In the Covid-19 pandemic, which has been going on for more than two years, the use of masks on the one hand and the freezing winter conditions on the other hand have worn out the skin. Stating that the spring season, when nature begins to renew, is also an ideal time to renew the skin, Dermatologist Dr. Süleyman İzzet Karahan, Acıbadem Dr. Şinasi Can (Kadıköy) Hospital said, “There has been a great increase in skin problems in the last two years. However, by using the spring season as an opportunity, you can make your skin look radiant by applying some simple but effective methods, just like the renewal of nature. However, when you say that I will renew my skin, avoid applying any oil to your skin, as it is natural. Otherwise, you can cause allergic problems and irritation on your skin.”
- Clean your skin regularly
Regular skin care is a must for healthy skin. Problems such as acne and comedones (white, black, inflamed spots) that come with the use of masks can be reduced with regular skin care. However, in addition to skin care, supportive treatment may also be required. You can purify the skin with an oil-based cleanser recommended by your doctor according to your skin type, and then clean the skin with a water-based cleanser.
- Get enough and quality sleep
Adequate and quality sleep renews the skin faster. Nocturnal melatonin is a powerful antioxidant. It allows faster recovery against the damage caused by the sun and the environment during the day. For this reason, one should definitely sleep in the bedroom at night, not sleep in front of the television, and make sure that the room is at sufficient temperature, airy and dark.
- Eat healthy
A healthy diet is essential for the skin. A diet rich in antioxidants and protein makes the skin look healthier and supports collagen synthesis. Prepared foods can increase insulin resistance and acne problems. Therefore, avoid the consumption of ready-made food and junk food, and take care to consume seasonal vegetables and fruits.
- Do not sleep without removing your make-up
For those who wear heavy make-up for work, two-stage skin cleansing is important to better purify the skin. Especially when sleeping hours are late at night, sometimes with the effect of fatigue, one can go to bed without removing make-up. This can damage the skin and cause some complications. Therefore, no matter how tired you are, avoid going to bed without removing your make-up.
- Get support from vitamins
Provided that you consult your doctor, you can get support from skin nourishing vitamins. Serums and creams with vitamin C, especially used during the day, protect the skin against the wearing effects of the sun, stress and other environmental factors during the day. However, its use in high doses can irritate the skin. Therefore, proceed with the advice of your doctor, not haphazardly.
- You can use oils that nourish the skin, but!
Dermatologist Dr. Süleyman İzzet Karahan said, “With the rapid increase in the use of products with natural ingredients in recent years, the use of natural oils for our skin has been increasing instead of conventional moisturizers. However, using the oils that are stated to be ‘natural’ on the advice of a friend or on the internet indiscriminately may do more harm than good. Although there are dozens of oils such as coconut oil, olive oil, argan oil, jojoba oil, chamomile oil, tea tree oil, rosemary oil, almond oil, sandalwood oil, these oils, each of which seem ‘herbal, natural’, are suitable for all skin types. There is no rule that will happen. May cause allergic reactions and irritations. Moreover, some should not be applied directly to the skin. It is necessary to consult a doctor before using these oils.”