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Skin Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic lockdown

Given how we are all at home, in a conscious and group effort to defeat the novel coronavirus, it’s easy to feel bored and/or stressed. While trying to get used to a new normal, we need to update our routine, including our skin and Hands, care. Staying at home has given us all a great opportunity to switch up our skincare routine and focus some time and attention on it.

Skincare routine:

The basic three steps of skincare remain the same. Prolonged usage of masks can cause bruising, pigmentation, pressure-related changes on the skin, or contact dermatitis to the material of the mask for which you may need to meet your dermatologist.

Cleansing, moisturizing and sunscreen is a person’s best friend when it comes to pampering the skin. The choice of cleanser/face washes/soaps depends on the skin type for That you just need to your Dermatologist.

Care of the hands:

Handwashing and routine use of hand sanitizers have become a norm in the COVID times in young and the old alike. As much as it keeps the virus at bay, a lot of people have started complaining of increased dryness of the hands, burning sensation, peeling of skin and development of dry patches, and developing cracks in the hand skin. This results from repeated hand wash and use of hand sanitizers which destroys the natural moisturizers and protective layer of the skin. As much as hand hygiene is necessary during these times few tips will prevent the development of these problems.


Meeting your dermatologist at the earliest if you develop cuts in the skin or dry patches on the hands that do not resolve on moisturizer application.


Avoid long nails.


Repeated use of coconut oil on the hand also helps prevent dryness and flaking of skin.


Wearing hand gloves while using harsh soaps during mopping, vessel cleaning or washing clothes.

Diet and lifestyle changes:

The incorporation of simple techniques in routine practice not only helps the skin but also helps in having a healthy mind and body. Simple changes in lifestyle and routines will go a long way in giving you not only beautiful skin but also a healthy mind and body.

Exercising daily and meditating for sometime during the day is a good option. Eat foods rich in antioxidants like lemons, limes, tomatoes, Haldi. Do not binge or overeat and drink plenty of water.

Dr. Sneh Thadani

( Skin Soul Clinic, Vashi Navi Mumbai. )


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