The Best Skincare Tips for Covid19
September 24, 2020
Having a proper skin care regimen is an absolute must on regular days, so you can imagine how important it is during a pandemic. It’s not just the virus (which of course, has nothing to do with your skin), it’s the change of habits that affects your skin’s health and vivacity. This is precisely why you need all the help you can get with these skincare tips.
Now, we know what you may think: “We wash our hands and face more than usual, using all the sanitizer we can get, why would our skin even need extra care?” The answer is quite simple – any change, be it big or small, requires us to adapt. And since that’s the case, here is everything you need to know about your skin during Covid19.
Mask and Unmask
Studies have shown that more often than not, masks have an absolute negative effect on our skin. In fact, people have been suffering from so many breakouts, they’ve dubbed the skin condition “Maskne”. The reason for this is the constant friction of the mask against the skin which can inflame existing skin conditions but also induce completely new ones. You can read all about Maskne and its causes right here, but let’s focus on a skincare tip that’ll help you get through it.
What can you do?
Treating Maskne is fairly simple if you stick to a couple of guidelines. The first is regularly changing the mask to make sure that you don’t constantly re-introduce the bacteria to your skin. If you’re one of those people who are required to wear their mask for long periods of time, make sure that you add a replenishing clay mask that would be able to provide you with a deeper cleanse. Remember, giving your skin that extra boost is quite necessary these days.
Hydration is Key
We’ve often spoken about how important it is to hydrate your skin from the inside out (that is, drink a substantial amount of water), but dehydration and dry skin is just another side effect that the mask has. The mask rubbing against our facial skin can either create increased sebum production and induce oiliness, or rob the skin of its natural moisture, causing it to dry. Furthermore, the dry air in the house doesn’t make things better. But naturally, we have the perfect skincare tip for you!
What can you do?
When it comes to dehydration there are two things you should do. First, and the most obvious is upping your water intake, and make sure you’re drinking at least 8 cups of water a day. The next thing you should do, if you aren’t already, is moisturize as much as needed. A high-quality moisturizer contains natural oils, such as jojoba oil and shea butter, all of which nourish and moisturize the skin as well as assist in reducing irritation and redness (which just happen to be Maskne’s main symptoms).
Miss a Rinse
This is by no means us telling you not to rinse your face, but the repetitive face and hand washing is just one other new habit that you’ve recently picked up. The water may potentially hinder the skin’s natural oil production, oil that the skin needs for healthy moisture levels. Furthermore, there are certain rinsing habits that you should avoid. For instance, using hot rather than lukewarm water can also lead to reduced sebum levels. So, what’s the solution?
What can you do?
First and foremost, check the water temperature. Your facial skin is the thinnest and most sensitive skin tissue in your body, which is why there is no point in using scorching hot water. Use lukewarm water, but more importantly, a non-alcohol based face wash. It shouldn’t contain any harsh chemicals and should be used twice a day. More than twice, and you’ll dry your skin out, less, and you won’t be efficiently fighting the potential bacteria.
Skincare Tips Essentials
Masks, rinsing, dehydration, breakouts, and irritation, these are just some of the things our skin has to go through during this pandemic. With the constant routine change, don’t leave your skin out, make sure it gets the right kind of treatment. Besides, this time is a great opportunity to adopt new habits, a new skincare regimen should definitely be one of them.