Most of us are new to wearing protective masks, especially as a regular part of our daily lives. While the immediate concerns may be about comfort, it’s important to be conscious of your skin care routine so you can prevent skin irritation from masking before you begin.
Ask anyone who wears a mask on a regular basis and they will most likely tell you that they have Irritant Mask Syndrome. Okay, that’s the term I created to acknowledge these problems. Chapped skin, acne breakouts, rosacea, or other general skin irritations can be caused by wearing a mask. I have seen these conditions many times with professionals who have to wear masks on a regular basis. Masks create a barrier around your mouth and nose, helping your breath create a humid environment for bacteria to thrive. Not to mention, the general irritation and stress caused by face masks can affect the health of your skin.
A proper skin care routine can prevent irritation or help heal skin that has spent time with a mask. Follow these steps and use these products to help prevent and heal skin irritations.
BEFORE HEARING YOUR MASK
1. Wash your face
Use a gentle cleanser like ours Tamanu Luxury Facial Cleanser to make sure the pores are free of dirt and bacteria. The foundation of clean skin helps you and the supplements you use succeed.
2. Add a layer of protective moisturizer
If you are masking for a long time, use a serum that will penetrate deep into the layers of the skin for lasting results. Choose a serum with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties like ours Citrine Complete Botanical Treatment it’s a serum and moisturizer in one. This will help prevent free radicals and other irritations.
3. Don’t forget your lips
Lips can dry out quickly, so take care of your lips before applying a mask. For extra moisturizing lip care, apply Lip support treatment, a botanical treatment that helps keep lips hydrated.
4. Apply sunscreen
No one wants mask stains! Apply an extra layer of sunscreen before applying the mask to avoid causing uneven sunburn. And yes! Apply sunscreen to your skin under your mask. UV rays are very strong and have been known to penetrate fabrics.
AFTER TURNING OFF YOUR MASK
5. Wash your hands and face
Before removing the mask, remove dirt and germs by washing your hands. Wash your face clean. Your face will thank you. Especially if you choose a gentle cleanser with anti-inflammatory properties like ours Tamanu Luxury Facial Cleanser.
6. Assess your needs
Be your own expert and decide what your face needs. You may need a moisture boost from B Soothes facial skin with oil.
There’s a good chance your water will drop when you’re wearing a mask. When it starts to appear, focus on rehydrating your skin by drinking water or eating hydrating foods like fruits and vegetables.
8. Good night
Choose products that help repair and replenish your skin with antioxidants and vitamins. After washing your face, apply Citrine Complete Botanical Treatment or B Soothes facial skin with oil to help restore your skin while you sleep. You can also use them together and layer or blend them. All of our products are built to work together. End with ours Lip support treatment to smooth lips.