The Ultimate Lockdown Skincare Tips by DNA Skin Clinic’s Dr. Priyanka Reddy

Lockdown Skincare Tips by Dr. Priyanka Reddy

Covid-19 outbreak has prompted many of us to question how strong our immunity is. The lockdown has given us an opportunity to take a break from the daily hustle-bustle and focus on our overall health and well-being. But with staying at home all day, many of us are getting lax about our skincare routines. Let’s not forget that skin is the largest organ of the body and taking care of it is just as important for your overall wellbeing. Keeping your skin healthy is the most effective treatment to enhance your beauty, and here’s what you can do during the lockdown to get healthy and glowing skin.

1. Try Natural Home Remedies

·       If you have sensitive skin, you can make a face mask by combining fresh aloe-vera gel and a few organic honey drops. Also, prepare ice cubes made of aloe vera gel, honey, and basil leaves. Apply the face mask and leave it on for 15-20 minutes. Then rub the face with the prepared ice cubes for 5 minutes. Rinse with cool water and pat dry. This can be done 2-3 times a day.

·       For the oily skin type, you can make a paste by combining fresh aloe vera gel, fresh neem leaves, and a pinch of turmeric powder. Prepare ice cubes made of aloe vera gel and neem leaves. Apply the paste to your face for 20 minutes and then rub the face with the ice cubes. Rinse with cool water. This can be done every day.

·       If you have dry skin, then honey and curd are excellent natural moisturizers. Simply make a paste of curd and organic honey and apply it to the face. Wait for 20 minutes and then rub your face with ice cubes made of curd and honey. Wash with cool water and pat dry.

2. Say Yes To Balanced Diet

·       Eat Collagen-boosting foods. Collagen is the most abundant protein in our body and an integral part of our hair and skin. Collagen helps in new skin cells generation and keeps the existing ones supple and firm.  Plant-based citrus fruits, berries, guava, and vegetables such as spinach and kale help boost collagen.

·       Don’t forget your micronutrients. Vitamin C is essential for collagen production and absorption. It also helps in boosting immunity. Similarly, Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Vitamin E, and Vitamin B are also essential for keeping the skin healthy. To include all micronutrients in your diet, the easiest way is to eat as many colorful fruits and vegetables as possible.

·       Eat antioxidant-rich foods. Antioxidant can help at the cellular level and protect the skin against damage from external factors such as sun and pollution. Antioxidants also slow down the process of skin’s aging by neutralizing harmful free radicals. Red bell pepper, papaya, and blueberries are some of the antioxidant-rich foods.

3. Always Stay Hydrated

While you are indoors and in a cooler environment, don’t forget to keep yourself hydrated. Water aids in the absorption of nutrients that are essential for the skin’s health. Drinking adequate water will also help keep the skin moisturized and make it appear more plump and supple. Besides this, regular physical activity is essential for healthy and glowing skin. To take care of the sweat, dab your face with a clean cotton cloth while you are exercising. Avoid harsh rubbing, and never repeat the same cloth without washing.

Happy Skincare!

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Dr. Priyanka Reddy
Dr. Priyanka Reddy is a renowned dermatologist, cosmetologist and trichologist in Bangalore, India. She is the founder of DNA Skin Clinic and Wellness Centre, a leading dermatology centre in the city. She has a keen eye for aesthetics and believes in a holistic approach to healthy skin, body, and mind.