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Lockdown Skincare: Avoid These Mistakes To Prevent Your Skin From Getting Worse During Change Of Season

Lockdown skincare: Always use moisturiser especially at these times when there are high chances of dry skin. Use moisturiser 2-3 times a day. Read here to know more tips that can be helpful for taking care of your skin during lockdown.

Lockdown Skincare: Avoid These Mistakes To Prevent Your Skin From Getting Worse During Change Of Season

Skincare: Wash your face regular to keep your skin fresh and clean

HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Hydrate yourself through the day
  2. Always use moisturiser
  3. Consume a healthy diet to feel fresh and healthy in winter

At this time when we are indoors almost the whole time, we almost neglect to care for our skin. Because this is the time it needs unique care and attention. We generally forget that our skin is exposed to the heat and dust, even if you are sitting in your home. And, because we all are under the air conditioner all the time, it may just make things even worse. Some people are observing a skin breakout and many other skin problems during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Here are the tips you should follow to prevent your skin from getting worse in lockdown:


1. During this time, changing weather tends to aggravate dry skin, and especially in low humidity conditions. Going outdoors under the harsh sunlight has become minimal these days, still drying of skin is unavoidable.

2. Hydrate yourself through the day, as water helps to get rid of toxins in the body. Most people don't drink water on a regular basis, and this also causes acne.

Also read: Skincare: What Are Acne Scars? Know Treatment Options

3. Stop washing your face with any soap. Always use a good face wash to clean your skin. It removes dirt from the surface of the skin and keeps the face fresh, and will not dry out the skin as soaps do.

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Always use a good face wash to clean your skin. It removes dirt from the surface of the skin and keeps the face fresh
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4. Don't eat any kind of junk food. Always take a healthy diet, exercise, hydrate yourself at regular intervals, sleep well and have foods which are rich in vitamin D. So that it can keep your skin acne-free.

5. Even if we are confined to our house, we still need to follow a dedicated skincare regime for the nourishment of our skin. Nourish the skin with a face pack once a week and follow a nightly cleansing ritual every day. These are important for a glowing and healthy skin.

Also read: What Is Micellar Water? Heres How It Can Do Wonders To Your Skin Care Routine

6. We should stop using the wrong products, especially on the skin. If anybody suffers from dry skin conditions, it is mandatory to use products that are suitable for the skin type.

7. Wash your face regularly. Sitting at home does not mean that we do not need to wash our face. In this scorching heat, it makes us sweat and the dust clog the pores on the skin surface. So, it is always necessary to keep your face clean and fresh. Wash your face properly twice a day.

8. But do not wash your face harshly. Splash some water on the face if you feel tired or hot. This will keep the facial skin free of excess oil, sweat and bacteria and it rescues acne and pimples like skin problems.

9. Always use moisturiser especially at these times when there are high chances of dry skin. Use moisturiser 2-3 times a day.

Also read: Should You Use A Moisturiser If You Have Oily Or Acne-Prone Skin?

10. In this lockdown, sleeping habits of all of us have become irregular. For a healthy and glowing skin, Proper sleep is essential. Avoid waking up till late at night. Get a perfect sleep for at least 8 to 10 hours every night. This will bring a youthful glow to the skin.


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(Dr. Ajay Rana, Dermatologist and Aesthetic Physician, ILAMED)

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