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Covid-19 Skincare: How the Virus Affects Skin & Top 5 Tips to Get that Glow Back

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Coronavirus pandemic has hit millions of lives across the globe. Ones who get infected and recovered from the virus face numerous complications not only on internal organs but on skin and hair as well. Today, we’ll talk about the Top 5 Covid-19 skincare tips and how a good skincare routine helps your skin cells recover from the ill effects of the virus.

Skin care has though become an integral part of our lives, if you have a guide to good skin health in the covid-19 pandemic, it just bolsters your skin cells’ recovery rate.

People infected with the virus face skin issues like dull skin, rashes, flaking, dryness, and so on. Hold on and don’t press the ‘panic’ button yet! Here are the Top 5 Skincare Tips to help you get that glowy skin back with an effective skincare routine in covid-19 pandemic:

Covid-19 Skincare Tip No. 1: Feed Yourself Well

The impact of the virus is such that the body becomes weak physically. All the nutrition that you’ve had before won you the battle against the virus. Now it’s time to get back to rich diet for quicker recovery of your skin.

Add more green leafy vegetables to your diet. Leafy greens such as kale and spinach are a great source of antioxidants for healthier skin cells. These also load up the body with vitamins. For instance, Vitamin A – vital against dry and flaky skin; Vitamin C – helps repair the damage caused to collagen and elastin in skin; and Vitamin E that’s good for skin inflammation related issues.

Green vegetables are rich in beta-carotene, an antioxidant that plays a key role in renewal and repair of the damaged skin cells. You can also add superfoods like Avocado which has high content of Vitamin C, E, and K.

Add more citric food – orange, malta, sweet lemons – to your daily edibles, as Vitamin C helps our body produce collagen that keeps skin firm, wrinkle-resistant, and youthful.

Tip No. 2: Water Your Organs

Fever and cold during covid result in high levels of dehydration in your body. Bring in more fluids to your intakes. Fruits and vegetables juice, water (of course), milk, curd, yogurt, buttermilk, coconut water, green tea, and lemon water are a must have(s).

The more you drink and keep your body hydrated, it will reduce the heat inside and also flush out toxins.

Are you the one who can’t drink much but still want to be hydrated? Well, eat your water! Cucumber, tomatoes, papaya, watermelon, and muskmelon are highly rich in water, fibre and antioxidants.

Tip No. 3: Protein for Glowing Skin

How many times have we been taught since are childhood that proteins are the building blocks of life? When coronavirus has hit your body already, it’s high time to give the due credit to protein and the need your body has for it.

Protein promotes faster recovery of cells thus good skin cells = healthy skin. Fuel your body with eggs, chicken, red meat, salmon, nuts (all in a limited quantity and as per your appetite), soy chunks, tofu, paneer, pulses, and other such high protein food.

#DidYouKnow your body converts proteins into amino acids and reuses them to make other proteins, including the collagen and keratin that form the structure of your skin. These amino acids also help slough off old skin.

Tip No. 4: Choose Skincare Products Wisely

Now that you have body’s fuelling agents in place. It’s time to get your skincare basics right. Yes, ‘basics’! Stick to it. Go for a mild moisturizer to hydrate your outer skin layer. Cetaphil is one such and effective moisturizer without any harsh ingredients. Be sure your moisturiser:

  • Contains mineral oil or petrolatum
  • Comes in a tube rather than a pump-bottle
  • Is fragrance-free and dye-free

These types of moisturizers tend to feel less irritating to dry and chapped skin.

Facewash you had been using to foam up all over your face is gone by. Fill up your skin care products basket with creamy texture facewash which works more like a cleanser. Your skin due to covid needs care like a baby bum, wipe it but gently! DermaCo and Cetaphil provide face cleansers for sensitive skin care.

Wear SPF as a must. If you are going out with your masks up, it is as essential to be protected from direct sunlight and UV rays as it is from coronavirus. SPF 30-45 is good to go with.

Tip No. 5: Skin Issues Defying Remedies

We recommend you to lesser outings during the pandemic and avoid visiting skin clinics for facial skin treatments or rejuvenation sessions. Rather, bring home the best skin treatments to strengthen inner and deep skin cells that get damaged to due covid-19 adversities.

Skincare devices like ultrasonic skin shovel/spatula/scrubber boost collagen production and skin elasticity. These advanced skincare tools heal your skin faster and save you from hefty clinical derma sessions.

This is also known as induction or infusion therapy. The face mask and face shield we are wearing in the coronavirus era are not giving the space for skin cells to breathe or assimilate the serums applied on face. Such tools help your lotions and serum reach the roots of the skin and repair from the scratch while effectively lifting up and tightening the sagging skin.

Deep infusion through ultrasonic skin spatula makes cells healthier and helps churn out gunk and underlying dirt.

That’s it! Nothing more you need other than exactly what your skin care regime demands right now to get your cells be repaired and healed completely with these covid-19 skincare tips.