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Many of us are not used to wearing a face mask, and it shows on our skin. Here's everything you need to know to take care of your skin.
Wearing a mask is not, or should not, be optional. So while we adapt to this new reality psychologically, we also need to change our habits to take care of our skin. Here are some tips that will help you keep your skin strong and damage-free:
Mind the fabric
Whenever possible, try to choose a mask that is made of natural fabrics, such as cotton. These fabrics are way more breathable to the skin, as opposed to synthetic fabrics that retain more heat and moisture, making your skin more congested.
Wash your mask
Needless to say, there is a myriad of reasons for you to wash your mask. The first one is, maybe, the global pandemic that forced us to wear masks in the first place. But apart from that, fabric facemasks absorb your natural oils and accumulate bacteria, which can lead to a breakout or maskne.
This is simple math: we wear a mask for a lot of hours each day, and while our mouths are covered, we can't drink. At the end of the day, it turns out our water intake is dramatically reduced, so it is really important to make sure we make up for it and stay hydrated.
Wear less makeup
As facemasks promote a humid environment that can lead to clogged pores, it is recommended to wear little to no makeup. If you have to, anyway, it might be the perfect time to get to know some eye serums. This way, your skin will be protected.
Use face masks (the other kind)
Once a week, it might be a really good idea to use a gentle face mask to moisturize and cleanse the skin. Choose the ones with botanical ingredients, which are soothing and will really help you keep your skin healthy!