After lockdown, which lasted a few months, you may be noticing that your skin is not looking its best. All that time spent indoors, stressing about work, what’s going to happen next and when things will go back to normal, it’s no wonder you’re not glowing like you usually are.
Now that restrictions are lifting, you are no doubt looking for ways to repair and reverse any of the unwelcome changes to your body and skin. Here is our guide on how to do precisely that.
What is Lockdown Skin?
If you feel that your skin has gotten worse over the course of the lockdown, then you’re not alone. There are a number of reasons why this might be the case, and many people will be in the same boat.
We can all agree that this has been a stressful time for everyone for a variety of reasons. And stress is a recognised trigger for inflammatory skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema and acne. So it’s no surprised that people all over the country have been experiencing an abundance of breakouts during this uncertain and stressful time.
While avoiding harsh UV rays is ideal for protecting your skin from the signs of ageing, eventually, a lack of sunlight can begin to give your skin a sullen look because of a lack of vitamin D. Vitamin D plays a crucial role in skin health, stimulating skin cell growth, repair and metabolism. So if you’ve been sticking to those lockdown rules and spent most of your days indoors, you could be feeling the effects of low vitamin D.
Speaking of UV rays, it’s essential that you still protect yourself, despite lockdown. Whether it’s your daily jog or even just sitting inside near a window, UV rays can always be harmful if you aren’t wearing appropriate SPF protection to prevent premature ageing.
Treatments for Lockdown Skin
Here is a range of non-invasive treatments that we offer at Aesthetic Skin Clinic that can help your skin feel rejuvenated after all those weeks spent inside:
The Skinceuticals skincare range is full of products that contain ingredients designed to improve the skin’s appearance, tone and texture and address key skincare concerns. Their advanced formulas are backed by science, and research and innovation are at the core of the Skinceuticals brand.
The products are formulated to corrects the signs of ageing, protect healthy skin and prevent further damage. Their mission is to improve skin health and fight the signs of ageing, whether they are natural or environmental.
Envy Facial is a three-in-one dermatological treatment that extracts and infuses the skin with serums in just one step. This exfoliation-to-serum treatment technology provides optimal depth delivery for immediate and long-lasting results on the skin.
The skin is infused with serums the moment of exfoliation before the protective process begins, exposing the skin to the maximum penetration of the active ingredients for enhanced absorption of the serum. This treatment addresses underlying cellular processes that bring about skin imperfections and may have become present as a result of the lockdown, giving your face back its plumpness, volume, hydration, tone and texture.
Dr Levy Stem Cell Line
Dr Phillip Levy is leading one of Europe’s most successful clinics, and his stem cell line is perfect for creating and maintaining the fibroblast-collagen-elastic matrix that keeps skin looking youthful.
We supply all of Dr Levy’s incredible products at all our locations. The skincare range of stem cell products can restore your stem cells’ ability to fight off the signs of ageing. Within just eight weeks, studies show that Dr Levy’s skincare range can improve skin density by 12% and decrease wrinkle depth by 26%.
Available from all our branches, Obagi is the world’s number one prescription skincare system. Obagi products are at the forefront of its field, providing unrivalled skin health, modifying the skin at a cellular level to focus on treating skin conditions such as pigmentation, acne, scarring and sun damage.
Obagi skincare can tackle these skin-related conditions; a one in a kind treatment developed to restore skin elasticity and collagen production to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. There are a number of Obagi Medical systems to choose from depending on your problem areas, including the Obagi Nu Derm System for younger-looking skin, the Elastiderm for collagen production to improve fine lines and wrinkles and the Obagi 360 for the ultimate daily skincare system to improve dull, uneven skin tone and protect against damage.
For brighter, refreshed skin, a Hydrafacial is a procedure that combines cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration, antioxidant protection and red light therapy in just one treatment. It improves the health of your skin to give you a glowing complexion that you have likely been missing since lockdown.
It starts with cleansing and exfoliation to remove dead skin cells and reveal healthy skin. Glycolic acid follows to loosen impurities and dirt from pores without causing irritation. Then extraction is used, a painless but effective cleaning and removing of blackheads. Serums are then applied to enhance skin hydration, and finally, you are supplied with Hydrafacial daily essentials to keep your just-treated look for longer.
Designed for all skin types, you will instantly notice an improvement to your overall skin health and appearance as it removes pigmentation, facial lines, mild acne and improves your skin tone and texture.
If you’re looking for professional treatments to combat the adverse effects that this lockdown has had on your skin and body, look no further than Aesthetic Skin Clinic. We can offer a wide range of surgical and non-surgical procedures to tackle problem areas. Whether it’s anti wrinkle treatments in Guernsey or anti wrinkle treatments in Jersey, skin tightening in Guernsey or skin tightening in Jersey, we can help.
Additionally, if you have piled on the pounds during lockdown, we also have fat freezing in Guernsey and fat freezing in Jersey. This non-surgical procedure uses sensors to remove unwanted fat bulges with safe and effective results. Contact us today to find out more about our range of treatments.