The outbreak of COVID-19 has forced people to stay indoors and in self-isolation. It is taking a toll on both physical and mental health of many people. Here we are referring to skincare as “physical health.”
Although social distancing has given enough time to give our skin breathe and keep it hydrated and glowing, it has not turned out that way for many.
Notably, many women are witnessing acne breakout during the lockdown. Besides acne, women are also experiencing other issues like dark spots and dull skin more than ever.
Why Your Skin is Breaking out More During the Lockdown?
The reasons behind skin issues during the lockdown is due to a combination of factors.
One of the fundamental reasons for a breakout is related hormones. Notably, women in their 20s, face acne breakout due to hormones called “androgens” and testosterone. Usually, the level of androgen stays relatively stable throughout the month, just before women start their period, the hormones like estrogen and progesterone drop. Now, a high level of testosterone triggers breakouts.
Here are five more reasons for acne breakouts while staying indoors during the lockdown:
Stress causes the body to release cortisol. When it happens frequently, estrogen production goes down, leading to a high level of androgen. Stress causes the sebaceous glands to produce more oil, and excess fat closes up the skin pores. The clogged pores result in inflammation and lead to acne breakouts.
Ditching the Skincare Routine
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Not Drinking Enough Water
Even when you are at home, you need to keep yourself hydrated by drinking water throughout the day. Drinking water will help you get rid of body toxins. Most people often tend to forget this important thing, and this is one of the reasons for acne breakouts.
Not Having Enough Sleep
Overeating too much of oily/sugary food
Things you should do to Keep Your Skin Healthy and Glowing
If your skin is already looking dull, exfoliate twice daily to get rid of dry and dead skin. If you do not have the right kind of skincare products, try natural ingredients such as honey, milk, turmeric, cucumber, aloe vera, or rose water for cleansing and facial.
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If you are too busy or find it hassling to take care of your skin at home, we can help you. Our aesthetic skin care clinic in California is operational. We are providing services to clients based on appointments, adhering to the social distancing directive. Call us at 408-294-2399 for a date, or write to info@RaniMD.com, and we will be happy to serve you.