Fashion facemasks & tips how to take care of your skin under the mask.
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Special times call for special actions.
As a result of our times living in a pandemic we see several designers including masks in their collections. Zero Maria Cornejo and Imitation of Christ are two examples.
For many of us, face masks have become an essential part of everyday life due to the coronavirus.
But regularly wearing one can have an unfortunate side-effect: mask-induced acne, aka “maskne”.
What skincare routine can help us keep our skin under the mask less irritated?
I have looked to what the professional dermatologists recommends.
American Academy of Dermatology recommends these gentle steps
- Follow a gentle skincare routine
- Treat your skin according to your skin problem
- Stop applying skin care products and medications that can irritate your skin
- Skip makeup where you have a skin problem
- Wash your cloth face masks
What moisturisers should we use?
“You want to apply moisturizer immediately after washing your face”
To get the most benefit from a moisturizer, board-certified dermatologist Carrie L. Kovarik, MD, FAAD,
recommends using a moisturizer with one of the following ingredients:
- Hyaluronic acid
- Dimethicone (which can also create a barrier that helps reduce irritated skin)
I personally love K- Ceutic , a mild restorative cream from Dermaceutic that contains both Hyaluronic Acid and Dimethicone, and is perfect for sensitive skin. Contains SPF 50 and Vitamin C and E.
You can also find the hydrating ingredient Dimethicone in this protecting moisturiser from Exuviance.
Or perhaps a hydrating serum with niacinamide from Verso? Love this light formula in a minimalistic Scandinavian design.
Another problem has also arisen – The behind the ear soreness!
“Find masks with different types of ties and ear loops and wear a different type each day.”
Tip courtesy of board-certified dermatologist Daniela Kroshinsky, MD, MPH, FAAD
Stay well and safe!
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