR one-time use masks after every use. If UR using reusable cotton masks, make sure you wash them after every use to avoid contamination. Follow protocols at all times to stay safe.

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Wash UR Hands Before Touching UR Face

Since most of us have to do our own chores we may sometimes just use our hand to scratch our face. This is a big no-no, especially this time around. Always make sure your hands are clean and sanitized before you touch UR face. Try and use wet wipes to clean your face if oily or moist from wearing the mask.

Get UR Beauty Sleep!

Get UR Beauty Sleep!

During sleep, UR skin’s blood flow increases, while UR skin rebuilds its collagen and repairs damage from UV exposure. A beauty sleep of 7-8 hours can help in reducing premature skin ageing, dark circles, puffy skin and age spots.

Pamper Yourself

It is essential for us to pamper our skin and ourselves during this lockdown to keep our skin healthy. Applying masks, exfoliating your skin when required can help refresh your skin. Don’t overload on many products before going outdoors as extra product clogs pores, cause oiliness and also cause acne breakouts.

Make sure to follow these tips to keep your skin healthy during lockdown!

Lastly, spending most of your time at home might make you abandon your daily skincare routines as well. Staying in touch with your dermatologist will help you keep your skin healthy and fabulous even during this dreadful lockdown. Once you have a simple daily skin routine chalked out, nothing can stop you.
Stay at home, stay safe, stay healthy!

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