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Combating The Issue Of ‘Lockdown Skin’
by Ypatia Mitsatsou
The pandemic has really taken its toll on how we look and feel inside. Kear Cosmetics shares with us the best ways to combat lockdown skin and feel great again.
2020 was quite a year for all the wrong reasons. Our daily routines have changed out of all recognition, so it’s perhaps no surprise that we’re all feeling it outwardly and inwardly right now. All that said, there are things we can do to mitigate the impact on ourselves, including turning to natural skin care products.
Our skin is the body’s largest organ and it’s central to all-round wellness. Lockdown skin is the term that’s been given to describe all the stress, worry and lack of sunlight caused by having to stay indoors for too long. Here we look at what you can do to combat it.
The Effects Of Stress On Your Skin
World events have certainly caused us to worry more and this worry creates stress. Aside from making us feel bad, stress can show on the outside too. When we get stressed, a hormone called cortisol is released and this can lead to excess oil being produced, which in turn can result in inflammation and troublesome breakouts.
Of course, natural skin care products can help in this regard and you should always maintain your self-care routine, however, the best way to combat the problem at its source: by fighting stress itself. Relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing, meditation, muscle relaxation, and self-massage carried out each day with some relaxing body oil is a great way to do just that.
Broken Routines Have Taken Their Toll
Being stuck at home due to social distancing might seem like a chance to decompress to begin with, but you soon realise that we all have routines that we’ve become used to. A drastic break from this routine can take its toll on your skin, as we eat, sleep and act differently.
So, if you want your skin to shine, you can use exfoliating soap, natural body oil and other natural cosmetics to support your skin and your new routine. If you’re used to walking to work, taking a walk around the block in the morning can really help, as can going to bed at the right time and getting dressed, rather than sitting around all day in your PJs!
A Lack Of Sunlight Can Lead To Dull Skin
There’s a very good chance that being inside more than you usually would is having a dulling effect on your skin. That’s because there’s vitamin D in sunlight and this element is key to skin rejuvenation and the generation of new skin cells. The good news is that getting more sunlight is easy and free!
Too much sunlight can obviously cause the ageing process to start much earlier than you might expect, so you need to ensure that you don’t spend too long in the sun. That said, you do need to spend some time out in the daylight to get your vitamin D to help your skin and to support your mental health.
Just A Little Focus Can Help You Look And Feel Better
It can be easy during these difficult times we’re in to lose the will for self-care and start feeling sorry for ourselves, but we’re here to tell you that just a little focus can make all the difference. Establishing a routine that involves getting outside can provide a huge uplift to you and the skin you’re in.
At Kear, we’re all about natural wellness and we offer timeless natural skin care products that blend long standing wisdom with modern technology. Our beauty range harnesses the power of Ancient Greek beauty products to help you stay feeling and looking young.
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