Skincare Tips While Wearing a Face Mask

Whether you decide to make your own face mask or buy one from your favorite small business, they are mandatory whenever you venture into the great outdoors. It’s no secret that they aren’t the most comfortable – and sometimes not the most stylish – they are crucial to helping us bend the curve. These face masks now play a major role in our skincare routine. Here are some tips on how you can take care of your skin while needing to protect yourself and others.

Wash your Face

Although it’s a given to wash your face twice a day, a gentle cleanse is crucial before and after wearing a face mask. Masks keep dirt out but also keep sweat in. Use a foaming cleanser instead of a cleansing balm to remove that bit of build up and clogged pores.

Lightly Moisturize

Opt for a more water-based moisturizer before applying a face mask. This goes for any other products you have in your skin care routine as well. This tip is especially important for those with acne-prone skin. Having a thick layer of moisturizer beneath a cloth mask will only lead to more acne.

Skip the Makeup

Although it might be tempting to put on a full face of makeup when coming out of self-isolation, wearing makeup underneath your face mask will do more harm than good. To avoid excess dirt and sweat buildup caused by trapped humidity, skip out on those full coverage foundations and concealers.

Stay Hydrated

We know those masks make it hard to breathe and can produce even more sweat than normal. This can be harmful for those with both oily and dry skin. Drink lots of water throughout the day, even when you aren’t wearing your mask to keep your skin hydrated and plump.

Wash your Masks

Just as important as it is to wash your face, it’s important to wash your masks daily. Use chemical-free soap or cleanser to scrub the grime and build-up on the masks. A dirty masks can lead to breakouts, rashes, and other unwanted visitors on your face. If you’re using a surgical mask, switch it out for a new one once a week.

Don’t Skip Out on Your Routine

Even in self-isolation and the increased hours at home, don’t be tempted to skip out on your daily skin care routine. Continue using whatever products you use, just make sure that they aren’t heavy on your skin or clog your pores. Just because you aren’t going outside, doesn’t mean you should stop giving your skin a little TLC.