With the prevailing pandemic situation going on, the need for proper skincare routine has become more important than it ever was before. Of course, it is compulsory, and one should always wear a face mask while stepping out of the house, but it has some repercussions for our skin as well.
The friction of the mask against our face can cause redness and irritation and having our skin covered throughout the day can also clog our pores. Moreover, the skin is also deprived of the oxygen supply which can result in discoloration and dehydrated skin.
But however, face masks right now are essential nonetheless so we should rather concentrate on how we can take care of our skin with these masks on. We have brought you some simple precautions that you can take to save your skin from any severe condition.
Unscented cleansers are the way to go
Always wash your face thoroughly with an unscented face wash to clean your skin from any sebum and to drive out any dirt trapped into your pores. It is important to use an unscented cleanser because artificial fragrances can easily irritate your skin and cause redness which will ultimately cause you to breakout. For people with oil and excess sebum-producing skin, always go for the oil-free cleansers so that your pores do not get clogged.
Make your moisturizer and lip balm your BFF
Invest in an unscented and lightweight moisturizer and do not go overboard on the amount of moisturizer you are applying to your face. A thin layer of moisturizer will keep you good for the whole day.
Masks can deprive your skin of oxygen and will absorb the natural oils from your skin leaving it dehydrated so it is essential to apply the moisturizer. Apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly or a lip balm on your lips as well because like your skin, your lips will also get dehydrated and become chapped and cracked.
Post mask removal skincare
After having a long day of having the masks on our face, it is quite obvious that we are going to have trapped dirt and oil buildup on our face, so, to protect our skin for any adverse skin condition, you should take action as soon as you remove your mask.
Wash your face thoroughly with an unscented and mild cleanser to remove any dirt and oil from your face and to unclog your pores. Finish off with a moisturizer and lip balm to lock in all the moisture in your skin to keep it fresh and hydrated.