It is now recommended that UK residents wear a face mask when shopping. Important as it is to protect ourselves and others, we want to limit potential problems that occur with face mask-infused skin. Issues such as acne, rosacea, and skin sensitivity may worsen. For everyone else, it can result in breakouts of inflammation and irritation. Here’s how to take care of your skin so you can nip any potential skin concerns in the bud.
1. Take A Break From Makeup When Wearing A Face Mask
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Concealer and foundation are a no-no when you wear your face mask. After all, no one will see your face, anyway. All it will do is further aggravate your skin. Your skin sweats under a mask, clogging your pores and causing irritation. Wearing makeup under your mask in the heat and during exercise – not a good look.
2. Choose Wisely: LIPOELASTIC Protective Face Mask, £5.99, www.lipoelastic.co.uk
It’s obvious that some Covid-19 protective face gear is more irritating than others. When choosing which to buy, opt for cotton ones where you can. These protective masks provide folded cotton protection and can be washed at 90-100 degrees. Therefore, they can be used repeatedly and are super cost-effective!
3.Double Cleanse To Thwart Effects Of Face Mask-Infused Skin: Oskia Perfect Cleanser, £35, www.facethefuture.co.uk
There has never been a better time than now to begin the K-beauty double cleanse you’ve been meaning to get around to. Wearing aggravating masks cause irritation and skin reactions, so get your double cleansing jig on and make your complexion happy. Right now, I love Oskia’s Cleanser and BeBareFaced Mineral Cleanser.
4.SPF 50+: Try SkinCeuticals Sheer Mineral Defence SPF50, £37 (50ml), www.lookfantastic.com
You know how you laugh when you see avid sunbathers who have clearly had a long enjoyable day at the beach – and forgotten to remove their huge glasses? The same applies to the mask. You really don’t want a stripy tan around your eyes and nose. Not a good look. With the warm weather well on its way, it is even more important to put on that sun cream. I’m in love with SkinCeuticals Sheer Mineral Defence.
5. Look After Your Skin With A Different Type Of Mask: Sand & Sky Australian Pink Clay Porerefining Face Mask, £39.90, www.amazon.co.uk
Right now, we should all be giving our complexions a bit of TLC. Pink clay offers a wealth of skin-loving benefits that will help to draw out and eradicate any impurities and toxins. Furthermore, pink clay provides much-needed nourishment and aid your skin in restoring its pH balance. Do this and you will thwart dreaded breakouts whilst ensuring your complexion receives some calming relief.
6. Hyaluronic Acid Will Look After Your Skin: The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5, £5.90, www.cultbeauty.co.uk
Wearing a face mask regularly, particularly in the heat, causes extra sweating and therefore moisture loss. Combat dry patches and dehydrated skin by applying the hyaluronic acid serum. Having the ability to absorb and retain moisture with superhero-like strength, this component is a must-have.
7. Drink Water
As well as giving your skin the topical ingredients it needs, it is equally important you look after your body from the inside. Make sure you thoroughly rehydrate by drinking plenty of water.