6 Ways To Care For Your Skin While Wearing A Face Mask

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Face masks are a necessity in 2020, but they are also a breeding ground for humidity, and humidity is never kind to your skin!

Do you know the popular saying that everyone is a villain in someone’s story?  The same way a face mask, your hero in this long-drawn battle against a global pandemic, can potentially damage your skin. Ironically, this piece of covering that was designed to protect you can also harm your skin with triggering conditions like eczema, rashes, acne or flare-ups of pre-existing skin conditions.

Although the world is opening slowly again, the coronavirus tragedy is far from over. This means you can’t ditch the idea of a face mask just yet, and this means you need these 6 tips for skincare while wearing a face mask:

Avoid Wearing Makeup Beneath Your Mask

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Wearing makeup for long hours generally leads to breakouts and worsens acne. Now, imagine your foundation-clogged pores getting trapped underneath a face mask that already feels like being in an airless room. The results are far from favourable to your skin.

If you absolutely must use makeup, keep it to the barest minimum and favour water-based foundations over their heavier counterparts.

Amp Up Your Cleansing Routine

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Cleansing your face morning and night should ordinarily be an integral part of your skincare routine. Now that you have to wear a face mask, you should wash your face before and after wear, especially if you have sensitive skin.


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Use a light moisturizer to give your face the protection it needs right before you put on your face mask. This creates a barrier between the mask and your skin and keeps you away from friction that can lead to burning and other skin defects.

Are you breathing?

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Face masks yes, but breathe too.

Your face masks must be snug, yet they should also be as comfortable as possible. Avoid wearing masks that stretch too tight on your skin to reduce the risk of chafing and bruising it.

Wear Only Surgical Masks Or Masks Made With 100% Cotton Fabric

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Not only are these fabrics most effective in keeping you safe and healthy, but they are also breathable and work best on your skin. For reusable masks, always wash with clean warm water and ensure they are properly dry before wear.

Wash Your Hands Before And After Wear

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As you have probably heard every day in the last four months, always wash your hands. Also, avoid touching your face unless you want to apply a product on it.


In saner times, your face would be breathing free and your pores would thrive with no obstruction, but this is us now, and we must make the best out of every situation.

And so, with these 6 tips on maintaining your skin while wearing a face mask, we hope that your skin stays just as safe as you do!

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