In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some basic quarantine-related tips for skin care and skin health at home. For those dealing with anything from an acne breakout to issues with rosacea, eczema or various signs of aging showing up, this stressful stay-at-home period may be very different in terms of how you’d handle skin issues.
At the offices of Steven Jepson MD, we’re proud to offer not only quality Botox and laser skin treatments, but also an array of home skin care products and expertise on how to utilize them properly. In today’s part two of our series, we’ll go over some additional skin care tips to consider while isolating at home during this period, including a couple basic risks to avoid during these processes.
Keeping Skin Hydrated
One vital factor for those dealing with numerous skin conditions, from aging signs to acne and others, is keeping the skin hydrated properly on a daily basis. Oil production is a huge factor in the skin’s quality and protection, and cleansing actually tends to remove important lipids – it’s vital to keep hydration levels high to replenish these lipids.
Choose ideal moisturizers containing hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid. Our team will be happy to guide you toward the best products we offer for keeping the skin smooth and fighting dryness.
Touching and Prodding
You’ve likely heard the old adage about not picking your face during an acne breakout, and this same theme applies to numerous skin issues you may be experiencing. Touching and picking at these areas will only increase inflammation and scarring potential, plus can raise the risk of infection. While you obviously may need to touch certain areas to apply product and perform similar tasks, try to avoid incessantly picking at them if you can.
Immune System Boosts
Did you know that the immune system plays a role in skin quality? It’s not the only or largest factor, but elements like good sleep, healthy diet and strong water consumption will all play some part in immune function, which in turn will benefit your skin.
Risks of Over-Cleansing
As we noted earlier, cleansing can actually dry out the skin in some cases. This isn’t to say it should be avoided – skin cleansing is a valuable part of many skin regimens. That said, there are situations where you can cleanse too often, causing the skin to produce more oil and leading to adverse results. Generally speaking, we recommend cleaning skin twice per day, then blotting throughout the day if needed.
For more on skin care during isolation periods, or to learn about any of our medical spa services, speak to the staff at the offices of Steven Jepson, MD today.