Best Skin Care Treatments for Reversing Affects of Coronavirus Stress
Many of us are not feeling so beautiful after these difficult days of coronavirus quarantine. But the aesthetic experts at Better U Medical Spa in Englewood, NJ are here to help you get back to your gorgeous self, as social distancing winds down.
During these unprecedented times, many people in the Englewood, NJ area are now realizing what doctors have known all along: mental stress can have very real effects on the skin. And, on top of that, mask-wearing and harsh hand sanitizers can take their toll on the skin, too. Additionally, you may have been unable to find your favorite skincare products – and of course you had to stop your regular skincare treatments during social distancing!
Fortunately, there is a light at the end of the tunnel, as the curve is flattening and social distancing is beginning to ease. And Better U Medical Spa is here to help you get back your gorgeous, glowing, youthful skin!
Coronavirus Stress Affects the Skin
Doctors have long understood that mental stress can lead to physical problems with the skin. When a person experiences a stressful situation, the body reacts by increasing the “stress hormone” cortisol. And cortisol can can have many negative effects on the skin and body.
Too much cortisol can cause increased production of oil (sebum) by the skin. This can clog pores and cause existing acne to “flare-up” – as well as lead to the development of temporary “stress-related acne” in people who never had acne before. Stress can also cause skin conditions such as rosacea, eczema or psoriasis to flare up.
Also, a research study in the respected Archives of Dermatology determined that stress can reduce the skin’s ability to act as a “barrier” – as well as compromise the skin’s ability to repair itself. This, in turn, causes dryness and cracking of the skin, as well as an increase in wrinkles and lines.
Coronavirus Working at Home Affects the Skin
Many people are now spending hours in front of a computer screen – working from home and doing many more tasks online (like Zoom meetings) that they once did in person.
And over-exposure to the artificial blue light that is emitted by computer screens and other digital devices can also spike the body’s levels of cortisol. Additionally, squinting at a computer screen all day can lead to both crow’s feet and those “elevens” between the eyes that make us look older, angrier and more tired.
Coronavirus Masks Affect the Skin
Masks are designed to hold moisture in – which means that the sweat and oil under the mask are more likely to clog pores. This can result in unsightly blackheads, enlarged pores, acne breakouts – as well as a layer of dead skin and debris that makes skin look dull. Long periods of mask wearing can also create friction on the skin that can result in irritation and redness.
Skin Care Treatments for Coronavirus Stress
Of course, managing stress is important during these trying times – but we realize that is much more easily said than done. Continue to eat right, stay physically active, meditate, pray, or listen to music – and get plenty of sleep! And do try to maintain a skin care routine during the quarantine – with proper cleansing, moisturizing, nourishing, and SPF to keep skin healthy.
And when all of this is over, we offer a wide variety of affordable skin treatments that can restore your skin’s glow – and give you some much needed pampering and “self-care” after the worry, boredom, stress, and isolation of the quarantine!
Here are just some of the skin care treatments we recommend for getting your skin back to normal:
Vi Peel with Salicylic Acid: Penetrates the skin to dissolve the intercellular matter that is clogging pores – which reduces acne breakouts.
Morpheus8 RF Microneedling: Gets rid of cystic acne and reduce acne scarring up to 50%. Also reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
Chemical peels: Exfoliate dull, dry, dead skin and give your skin a beautiful glow.
Botox: Eliminates both crow’s feet and those lines between the eyes.
Rejuvapen Microneedling with PRP: This advanced microneedling technology stimulates the body’s own healing abilities to safely and effectively reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Revitalizing Skin Vitamin C Treatment: Removes dry and dead surface skin cells. This antioxidant based treatment is also excellent for Rosacea.
CoolSculpting, BodyTite Lipo & SculpSure: These fat loss treatments can get rid of the “Quarantine 15.”
PRP Hair Restoration: Treats stress related hair loss, such as Telogen Effluvium.
Skin Care Treatments – Englewood, NJ
The aesthetic team at Better U Medical Spa in Englewood, NJ cares deeply about our patients – in good times, as well as during these challenging times of the coronavirus pandemic. We are here to help you feel beautiful inside and out – now and when all of this is over.
We are still offering video telehealth consultation during the coronavirus pandemic. And, after social distancing is over, we will continue to offer the latest and most advanced aesthetic, skin care and fat loss treatments to restore beauty and youthfulness to your skin and body.
Skin Care Treatments Englewood, NJ: 201-541-6858