Give your makeup some time off…
If you know you will be wearing the face covering for an extended period, there is no need to wear make up under it – the make up particles will just be pushed into the pores by the mask and mix with the humid environment blocking the pores, possibly leading to acne. Stick to splashing out on that new blue shadow!
Keep your skin clean and moisturised…
In order to maintain healthy and active skin, you need a good cleanser, vitamin C serum, retinol, a suitable moisturiser and a good facial sunscreen (the UV rays can still penetrate through the mask). Make sure to give your skin time to absorb the products - NHS England advise their staff to moisturise at least 30 minutes before putting on a mask to prevent the product building up under it. And, as well as your usual morning and evening skincare routine, a gentle cleanse when removing the mask is an additional way to protect the skin, but always follow with hydration to keep the moisture barrier healthy.
So in these mask-wearing times it is as important as ever to look after your skin so you can carry on wearing a face covering without irritation or skin flare-ups.
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Laura Arena (RN)
Stockist and consultant for Alumier medical grade skincare range