How To Take Care Of Your Skin When You’re Wearing A Mask

How To Take Care Of Your Skin When You’re Wearing A Mask

Now with the on-going pandemic of covid19, wearing masks have become the new normal for all of us whenever we are stepping out of our houses. And I guess no-body knows when exactly things are going to get normalized and we can actually step out without wearing masks and carrying sanitizers with us. In addition to a number of skin problems that more or less we all face, this wearing of masks is adding on to it!!
The constant wearing of us, which many of us have to do these days because of the kind of work we do or places we are traveling through, is making a number of skin problems pop up, specifically: dry and dehydrated skin, skin irritation or rashes, acne and many more. Now that masking cannot or rather should not be avoided, let’s find out ways in which we can prevent mask related skin problems:

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The Material of the Mask Matters

In terms of skin health, cotton and the preferable washable mask is the best fit. Cotton masks allow air to ventilate the skin, keeping it cooler and less sweaty. It also helps prevent the moisture build-up in the area which is covered under the mask and prevents a number of skin problems like rashes or skin irritation.

Minimalistic Makeup

Try to go with minimum makeups beneath the mask, or if at all, prefer a makeup that is oil-free. Do moisturize your skin well too. Remember, mask+heavy-makeup will tend to clog your skin pores and make you get breakouts, so avoid or minimize it as much as possible. Also, most importantly, use non-comedogenic products which wouldn’t clog your pores. 

Cleanse Well Before and After Putting the Mask

Make sure you cleanse your face thoroughly before as well as after wearing the mask. This prevents the oil in the skin from getting in contact with the mask and thereby causing acne.  Avoid using strong face soaps or exfoliates. Use a gentle skin cleanser then gently pat your skin dry with a clean towel.

Keep the Mask Clean

This is one of the most crucial things if you are using a reusable mask. Make sure you wash your mask on a regular basis and thereafter keeping it clean. If the mask itself is unclean, bacteria will thrive on it and thereafter giving you a number of skin issues.

Face Wash with Salicylic Acid 

In case you have oily and acne-prone skin or even you have active acne, do use a face wash that has salicylic acid content in it. This will help to decongest and deep clean the pores to avoid blockages which can result in unwanted breakouts.

Keep Your Mask Loose

I am not asking you to completely leave it loose or open, but don’t also keep it too choked up. Let it loose to the extent that your skin can breathe. This helps prevent sweat and also prevents the skin from redness or rashes.
Now that wearing a mask is a staple thing, try the above-mentioned ways to keep your skin healthy and problem-free even with the mask on!

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