Wow. It’s been a year now since first UK lockdown and so many people have been working from home, spending their entire day doing Zoom meetings. I think that’s what I hear the most from my patients lately: ‘ I am staring at my face all day long on Zoom and I don’t like what I see’. First of all, I want to say that your face on Zoom is not your real face. The angle, the light, the make-up (or non make-up), the face we see is created by all these factors. You can even apply a filter and look like a completely different person. Before Covid, it was all about our faces in pictures. Now it’s not just pictures, it’s live camera, our reflection constantly on the screen. When you think of it, it’s very strange: people used to attend meetings and speak in front of their colleagues. During Zoom meetings, you create eye contact with your colleagues and…with yourself! So don’t judge your face through this prism, it’s a lot better to look good in real life than in images. But I get it, lockdown has changed us all. The stress and anxiety are literally painted on us, associated with weight loss or gain. Squinting at the screens and worrying about the loved ones, about the future may have created new lines, lack of exercise and a different diet may also have impacted the look of our skins. And the way we look can directly affect our spirits, even if it might sound silly for some people. Seeing a fresh and rested face can make us feel better and more optimistic and it’s not necessarily about how we look through other people’s eyes. Sometimes it’s just for ourselves and our personal well-being.