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Experts agree: both the pandemic and lockdown haven’t been good for our skin.
We recently discussed the detrimental effects on our skin from wearing a mask, as well as the rise of a new phenomenon dubbed ' .
After a tough period for all, naturally, these negative effects have also taken a toll on our mental health too, so much that doctor Dr Uliana Gout, President of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine and founder of London Aesthetic Medicine (LAM) Clinic, has actually created a new term to reflect this phenomenon: “skinxiety”.
What exactly is skinxiety?
Not only that, but the ‘goodie’ cupboard being just a few steps away from our makeshift home offices can be a little too tempting, along with that bottle of wine in the fridge... for many #winenotwednesday quickly became #winenoteverynight! As you'll remember, socialising was completely off the cards for a long time, so we were reduced to swapping nights out hanging with friends with nights in binging Netflix, which meant exposing our skin to blue screen rays far too much and probably without using any SPF protection either... because, did you even know you should wear SPF to protect your skin against blue rays before the pandemic? No? Well, that's the same for most!