Adapting to lockdown is challenging. As we settle into our new ways of living and working, I’m hearing that this is either having a positive or negative impact on skin. Our change of behaviour will impact us all differently, with some benefiting from brighter, clearer complexions thanks to reduced pollution and wearing less make up. If you are cleaning your home with harsh chemicals, this will affect your skin and encourage sensitivity and dryness. Also be mindful of your hands with all the sanitising and make you counteract this with deep hydration and nourishment.
Another adverse effect on our skin will be breakouts and fast track signs of ageing. Perhaps you’re having more sugar, alcohol and caffeine than usual? Take time to consider your diet and try not to let bad habits creep in through boredom or stress. Now is the time to nourish and help your skin. My Omega-rich Skinesis Ultimate Cleanse Balm is an all in one multitasker for morning and evening helping to soothe and hydrate skin.
Top tip for achieving facial-like glowing skin
Spend a few minutes massaging your cleanser into the skin each day. I also take a lot of supplements daily. Omega 3 is one of the most important to me alongside zinc, magnesium and collagen. I try to eat oily fish like salmon, mackerel and sardines if I can get hold of them and I also supplement. My go-to brand is Bare Biology and we stock their Omega 3 and Marine Collagen Powder Skinful at my clinic in Chelsea.
Skin sensitivity from stress
With our daily routines being thrown into disarray, it’s all too easy for your normal skincare regime to be interfered with. Stress can make skin more reactive and can even aggravate skin conditions such as rosacea. To help combat skin stress, I recommend using my Omega rich Skinesis Ultra Recovery Booster which targets fragile complexions. It is my skin saviour; it can easily be added into any routine and combines all the power of essential fatty acids to provide immediate relief and build resilience in sensitive, compromised skin.
Another simple top tip for fighting stressed skin is making sure we drink lots of water. Stressed and sensitive skin can be affected by dehydration and make it prone to irritation. Drink around 2-3 litres a day, this will help increase your skin’s natural hydration levels giving you a more nourished complexion.
Supercharge your skin by masking
A simple way to enjoy a moment of me-time and feel like you’re having a facial at home is to add masking to your regime. I love to take 10-15 minutes to relax, allowing a moment of balance where my body and mind can repair and renew. My go-to masks are the Skinesis 3D Moisture Infusion sheet mask, perfect for restoring dull, dehydrated skin.
Top tip: To supercharge your treatment, layer a serum underneath, the mask helps penetrate the serum deeper into the skin.
For an instant pick-me-up for puffy and tired eyes, pop your masks in the fridge.
Facialist and product formulator Sarah Chapman’s ‘face to formula’ approach is what makes her one of the world’s leading skincare experts. Inspired by her Clinic’s everyday clients, Sarah’s Skinesis products are built on delivering professional results in the comfort of your own home. And her ethos has never been more relevant as we adjust to recent lifestyle changes and spend more time inside. By sharing her skincare secrets, Sarah’s clients are achieving happy, healthy glowing facial-like skin without having to leave the front door.