The Corona Virus is having a major impact the world over…but for many of us, it has also been a much needed break from our everyday stressful life. No working late at nights, no waking up early, no need for makeup every day, rushing to a meeting… as well as less exposure to sun and pollution..not to mention more opportunity to sleep!
Life in lockdown theoretically might seem to be more stress-free and a golden opportunity for your skin the ability to heal and rejuvenate. However, the stress involved might also bring unexpected problems. Here’s what you need to know about the downside of ‘Lockdown Skin’..
Are you dealing with Skin Problems during Quarantine?
Even when given a break from the major factors known to damage the skin, many of us are experiencing unexpected skin issues. During this self-quarantine period, your skin might be facing one or more of these problems:
- Oiliness, and
Eat, Sleep, Work-from-home, and Repeat – has this been your schedule lately? With this kind of routine, it becomes somewhat natural to rely on snacking on junk food due to boredom. Eating fatty and sugar laden food aggravates kapha imbalance and leads to acid balance disturbance. This in turn leads to excess production of sebum (oily skin) making it prone to breakouts.
Another cause is dehydration. Not drinking enough water and frequent intake of coffee, tea and sugary beverages can dehydrate the skin. And..If your air condition is always on, the chances of dry skin increases.
Skin problems are also stimulated by stress. If you’re worried about the financial consequences of this lockdown and how your future may be impacted, your cortisol levels are bound to increase dramatically. Increase in cortisol levels add to stress, which in turn can lead to oily skin and breakouts.
With more free-time, many of us are spending much more time on or our electronic devices, even as we know that long-term blue light exposure causes skin damage, including hyperpigmentation, inflammation and weakening of the skin matrix, which can result into aging of skin. It can also causes eye strain, under eye dark circles and puffiness.
How to Improve Your Skin During Lockdown
- Replace fat laden and sugary foods with nutritious fruits and vegetables that will nourish, detox and feed your skin with vitamins and antioxidants.
- Your skin has taken a break from pollution and bacteria, but remember that not all bacteria are bad for the skin. Adopt a personalized skin care regimen and use our organic facial masks to establish healthy skin microbiome.
- Though we have limited sun exposure during lockdown, but make sure your skin is protected with Mineralized Organic Sunscreen with SPF 30+ when spending time on the terrace, balcony, park or grocery shopping.
- Following an Organic Morning & Nightly Skin Care Regimen is as important in the quarantine period as it is on any other day. Breaking the regime can halt the progress and your skin will no longer be protected from the factors of skin damage and the natural process of aging.
- Take break from electronic screens. Instead invest your time in reading books, hobbies or spending quality family time.
- Take special care of the delicate area around the eyes. If you can’t afford to give yourself a break from using your laptop, use our Aloe Eye Serum to soothe and nourish eye skin.
- If your skin is feeling dry, apply Vanilla Silk Body Butter for a long-lasting moisture. Based in Shea Butter and other natural plant oils, this Body Butter will not only lock in skin moisture, but also leaves your skin feel renewed and refreshed.
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