COVID Lockdown: Use This Time To Pamper Your Skin | Kosmoderma
COVID has caused a global pandemic situation with most people confined to their homes. During this lockdown time, it is very easy to lose our regular routine be it our exercise, diet, skincare or haircare as they may seem so trivial given the overall seriousness of the situation. Don’t trivialize your skin issues.
Your skin is the largest organ in your body and the first defence barrier. Stress, poor nutrition, all impact your skin first, which in turn can decrease your immunity as our sense of regularity which is tied in with our daily schedule is lost. But one of the advantages of the lockdown though has been the number of skincare tips that are available on the net for people to look up to keep their skin healthy on a daily basis. But are the tips on how to use skincare valid? It’s essential to know what works for your skin and what does not.
Follow these skincare tips for glowing skin during lockdown:
- Wash your face daily twice with Soap free PH balanced cleanser
If you have acne prone skin or oily skin, use a salicylic based cleanser.Skin care tip for DIY at home:
If you don’t have a salicylic acid cleanser, use your normal cleanser and add 5 drops of lemon juice to it before applying to the face. This will help control the oil and also give you glowing skin.Tip for glowing skin:
After cleaning the face, apply tomato pulp on the skin for 5 mins thrice a week to get your skin to glow.
- Apply a sunscreen with Spf 30 even if at home
If there is daylight coming through the window, it can still damage your skin, so wear sunscreen even during lockdown when indoors. Use an SPF of 30 minimum for daily use.
- Exfoliate your skin once a week
Dead skin piles up on our skin and if unexfoliated lead to dull-looking skin. At the moment it might not be possible to get your routine facials or peels or microdermabrasion at your dermatologist’s office, So exfoliate at home once a week. Based on your skin type use the appropriate exfoliant. If you have sensitive skin, don’t use beads or rough exfoliants instead choose AHA (Alpha hydroxy acids) to exfoliate.Skin care tip for DIY at home
Make a sugar scrub for yourself at home if you don’t have store-bought exfoliants.
1 cup sugar, 2 cups oil (almond or coconut or olive), 5 drops essential oil (tea tree for oily skin, lavender for sensitive skin, rose for red skin) Mix and let it set in a jar for 3 days. Post this you can scoop a small amount and use as a scrubTip for glowing skin:
Try using the Kosmoderma Detan lotion (AHA lotion) leave on skin for 20 mins daily as a exfoliant.
- Use a face mask at least once a week
Once you exfoliate your skin, it’s key to use a face mask for healthy glowing skin.
Clay masks are excellent for oily skin and acne-prone skin. The Kosmoderma Purity mask is excellent for acne-prone skin and the Kosmoderma SkinBrite mask is excellent for glowing skin.Skin care tip for DIY at home
Mix 1 tbsp gram flour, 1 tbsp of fresh cream or yoghurt or dahi. Let it set for 5 mins and apply to face and neck. This will seal your skin post exfoliation and is a great tip for glowing skin.
- Don’t forget the lips
During this time, due to the stress, lip licking can become a habit, this leads to chapped dry lips and discolouration of the lips. Be conscious about lip licking. Use your moisturizer on your lips followed by Vaseline as a sealant. If you have a lip balm with Vitamin E, this will be helpful.Skin care tip for DIY at home
Use Vitamin E capsules kept in the fridge. At night prick it and apply to lips and eye area.
If not Vitamin E, then use coconut oil on these areas.
- Drink plenty of fluids
Don’t forget to drink fluids during the lockdown. At least 8 glasses of water, 1 smoothie, tender coconut water if possible as it is full of potassium and necessary electrolytes for your body.Skin care tip for DIY at home
Skin Anti-oxidant anti-inflammatory smoothie:
1 apple, 1 banana, 10 spinach leaves, 1 kiwi, 1/2 cup pomegranate, 1/2 cup almond milk or regular milk, 1 tsp moringa powder. Blend together and drink right away.
This super booster smoothie will give you antioxidants, essential minerals, vitamins B, C, D, E, protein which is essential for maintaining your skin health and boosting your immunity. It also helps reduce inflammation in the body.
- Eat Healthy
It’s very easy to revert to having junk food, frozen food and ready-made foods during the lockdown. But do remember that maintaining your immunity is critical during this period. Try to get in as many fresh fruits and vegetables that you can. The more colourful the food the betterSkin care tip for DIY at home
Soak 5 almonds overnight, in the morning peel off the skin and eat them on empty stomach followed by a glass of hot water. You must peel the almonds as the skin contains tannin which decreases your nutrition absorption.
Following these skincare tips during your lockdown will help achieve glowing skin and maintain your skin health. During lockdown getting some of the skincare or getting into your routine is tough, in fact impossible, but with the DIY tips, you can still maintain your skin health sufficiently till it’s time to get back to our normal daily life. Stay safe, Stay healthy and Feel and Look your BEST!
Kosmoderma Skin, Hair & Lasers Clinics are dedicated to medical excellence in the field of Cosmetic Dermatology with international accreditation and facilities.
We offer scientifically proven treatments using US FDA approved technology. All our products have undergone extensive research and trials in USA, Europe and India. We pride ourselves in offering safe, effective and affordable treatments with high standards of quality. Kosmoderma gives personalized consults with skincare and uses a facial analyzer and 3D imaging of the skin to analyze and personalize the treatments and skin regimen.