Wearing a mask became a part of our everyday lifestyle. However, even though wearing them is very important and essential in preventing the spread of the virus, there are also some issues they can cause. Since the hot weather is here, the masks can cause us to sweat more. Therefore, if you have sensitive skin, you might have noticed that the mask causes you to break out more than usual. These tips will help you to prevent getting acne as a result of wearing a mask.
Wash Your Face with Gentle Cleanser
A cleanser will help your skin to get rid of impurities. If you tend to break out after wearing a mask, try washing your face before and after wearing it. You should wash your face beforehand to make sure the germs on top of your skin won’t cause you harm once you trap them in with a mask. As you will be sweating while wearing a mask and your skin will have a harder time breathing, you should wash your face afterward. Remember to wash your face with lukewarm water and to pat it dry.
Exfoliate Your Skin Weekly
Exfoliation will remove any dead cells on the top of your skin and allow your healthy skin to breathe. It will also help your skin feel soft and absorb the moisture it needs, therefore preventing breakouts.
Wash Your Masks Well After Use
If you use reusable masks, make sure to wash them properly before you use them again. The sweat, dead skin cells, and air pollutants ail get trapped in your face mask, which is why it is essential to wash it after each use. When possible, go for white cotton masks. You will be able to wash them at higher temperatures and properly disinfect them. On the other hand, if you don’t use reusable covers, throw them away after each use.
Try a Different Mask Shape
If you tend to get acne in the same area, the cause may be that the mask’s design doesn’t fit your face correctly. If a mask is too small or too loose, a certain part of it may be rubbing on your skin constantly causing irritation. Experiment with different designs and find the one that doesn’t cause any problems.