How to protect your skin from damage if you wear a mask.
Wearing a mask for long periods can cause slight discomfort. The repeated rubbing of the mask can cause irritation and redness or even burns from the friction.
Breathing causes, the humidity increases, which can clog the epidermis and cause the appearance of these famous dreaded pimples.
Don’t worry: we got used to it. Here are the most sensitive spots on the face
The most sensitive areas of the face when wearing a mask
- The top of the nose: this is in particular the area which supports the iron rod which is supposed to keep the mask on the nose. Due to its size, the nose is the first element of the face to wear the mask and therefore to suffer the inconvenience.
- Under the eyes: Worn fairly high, the mask can also rub under the eyes, especially at the pockets. These are very fragile areas, where the skin is very thin and therefore likely to be damaged quickly.
- The lips: The friction with the tissue added to the lack of renewed air in the mask promotes dehydration of our upper and lower lips. So take care of it.
- The chin: For those who do not have a beard, rubbing can also be the source of irritation and very annoying small pimples.
- The ears: The elastic bands that hold the mask are disruptive elements that we are not used to wearing. They shoot our ears while rubbing on them. So watch out for irritations and pains which can be very unpleasant.
Tips for taking care of your face when wearing a mask every day
Wearing a mask on a daily basis is not trivial. On the contrary, it is all new to the vast majority of us. It is therefore important to know how to protect and take care of your face when you wear one every day.
8 tips to protect your face when wearing a mask
- Wear the correct mask size: Wear a mask to your size to avoid friction and tightness. It is probably a matter of common sense, yet I see them every day on the street wearing masks that are too small.
- Wear soft and extra-soft fabrics: whenever possible, avoid paper masks. These are the most irritating masks for the face. Choose fabric masks and therefore extra soft cotton. Read: Face protection mask: how to choose?
- Apply your moisturizer just before wearing your mask to optimize the benefits of the treatment before contact with this potentially irritating accessory.
- To prevent pimples from degenerating, you must dry them out (by applying clay on them, for example) and treat them effectively.
- Prevent skin dryness, particularly in the most fragile areas, such as the lips, and those where the mask rubs with lip care and balms.
- Limit make up especially foundation. This tends to amplify the risk of pimples and redness by further preventing the skin from breathing.
- If you have chosen a surgical mask, place a tissue between it and the skin, to minimize aggression and discomfort.
- Adapt your skin care regimen. Skin dries up or is it tight? We opt for a milder cleanser and a suitable moisturizer. Conversely, if the skin becomes oily and favorable to the appearance of pimples, it is thoroughly cleaned and put on anti-acne care.
(You can apply a serum with a high dose of hyaluronic acid or an aloe Vera gel by light pressure on your entire face. These active ingredients have been recognized for many years for their smoothing and plumping properties. During the day, you can also spray a moisturizing mist on your face to restore freshness)
PS: Here is honey mask to protect irritated skin
To protect, nourish and revitalize dry or irritated skin, this classic is yours:
Mix a teaspoon of Spelt flour, 1 teaspoon of honey and an egg yolk. When the dough is homogeneous, spread it over the face
Keep this mask for about twenty minutes. Then rinse with cold water and finish by applying floral water