Did the pandemic age us?

April 17, 2023

With the pandemic, we have had a new stress to cause us facial wrinkles and worry lines. As we age, our skin changes, and one of the biggest concerns is wrinkles. Some worry that mask-wearing has been part of the problem. While it is essential to wear masks to protect ourselves and others from COVID-19, it can cause wrinkles on our faces as we communicate more with our eyes and forehead. In this blog post, we'll explore the impact of the pandemic on facial wrinkles and ways to mitigate it, including the consideration of Botox.


Impact of the Pandemic on Facial Wrinkles: 

Mask-wearing is necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but it can have a detrimental effect on our skin. When we wear a mask, it rubs against our skin, and can cause irritation. Furthermore, covering your midface can cause wrinkles around the eyes and forehead as you strive to non-verbally communicate.  Stress can also contribute to wrinkles, and the pandemic has been a significant source of stress for many of us.


How to Mitigate the Causes of Facial Wrinkles:

1. Keep Your Skin Moisturized: When you moisturize your skin, it helps to keep it hydrated and prevent dryness, which can lead to wrinkles. Look for moisturizers with ingredients like hyaluronic acid and glycerin, which can help to plump up the skin (1).

2. Avoid Skin Trauma: Use sunscreen and use warm not hot water. Don’t smoke (1).

3. Reduce Stress: Stress can cause wrinkles and make existing ones worse. Try to reduce your stress levels by practicing relaxation techniques like meditation or yoga (1).

4. Get Enough Sleep: Getting enough sleep is crucial for your overall health, including your skin. When you sleep, your body produces collagen, which helps to keep your skin elastic and firm (1).

5. Consider Botox: If you're concerned about wrinkles, Botox is an effective treatment that can help to smooth out finelines and wrinkles. It works by temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles, giving you a more youthful appearance.  It’s a safe an effective treatment (3).


Botox and Home Delivery Services: 

If you're interested in trying Botox, you may be wondering if it's safe to have the injections done in your home. Recent publications suggest that there are some unregulated practices going on with in-home delivery services (2).   When searching for a home delivery service, be sure to look for keywords such as "safe," "convenient," and "professional."  Your care should be managed by a physician using regulated products and delivered by certified nurses, not cosmeticians.  By using an at-home delivery service, you can avoid the hassle and inconvenience of going to a clinic or spa, but be sure to insist on the same quality.

Facial wrinkles can be a concern for many of us, and the pandemic has made it worse due to mask-wearing and stress. By keeping your skin moisturized, wearing a silk mask, reducing stress, getting enough sleep, and considering Botox, you can mitigate the causes of facial wrinkles. Remember to look for safe and professional home delivery services if you decide to try Botox. Stay healthy, stay safe, and keep your skin at its best!


Can Wearing a Mask Cause Wrinkles?

Yes, wearing a mask can contribute to the formation of wrinkles, particularly around the eyes and forehead, due to the increased use of these muscles for facial expressions when our mouths and noses are covered. Stress from the pandemic can also be a contributing factor. However, there are ways to mitigate these effects, such as keeping your skin moisturized, reducing stress, getting enough sleep, and considering treatments like Botox.

How Can I Prevent Wrinkles While Wearing a Mask?

To prevent wrinkles while wearing a mask, maintain a consistent skincare routine that includes moisturizing and protection from the sun. It's also crucial to manage stress levels and ensure you're getting enough sleep as these factors can contribute to premature aging. For those already noticing the impact of wrinkles, Botox is an effective treatment that can help smooth fine lines.

Is It Safe to Get Botox at Home?

Yes, with Ease Aesthetics, you can safely get Botox at home. We deliver medical injectables like Botox and Dysport wherever you are, ensuring the process is safe, convenient, and professional. Our services are performed by certified nurses and managed by physicians using regulated products. However, be aware that there are some unregulated practices out there, so always insist on a professional service.

How Can I Ensure the Quality of At-Home Botox Services?

When searching for a home delivery Botox service, look for keywords such as "safe," "convenient," and "professional." With Ease Aesthetics, your care is managed by a physician using regulated products and delivered by certified nurses. This guarantees the highest level of quality and safety.

What Services Does Ease Aesthetics Offer?

Ease Aesthetics provides a wide range of services, including the delivery of medical injectables like Botox and Dysport, straight to your doorstep. Our team of certified professionals is committed to making the process safe, convenient, and efficient. Whether you're concerned about wrinkles or looking for a more youthful appearance, Ease Aesthetics is here to help.


1.    Aging: What to expect. https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/healthy-aging/in-depth/aging/art-20046070. The MayoClinic. Accessed Feb, 2023.

2.    Brennan, R.,Wells, J. S., & Van Hout, M. (2018). “Saving face”: an online study of the injecting use of DIY Botox and dermal filler kits. Plastic Surgery26(3),154-159.

3.    Witmanowski, H., & Błochowiak, K. (2020).The whole truth about botulinum toxin–a review. Advances in Dermatology and Allergology/Postępy Dermatologii i Alergologii37(6),853-861.


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