Has the Pandemic Made Your Skin Look Worse?

The pandemic is affecting human bodies in all kinds of ways. It’s impacting posture, muscles, eyes, and guts. When’s the last time you went to the dentists?

Another part of you that it’s affecting is your skin. Some dermatologists notice more patients coming in with rashes, acne, or rosacea, a skin condition that leads to redness and pimple-like bumps.


It’s possible that masks, stress, and too much pandemic-snacking are contributing. Too much sugar, for example, can promote inflammation and drive oil production that leads to acne. Over time, too much sugar can contribute to wrinkles.

Regular exercise can help with these conditions. It keeps skin cells functioning and blood moving to prevent skin aging.

Another thing you can do in your home to protect your skin is to wear sunscreen. It’s good to get outside for some natural light for a few minutes per day, but if you’re near a window all day, sunscreen may help. UV rays can come through windows and damage skin.

Being inside all the time can also contribute to dry skin, which can lead to damage. Opening windows for a little bit each day, using a humidifier, and making sure to moisturize regularly can all help.

Hygiene has also taken a hit for many during the pandemic. When you don’t wash your face or pillowcases regularly, dirt can build up and lead to blemishes and unhealthy-looking skin. Try to wash your face after waking and before bed, and clean pillowcases every week to help optimize skin health.


Keep masks clean as well. There is no real guideline to changing them, but it’s safe to say that if it’s worn for more than a couple of hours, it needs a change or wash.

Getting exercise, eating a healthy diet with lots of fruits and vegetables, using sunscreen, and practicing good hygiene can all reduce the impact of the pandemic on your skin.


Author Bio

About eight years ago, Mat Lecompte had an epiphany. He’d been ignoring his health and suddenly realized he needed to do something about it. Since then, through hard work, determination and plenty of education, he has transformed his life. He’s changed his body composition by learning the ins and outs of nutrition, exercise, and fitness and wants to share his knowledge with you. Starting as a journalist over 10 years ago, Mat has not only honed his belief system and approach with practical experience, but he has also worked closely with nutritionists, dieticians, athletes, and fitness professionals. He embraces natural healing methods and believes that diet, exercise and willpower are the foundation of a healthy, happy, and drug-free existence.