Lady Gaga’s facialist shares the tips you need to beat ‘isolation skin’
Ada Ooi, founder of 001 London Skincare and facialist to a few names you might recognise (Lady Gaga, Rooney Mara and Ellie Goulding), has revealed how the changes in our daily habits and lifestyle, due to social distancing, may be at the root of our skin concerns.
Talking to E! News, Ada said, “unfortunately we are not built for naturally liking changes”, citing an increase in stress, prolonged screen time and dietary factors as the main culprits contributing to skin irritations in isolation.
“These reactions from the brain directly affect what happens on our skin. Adrenaline increase causes us to palpate and sweat more and we are losing more water very quickly, which can lead to dry skin.”
An increase in the hormone cortisol is also to blame, as it leads to excessive sebum secretion, triggering breakouts, while our working from home snacking situation aka higher sugar levels, may also be the cause of skin inflammation.
So if you’re been experiencing ‘isolation skin’, at least you now know why.
But if we can’t change the laws around quarantine, what’s our next best solution?
Below are the tips Ada Ooi’s shared, to help gain back your healthy complexion from the inside out.