Lockdown in Preston has been tough – very tough, not least on our skin. Such a significant change in routine has been causing havoc with the complexions of many of us, so, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about most common skin complaints during lockdown.
So what are the most common lockdown skin complaints?
As many clinics and aesthetic treatment practitioners have been closed over this past year, it is understandable that lockdown skin complaints have become more common. And many people are experiencing similar issues. These include:
- Dry skin
Dry skin during the lockdown
Dry skin has become an increasingly common issue for people during the lockdown. This can cause patches to develop, with dry areas of rough flakey skin that contrast with the rest of the facial skin. This can also be itchy and uncomfortable. Dry skin can be caused by a number of factors, including:
- Cold weather – exposing the skin to cool temperatures and cold winds can allow the skin to lose moisture through pores. This loss of moisture means that the outer layer of skin losers vital nutrition and nourishment causing skin cells to die. During the lockdown months many of us have been spending more time outside, getting our daily exercise, and this has meant an increased exposure to cold weather especially on the face.
- Hot water – if you enjoy a hot bath or shower you may notice that dry skin is more of a frequent problem. This is because the heat of the water can again draw out the moisture from your outer skin cells leaving them weakened.
- Soaps and chemicals – during lockdown, if you’ve been tempted to try some home remedies you may have applied a range of different soaps and products that you would not normally consider. Some of these products can actually dry out the skin and that is why it is so important to work with an aesthetic practitioner who knows and understands your skin type.
Breakouts during lockdown
An increasing number of people are experiencing breakouts during lockdown. Breakouts can be caused by a range of factors including:
- Stress – the hormonal changes associated with stress and the change in cortisol levels can be a trigger for an acne breakout. While we are living through a global pandemic it is completely understandable that more people are experiencing stress breakouts.
- Clogged pores – if you haven’t been able to access your regular aesthetic treatment over the past year you may have started to experience breakouts. This may be because of clogged pores and the bacteria that can form here. Keeping on top of a regular and thorough skincare routine may be enough to help, but may not be enough to prevent this from occurring altogether.
Here at the Skin and Wellbeing Clinic, we offer a range of aesthetic treatments and procedures that can re-hydrate your skin and leave your skin glowing and vibrant. For more information or advice, get in touch with the team today.