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Get some advantage of lockdown due to COVID-19 and make some efforts to get healthy looking skin at home. Chroma Dermotology has shared some tips with you. Get to know them by viewing this presentation. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: 6 Tips for Healthy Skin in Lockdown

6 Tips for Healthy Skin in Lockdown

  • While your daily work, study and social routine
    may have been disrupted during the COVID-19
    pandemic, your skincare routine doesnt need to
    be a victim of lockdown. In fact, lockdown is the
    perfect time to perfect your home skincare
    regimen. Read on to get tips for healthy skin at
    this time.

1. Cleanse thy skin
  • Gently wash your face with cool water and a soap
    and fragrance-free cleanser twice per day to
    remove dirt and grime. Dont forget to wash your
    face after you sweat too.
  • Splash the cool water over your face then gently
    rub the cleanser in a circular motion. Dont
    forget your nose, the area under your nose and
    under your neck. Wash it off with more cool water
    and pat your skin dry with a soft towel. Using
    cleansers that contain ingredients like salicylic
    acid may irritate some kinds of skin so steer
    clear of these unless you have been advised by
    your dermatologist to use it for your skin type.

  • Some gentle skin cleansers that our patients
    love include Avene Extremely Gentle Cleanser
    Lotion, CeraVe gentle cleanser, QV gentle
    cleanser, Neutrogena Extra Gentle Cleanser.

2. Keep active with your actives
Depending on how old you are, skin actives can be
added to your skincare regimen for anti-oxidant,
anti-wrinkle and anti-pigment effects. Topical
niacinamide serums or creams can be used from the
teenage years onward. This has been proven to
have anti-inflammatory and anti-pigmentation
effects. Our patients love supporting locals so
the Australian made and owned brand, Propaira is
a staff and patient favourite. The Ordinary also
have a good niacinamide.
  • The concentration of niacinamide needed to
    positively affect the skin is about 3-5.
  • Vitamin C and Vitamin A -containing creams (like
    some retinols and tretinoin) can be used also for
    their exfoliating effects, anti-acne,
    anti-inflammatory and of course, anti-ageing
    effects. It is best to consult with your
    dermatologist to work out if your skin type can
    and should be treated with these actives.

  • Retinols can be found in over-the-counter
    products but tretinoin is a medical-grade vitamin
    A and has to be prescribed. Tretinoin has a lot
    of solid scientific evidence to prove it really
    does work!
  • Most of the time, tretinoin needs to be started
    gently and gradually increased in frequency.

  • Using too much, too quickly will cause redness,
    irritation and possibly dermatitis. Start off
    three times per week and gradually increase the
    frequency of use. Vitamin A products can be mixed
    with your usual moisturisers and are usually used
    at night before bed. And remember, you dont have
    to spend more than 50AUD to get a good
    tretinoin-based cream.

3. Go mad with Moisturiser

Moisturising the skin helps keep it hydrated,
less wrinkled and is also a very important
treatment for those with eczema (dermatitis).
Moisturisers should be applied every morning and
evening before bed. And yes, even if you have
oily skin, you should apply a moisturiser. If you
have oily, pimple-prone skin, think about using
lotions or gels. If your skin is on the dry side,
look for cream-based formulas.
  • Moisturisers without perfumes are best. Perfumes
    can cause skin allergies. You dont have to spend
    empty your wallet for a good hydration boost.
    Some new moisturisers contain substances called
    ceramides. Ceramides play a critical role in
    establishing and maintaining the water-retaining
    properties of the skin.

  • Ceramides are especially beneficial for those
    with atopic dermatitis (eczema), psoriasis, dry
    skin and even acne! Yes, acne. Its easy to
    remember moisturise for your face but dont
    neglect your hands, especially with all the
    handwashing we have all been doing during the
    pandemic. For more on tips to get healthy skin on
    your hands during COVID, check out our blog from
    earlier in the year.

4. Slap on your Sunscreen
While winter is upon us, sunscreen is still
important for those that have pigment problems
like melasma and those who are super vigilant
about skin ageing. This is because ultra-violet
light A (UVA) is one of the contributing factors
to skin ageing and UVA is around from sunrise to
sunset, all year-round. Sunscreen is definitely
THE best way to block ultra-violet light and keep
you looking younger for longer! So, what should
you look out for when choosing a sunscreen?
  • Be sure your sunscreen is SPF 50 with high UVA
    protection and check that it is approved by the
    Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA). This is
    a regulatory body that ensures that the sunscreen
    meets certain standards and actually do what the
    label says it should. You should look for an
    AUST L number on the label which means that
    sunscreen is approved by the TGA. Cosmetic
    sunscreens will not have this AUST L number so
    they may not actually be giving you the
    protection you need. To learn more about
    sunscreen regulation, head to
  • For tips to keep skin healthy in summer check
    out our blog on sunscreen in skin of colour.

5. Spot the difference!
  • Skin cancers dont stop appearing during a
    pandemic. It is important to check over your skin
    (dont forget your scalp, palms, soles, nails and
    intimate areas) for any spots or lumps that are
    new or changing. Skin cancers can be red, brown,
    black or even skin coloured and they might not
    cause any symptoms at all. Check out this page
    for just a little more information on skin
    cancer. If you are concerned about new or
    changing spots or lumps on your skin, consult
    your general practitioner or dermatologist. Check
    out the SunSmart website for more detailed
    information on signs of skin cancer.

6. Stress Less
  • Healthy body, healthy mind, healthy skin. Its
    important for all of us to find healthy ways of
    managing stress, especially during these COVID-19
    times. Meditating, exercising (also improves skin
    health also!), eating and sleeping well will help
    ease stress. Many people identify stress as a
    trigger for conditions like psoriasis, eczema and
    acne. Controlling stress will help control skin
    conditions like these. And if your skin is not
    behaving, seek advice from your dermatologist.

  • So there they are, tips for healthy skin. If,
    after reading this, you are not sure what
    products you should be using, contact us to book
    your 10-minute complimentary consultation with
    our dermal clinician to discuss your skin type
    and skin needs so you can get started with your
    skin care routine. Chroma Dermatology have set in
    place multiple measures to optimise your safety
    during your onsite visits to us. We will discuss
    these with you when you contact us.
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