Covid-19 and Skin Care
Skin Care during COVID-19 Pandemic

Because of the strictness and prevention from the pandemic, we wash our hands frequently and wear masks to cope with coronavirus, causing dry out skin and various kinds of skin problems.

These days, hand sanitizers are used to wash hands and wear face masks outside when going public, often for over 12 hours, which are the primary keys to reducing the spread of the coronavirus, but these PPEs have damaged the skin. By making some simple changes to our face and hands skincare routine we can reduce the skincare problems during these pandemics.

Facial Care

Many people work in restaurants, salons, retail stores, and other public places where they have to wear masks throughout their duty time during the pandemic. According to experts, wearing cloth masks can reduce the spread of the virus by people who have infected with the virus and prevent others to get infected by the virus.

Masks mostly affect our nose bridge, cheeks, and the skin behind the ears. Masks can cause rashes and itchiness. Damp and sweaty conditions can lead to acne breakouts and other skin problems under the mask. Follow these steps to avoid problems.

 Wear Barrier Ointment or Bandages

Mostly skin injury because of pressure and friction of masks. To prevent or relieve this condition use a thin layer of zinc oxide or and a good kind of product to protect your skin. Zinc oxide is mostly used in products for diaper rashes and severely chapped skin problems. It is good to use an anti-rational cream on the nose bridge and behind the ears.

Using a bandage between the mask and skin pressure points is also a good idea. Ask your pharmacist or doctor for a better kind of bandage that provides cooling relief and comfort to your skin during the use of a mask.

Consistently Care for Your Skin

Always wash and moisturize your face before and after mask use. Always use a good quality product like Brilliance Skin Care which is very good and non-comedogenic, which means these products did not clog skin pores, never use products with petrolatum which is a common ingredient in cheap quality products, such as petroleum reduces the mask’s function if you have an oily skin type.

Acne Should be Treated

If you are facing an acne problem, cleanse your face and skin regularly and use moisturizer and Brilliance Skincare Cream to overcome the problem, avoid squeezing, and popping the pimples, it may increase infection and inflammation of the skin area.

Reduce Blisters

Because wearing a mask for a long time blisters can be formed, if a blister forms clean your skin and apply antibiotic cream or a good kind of a skincare product as a protective barrier between the mask and blister.

Hands care

The most important thing to protect yourself against the coronavirus pandemic is to clean your hands frequently to keep your hands clean and germs free. CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) recommends washing your hands with mild soap and lukewarm water for at least 20 seconds, or a sanitizer that contains 60% alcohol. 

Lots of washing hands cause loss of their natural oil, which protects hands from dryness and cracking skin. Follow these simple steps for hand skincare.

Use Gloves.

Use good quality gloves, while using disinfectants or other kinds of chemicals against germs. Because some ingredients are used in these materials can be harmful to your skin and damage your hands.

Treat Your Hands Gently 

Before and after wearing gloves, wash your hands with lukewarm or cool water with soap. use lukewarm water instead of hot water to wash because it can damage your skin and increase dryness. Do not use cleansers, because they are not useful for preventing skin infections, they contain different fragrances and chemicals that can damage the skin. Use Brilliance skincare cream for better results 

Don’t Ignore the Importance of Early Skin Protection

Use a good quality moisturizer on your hands regularly, even if they do not feel chapped or dry. Preventing skin infection before developing any kind of infection or irritation is more effective than trying to catch up when the skin is already damaged, cracked, and broken.