Are You Suffering From Covid Skin?
If your skin is unusually irritated, you can help calm and desensitize it by eating vitamin-rich foods and using mild and soothing balms
Researchers at King’s College, London, have identified three specific types of rashes linked to Covid – including inflammation, hives, prickly heat and chilblains – alongside long-term, ongoing tiredness.
Many dermatologists and aestheticians now refer to this as ‘Covid skin’ to differentiate the condition from any conventional skin irritation. It includes the appearance of a general rash, rosacea and sensitised skin, alongside severe itching and irritation, burning and even flaking of the skin – where there have been no serious concerns previously.
How to calm Covid skin
We recommend that you use gentle skin care products such as mild cleansing oils (try Medik8’s Lipid Balance Cleansing Oil, Medik8 Calmwise Soothing Cleanser or Soothing Cleansing Balm by Nourish) hydrating serums such as hyaluronic acid (try Medik8 Hydr8B5) and nurturing moisturisers (Dr Hauschka Rose Day Cream). Avoid any exfoliators (acids or peels) and chemical products until the skin has returned to normal.
Alleviate Covid skin symptoms from within
Eat foods rich in natural oils, Omega 3 and B vitamins. Oily fish, salmon, nuts, seeds, beans and avocados are nature’s natural moisturisers and will help to nourish your skin.
Inflammation of the skin is linked to gut health, which at a time of illness can be out of balance. Adding probiotics, found in yogurt, kefir, kimchi and kombucha will help. Prebiotics support the formation of probiotics – include bananas, asparagus and garlic to ensure that you have a good supply.
Red onions, citrus, berries and green vegetables contain quercetin – a potent antioxidant which helps to calm the skin as it inhibits the release of histamines.
Keep hydrated by drinking water and avoid foods and drink that cause inflammation. These include alcohol and spicy foods as both cause flushing and heat in the skin.
And finally, add supplements to alleviate irritation. COLLAGEN SHOTS is a high potency collagen drink which will help soothe and repair skin. SKIN PERFECTING COMPLEX has been specifically formulated to destress agitated skin and IMMUNE COMPLEX will help to populate the gut with healthy bacteria.
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