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Covid Skin

Covid Skin

The effect of Covid 19, including spending more time at home, has brought a great focus on self-care and skin care has reaped the benefits. The pandemic has resulted in more time spent at home when people have decided to give their skin a respite from make-up and instead focus on a more rigorous skin care regime.

Most people are cleansing or moisturising more than they were pre-pandemic and a third have expanded their routine to include more products.

Using an average of 5 products daily, consumers are committed to their baseline facial routine which includes a combination of basic care but also targeted treatments such as exfoliators and masks.

Your skin care routine should vary from morning to night. When you wake up focus on protecting your skin from pollution, sun and other light waves. In the evening switch gears and apply regenerating ingredients. At night is when the skin regenerates itself. That is when we need to apply actives, not protectors, so consider a retinol formula that prompts cell turnover and aids smoothing the surface of fine lines and wrinkles in the skin.

Wearing face masks can dry out your skin and cause various skin rashes, including breakouts of acne, rosacea, folliculitis and contact dermatitis and it is in these circumstances we need to consider your  daily routine. Although these are distressing it is still essential to keep wearing a mask but there are ways we can address your concerns.

In my opinion we need a simple but effective routine so here is my suggestion. It is simple, not using too many products but they are all effective and you will soon see results.

In the morning: cleanse, hydrate, moisturise and protect using:

Reveal: Containing AHA’s; glycolic and citric acid, to gently remove the build-up of dead skin cells together with salicylic acid to remove impurities and excess oil. Our cleanser increases cell turnover while preparing the skin for the further application of recommend daily care.

Hydrate: A skin loving serum containing pure hyaluronic acid, a natural powerful humectant helping your skin maximise water retention and be fully hydrated reducing the appearance of fine lines, giving an even skin tone and youthful complexion.

Protect 20: Our signature moisturiser with sun protection factor 20 is an ultra-nourishing and anti-ageing moisturiser, providing all day hydration. Harnessing peptides to tighten and firm whilst diminishing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Skin loving oxidants encourage cell re-growth and regeneration.

In the evening: cleanse, exfoliate and regenerate using:

Reveal: Containing AHA’s; glycolic and citric acid, to gently remove the build-up of dead skin cells together with salicylic acid to remove impurities and excess oil. Our cleanser increases cell turnover while preparing the skin for the further application of recommend daily care.

Glow: A luxury anti-ageing wash with a mellow mango fragrance to exfoliate and help improve your complexion. Containing glycolic acid and quartz to stimulate, condition and polish skin to perfection. A twice weekly routine to leave skin looking younger, smoother fresher with a radiant glow!

R+: A powerful and highly effective serum containing 1% Retinol, a stabilised Vitamin A derivative which has been clinically proven to increase cell turnover. R+ will reduce pore size, resulting in firmer younger looking skin as well as reduce, visible signs of ageing including dark spots and uneven skin tone.

Just following this simple routine will see an improvement in your skin quality and I am sure you will want to continue with these products even when life gets back to some form of normality. (It seems many moons ago when we had no time, when we were always watching the clock and we had little or no times for ourselves), but I am sure once you establish this simple but effective regime you will always find the time to continue however busy our lives become hopefully in the near future.

All our products can be purchased online and in store.

If you are suffering with any additional skin problems Dr Sally is available for consultation during lockdown. Please contact clinic.