5 Skincare Mistakes To Avoid During Lockdown

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Following the recent announcements, the lockdown restrictions will be lifted gradually over the next four months, meaning we once again be able to visit our favourite facial aesthetics clinics.

But while lockdown continues, many of us have adopted lockdown skincare regimes, such as ‘skinimalism’. But whatever your pandemic pampering plans, it can be easy to make mistakes when it comes to skincare. Here are some tips to help look after your skin.

1. Don’t forget SPF

UV damage from the sun is not solely a summer affliction. The sun shines 365 days of the year (believe it or not!), so it is important to slather on the SPF every day to protect from harmful UVA and UVB rays that can cause premature ageing and skin cancer.

2. Turn down the heat

You might want to recreate that spa experience at home, but steaming your face with hot water might cause problems, as heat can cause irritation that will damage your skin. Simply washing your face with a gentle cleanser and tepid water will clean your face just as well, without the risk of heat damage.

3. Don’t aggravate maskne

Much as with any sort of acne, refrain from picking or scratching at breakouts, as it will lead to scarring, and spread the acne-causing bacteria to other parts of your face.

4. Stay hydrated

The combination of cold weather and central heating often leads to an increase in sensitivity and dryness, meaning keeping hydrated is essential. Make sure your heating is turned off at night to help reduce dryness.

5. Avoid DIY aesthetic procedures

While clinics remain closed, some people have resorted to having aesthetic procedures carried out by unqualified and inexperienced individuals, causing ‘Bad Botox’ faces, droopy eyelids, and facial asymmetry. Avoid any such treatments, and make an appointment for your aesthetician when you are able.

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