Skin Care for The Effects of Coronavirus Stress on Skin
Recent medical studies have proven what doctors and aestheticians have long known: mental stress can lead to physical problems with the body – and that includes many negative impacts on the skin.
Never in recent history have Americans been under such stressful conditions for so long. The worry, fear, isolation, economic uncertainty and social isolation of the Coronavirus has put all of us under an unprecedented amount of stress. As a result, many women, men and teens may be experiencing skin problems such as acne, eczema flare-ups, dryness, and even increased wrinkles and lines.
Additionally, wearing a mask for prolonged periods can cause skin to become red, irritated, oily, or inflamed – leading to rashes, blisters, clogged pores and breakouts.
In this article board Detroit area board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali discusses some of the most common effects that stress can have on the skin – and offers some effective skin care remedies that can help counter these problems.
The Effect of Stress on the Skin
When a person experiences a stressful situation, the body’s produces more of the stress hormone “cortisol”. And the increase cortisol causes the skin to increase production of oil. And we all know that too much oil production can clog pores and cause acne to “flare-up”. Even people who have never had acne before may develop temporary “stress-related acne” as a result of the worry, anxiety or uncertainty of the Coronavirus situation.
Furthermore, a recent study in the medical journal Archives of Dermatology reported that stress can also reduce the skin’s ability to act as a “protective barrier”. This can result in moisture loss and skin dehydration – as well as decreased ability of the skin to repair itself. Skin not only dries out and cracks, but new wrinkles can develop because the skin is no longer effectively repairing itself.
And, while emotional stress adversely impacts the functions of the skin in people without pre-existing conditions – stress wreaks even more havoc on individuals with prior skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis.
Skin Care Tips for Coronavirus Stress
While it may sound cliché, eating right, staying active, exercising, meditating, and getting sufficient sleep are all “stress-busting” tools that can help people reduce Coronavirus stress.
To help protect your skin during Coronavirus isolation and stress, follow these four guidelines:
#1. Avoid very hot showers or baths – which can dry out skin,
#2. Use detergent-free soaps on your face and body,
#3. Wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen (at least SPF 30), and
#4. Maintain a consistent skincare routine that includes cleansing, moisturizing and skin nourishing.
Skin Care Pproducts for Coronavirus Stress
Here are skin care products – available on our website for FREE home shipping – that can help you maintain a skin care regimen that counteracts the effects of stress on your skin.
ZO Oil Control Pads can help remove the excess production of oil due to Coronavirus stress, as well as normalize pore size, and reduce irritation.
ZO Daily Power Defense is a powerful antioxidant serum that fights the free radical damage caused by stress and environmental factors. It can improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles and promote overall skin health.
ZO Hydrating Crème can relieve the symptoms of severely dry skin while soothing visible irritation and replenishing skin’s natural moisture to aid in skin recovery. It also supports skin barrier restoration that has been compromised by the effects of Coronavirus stress.
Finally, five exceptional skin-nourishing sunscreen products – with up to SPF 50 – are available at a 15% discount on the ZO website when you use this link: https://zoskinhealth.com/drmali
Coronavirus Skin Care – Detroit Area
Dr. Ali and the AMAE aestheticians care deeply about their patients – in good times, as well as during this time of unprecedented Coronavirus stress and isolation. We are now currently open – practicing strict social distancing and seeing one patient at a time – to offer many skin care and restoration treatments
We also offer a wide variety of skin protecting, nourishing and restoring products for home delivery HERE.
We continue to offer the latest and most advanced aesthetic treatments and products to restore health, beauty and youthfulness to your skin and body – so we can all get through these challenging times together and continue to feel happy and beautiful inside and out.
Coronavirus Skin Care Products Detroit Area: 248.335.7200