Take Care Of Your Skin During Lockdown: Here’ How!Ankit Kumawat
Here’s How You Can Pamper Your Skin During The Coronavirus Lockdown
Unfortunately, we are witnessing that phase in life that no-one would have ever anticipated. No one would have imagined that we all will be locked in our homes because of a pandemic that is so uncertain that nothing can be said about it. We are required to stay away from our social life to prevent the spread of the virus and reduce the risk of mortality.
But, amid all this, we are sure that no one would have thought of taking proper care of your skin. You might be wondering that what can go wrong to the skin when we are locked inside our homes. Well, the negligence can take a toll on your skin.
The new phase of social distancing has given a chance to dig into our pores and give skin the nourishment they are lacking for long. And as skincare is essential for both men and women, in this blog, we have covered tips that both men and women can include in their routine.
1. Prevent Your Skin From Getting Dry
The biggest precaution to stop the spread of Coronavirus is that you wash your hands and body whenever you go out or come in contact with anything else. But, too much soap and repetitive washing can lead to excessive dryness. Dry air and cold can also make your skin dry or can suck the moisture out.
It is essential that you lock in the moisture and prevent the skin from getting dry. So, make sure that you apply a good amount of moisturizer to provide the much-required moisture to your skin. To go one step ahead, you can wear cotton gloves after applying the moisturizer.
Additionally, use products that contain hyaluronic acid in them. It is known to promote moisture. You can also use OHM soap bar as it is a gentle soap with oil, milk and honey in it, which ensure that your body remains moisturized, soft & supple.
2. Avoid Touching Your Face
While touching your face with unwashed hands is the easiest way to spread coronavirus, it is also the easiest way to transfer dirt and germs to the skin which may result in breakouts, scars, pimples and whatnot.
Although it is not easy to kick-off the habit of touching face as on an average a human touches his/her face 2000-3000 times a day, it surely can be reduced considerably. There are multiple things you can do to avoid touching your face. For instance, you can avoid wearing lenses when you are not doing anything to avoid unnecessary contact. In addition, you can also wear a monkey cap to avoid contact with your hands. And, remind yourself again and again that you should not touch your face.
3. Don’t Forget SPF
Ironically, you will need SPF despite that you are staying at home. Staying at home doesn’t mean that you don’t need to wear sunscreen. This is because of the daylight and blue light, which can lead to premature ageing. Your window glass, doors, etc., are the source from where light can penetrate. The daylight definitely doesn’t burn your skin but will surely lead to ageing. Similarly, the light from tube light, television, etc., can harm your skin. So make sure you get your SPF.
4. Watch Out for Breakouts
Yes, you can get breakouts even if you are using no makeup and staying away from pollution. Your skin may look unhappy than ever despite you are at home. Well, there are a lot of reasons for it. The main culprits are low level of vitamin D, stress and hygiene.
Our pores don’t like too much of anything, and when our body is stressed, it releases cortisol which leads to more oil production, creating a spot or pimples.
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Vitamin D is essential for cell development and growth, and when we are inside, we can experience vitamin D deficiency. Make sure you get enough of vitamin D daily to give the much-needed boost to your skin health.
In terms of hygiene, make sure you wash your pillow cover and bed sheets on a weekly basis. Also, ensure that you exfoliate, hydrate, and cleanse your skin regularly.
You can also prevent breakouts by using products like Organic Ceramide Cream onto your skin every day. These types of products are known to have the right concentration of vitamins and essential components that makes our skin glowing.
5. Eat a Healthy Balanced Diet
We know that redrawing a healthy balanced diet is a tough task. In fact, what to eat for healthy skin is not easy to decipher. So, we are here to help you out. First of all, ensure that you take your daily dose of all the essential vitamins and minerals.
While vitamin A is a potent anti-ager, vitamin C is an antioxidant that prevents damage and evens out the skin tone. Make sure you have fruits rich in these vitamins.
Similarly, you also need a proper amount of iron and other minerals to enhance the internal system and provide adequate nourishment.
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6. Away From Devices
The devices like laptop, smartphone, etc., emit blue light, which is known as high energy visible (HEV) light. This type of light has harmful effects on the skin, promoting dark spots and ageing.
The act of looking at your phone could harm your neck and other body parts leading to early wrinkling. Make sure you take breaks from looking at the screen and help your skin heal.
These are all things that you should focus on while staying inside during this unfortunate lockdown phase. As our lives recalibrate, follow these tips and let them glean better skin. Who knows, in this period you may get a glowing new moon face.