Coronavirus has been around us since a year now and every day we get some new information about it. There have been a lot of changes because of the pandemic. Be it the beauty industry or the skincare companies they are trying their best to adapt to the changes so that their businesses survive.
Skin is our body’s largest organ. Changes in the skin can reveal a lot about our health. Our skin does a big job for us. Each inch of our skin is made up of 19 million skin cells, 650 sweat glands, 20 blood vessels, and 1000 nerve endings. It is our first line to defence against the outside world which includes allergens and irritants. Maintaining a healthy skin barrier is important. Our skin is more like an immune organ than a protective organ. Respect your skin with smart skin care habits that will help you keep it healthy.
Even after being a respiratory disease, people who test positive for the virus sometimes suffer from skin rashes and hair fall. And as we always need to wear a mask for prevention, many problems of dryness and itchiness are marked by people. Now let us talk about if we need to change our skincare routine to adapt to the pandemic or not.
As we always need to wear face masks now, there are a lot of people suffering from acne, friction dermatitis, and dry skin. It is important that we follow a well-thought skincare routine even if we are sitting at home. Your routine needs to be altered if it includes a cleanser that has antibacterial components. Spray toner is said to be a better option as it avoids direct contact of the product with the skin. Using sunscreen helps to form a layer over our skin which helps to prevent irritation and aggressive skin even if you are wearing a mask for a long time. You must always use a breathable material for your masks like silk or cotton.
Makeup under Your Mask
You must consider taking a break from makeup if you need to wear a mask constantly. Wearing heavy makeup will stain and smudge the mask. And the residue on the mask can lead to breakouts. You can wear light makeup and keep a cooling spray like thermal spring water to hydrate your skin. Always follow the cleanser, toner, moisturizer routine and use a rich moisturizer with hyaluronic acid. You must prefer a mild face scrub in every 10 days during the pandemic. Always use a clean face mask. Wash your masks on a regular basis to get rid of bacteria and dirt on it.
We usually don’t have a hand care routine but it is very important to take care of your hands during the pandemic. One of the important things to prevent Covid-19 is keeping your hands clean and free from germs. You must wash your hands regularly and use an alcohol-based sanitizer. A lot of hand washing and sanitizing can affect our skin and strip our hands of their natural oils. To avoid this, you must use cool or lukewarm water and soap to wash your hands. After washing your hands, you must moisturize them. If your hands feel dry apply moisturize more often.
Don’t give up on wearing a mask and washing your hands regularly. Just take proper care of your skin. It isn’t like we will have to make big changes in our routine but we will have to be more careful. Try to know what is best for your skin and make suitable changes in your routine or make a routine according to your skin type and need. Not all skin types are the same so just following the routine of your friend or from the internet might not work for you. You must do proper research before doing anything on your skin. If you aren’t satisfied with the internet and are not confident about its suggestions, contact a dermatologist. Do the best you can for your skin.
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