Wearing a Mask out in public? Good! But if your skin is freaking our from the new addition to our daily lives, then read our top tips on how to stay safe without sacrificing your skin.
The new essential accessory in everyone’s wardrobe is undoubtedly a PPE Mask or Face Covering. Whilst necessary for our protection, PPE Masks and face coverings do not come without their own problems. They can spread or cause acne, dubbed Maskne! Some fabrics can cause your skin to dry out and if they fit poorly, can cause skin irritation. Looking after your skin is more important than ever and prevention is better than cure. Here are our top tips to tackle all the problems face coverings can bring.
Wearing a close-fitting fabric to your face can spread any bacteria which is already sat on your skin; it is important to keep both your skin and your face covering clean. We recommend changing your face covering daily and washing it in a gentle detergent that will not cause skin irritation. Our Bubble Purifying + Charcoal Face Mask is perfect for a deep cleanse - the oxygenating bubbles delve into pores, lifting away bacteria, dirt and impurities.
Some fabrics can absorb the natural oils our skin produces leaving skin feeling dry. Added humidity can also leave our skin dehydrated so it’s important to remove or change your face covering when it becomes also avoid synthetics such as polyester and go for a tight woven breathable 100% natural cotton as this will be much softer on your skin. After wearing a face covering, invest a little time into your skin with a 15 minute Hydrating Face Sheet Mask such as our Hyaluronic Acid + Collagen Face Mask, Hyaluronic Acid is a hydration hero and will help lock moisture back into dry skin.
If you have an existing breakout or have broken out since wearing your mask it is important to tackle this and not let it worsen by recovering your face. Only wear your face covering when needed and let your skin breath as much as possible. Treat skin with blemish fighting ingredients. Our Spots + Blemish Face Mask is packed with Tea Tree, Witch Hazel and Salicylic Acid. Salicylic acid’s antimicrobial properties make it extremely effective at treating breakouts. It has the ability to penetrate into the pore lining and exfoliate inside the pore as well as on the surface of skin, which makes it effective for reducing breakouts.