Even though some states are easing restrictions, many people are choosing or are required to continue to wear masks. If you’re opting to wear face coverings, you also need to protect your skin. Wearing masks can cause breakouts or other issues—especially with warmer weather on the horizon—so it’s essential to take care of your skin properly.
Here are a few tips for protecting your skin.
Follow Your Regular Regimen
It’s more important than ever to protect your skin and prevent the spread of bacteria. Continue with your normal skincare protocol, including facial exercises. Use all the products in your current program with vigilance. Be sure to cleanse your face thoroughly—heat, perspiration and friction from the mask rubbing your skin can cause overproduction of oil and breakouts.
Drink plenty of water and mist your skin with Heavy Water Spritz throughout the day to keep skin hydrated and dewy.
Don’t Skip Moisturizer
Moisturizer is still an important step in maintaining your skin’s hydration levels. Our Ultra Hyaluronic Cream is an excellent choice as it can help soothe skin and contains ingredients that have been shown to increase skin moisture by 300 percent.
If you’re making your own masks at home, use fabric made of 100 percent cotton. If you use synthetic fabric, it will retain more heat specifically on the area of the skin that the mask covers. This can cause breakouts or irritation.
Apply Sunscreen Religiously
Face coverings do not provide proper sun protection. Apply Protective Sun Block SPF 30 thoroughly every day, even on the areas that your face covering hides. Masks can shift and the sun’s powerful ultraviolet (UV) rays may penetrate the material. If you’re spending time outside, re-apply the sunscreen to maintain protection.
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