Unmasked: Skincare Tips for the Irritated Skin Under Your Mask

Beauty Behind the Mask: How to Treat the Mess

Let’s be honest, wearing a mask sucks! It’s uncomfortable, it’s difficult to breathe and it also screws with your skin. I’ve been getting a lot of questions surrounding wearing a mask and its effects on the skin so I figured I’d unpack everything for you.

Wearing a mask is similar to being on an airplane with circulating stale air. You’re in your very own HOT BOX! And it’s wreaking havoc on your skin. To be frank, wearing a mask constantly overtime is not good for your skin. Many of my clients have told me that they’ve gotten acne and bumps on their skin from wearing a mask. The breakouts you’re experiencing from wearing a mask is not classified as a typical or normal acne breakout. What many of you are experiencing is inflammation of the skin that’s causing breakouts, eczema flare-ups, dry patches, peeling, and all sorts of irritation.

Rather than recommending acne based products that could possibly make matters worse, I’m here to recommend products to soothe your inflamed, sensitive skin.

Quick Tip: How to Apply

When using the products suggested below be sure to use cotton rounds or old fashion rolled cotton, not a face towel or your bare hands. The less you touch the better!.

Soothing Skincare Product Recommendations: A Guide for Irritated Skin

100% Pure: Tea Tree Willow Clarifying Astringent

This hydrating toner is perfect for sensitive skin. Its non-stripping formula is made to soothe and clarify acne-prone skin while proactively combatting future breakouts. The Tea Tree Willow Clarifying astringent is formulated with premium ingredients like tea tree willow, and other antibacterial herbs.

Sway: Repair Tonic (Cucumber) Balancing Face Toner

SWAY’s refreshing yet soothing Cucumber Repair Tonic is an alcohol-free facial toner made to help repair, restore, and rebalance your skin. This tonic is formulated with a blend of organic, raw apple cider vinegar, witch hazel, and cucumber hydrosol, allowing your skin to reveal its natural radiance

Farmacy Beauty – Deep Sweep

This 2% BHA toner gently exfoliates and deep cleans your pores. With a completely alcohol-free formula. It’s the perfect toner for the girl with combination or oily skin.

Honest Clearing Cleanser

The Honest clearing cleanser is a gel-based acne cleanser compose of plant-derived ingredients like alpha hydroxy acids and wintergreen-derived salicylic acid. This cleanser is formulated to deep cleanse, smooth out your pores, treat breakouts and, remove makeup.

Neutrogena: Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Stress Control Triple-Action Toner

The Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Stress Control Triple-Action Toner is a 3 in 1 toner made to eliminate oil and shine. This skin-soothing formula also contains salicylic acid to help address acne-prone skin.

Bioderma – Sensibio Tonic Lotion

This no-rinse formula instantly tones and refreshes your skin. It’s the perfect tonic lotion for the girl with normal to dry skin. The Bioderma’s Sensibio Tonic Lotion helps improve skin comfort and decongests the epidermis of the skin.

Wearing a mask is miserable but that doesn’t mean your skin should suffer. These products should help you find relief with the new normal.

XO,

KC