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Since it has been roughly a year of us wearing our masks, a lot of us have been dealing with skin issues. Masks are an essential part of fighting the current state of the world, so don’t stop wearing your mask! No matter how much you care about your beauty routine, things can go wrong! If your mask has ruined your skin, here are a few things that you can do to bring it back to life.
Double Cleansing Is Your Friend
Around the start of the year, I had been experiencing some skin issues. I knew that it was not entirely based on wearing a mask, but there was some connection there. Double cleansing is always something that I wanted to start doing, but I was unsure where to begin. I bit the bullet and purchased the Elemis Cleansing Balm (rose, of course!) and started to incorporate it into my skincare routine.
I use the cleansing balm to remove any dirt or makeup that is on my skin. In all honesty, makeup is rare for me right now. I follow that up with my loved CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser. The combination never leaves my skin feeling dry and I have noticed far fewer breakouts and far fewer texture issues.
Make Sure You are Exfoliating
To be honest, you should be exfoliating at least once a week. You do not have to do an extreme exfoliation, you can use a gentle option that works well with your skin. By exfoliating, you are getting rid of that dried skin that can build up on our face. In colder weather, it can happen quite quickly.
At least once a month I like to use my facial razor to not only remove little peach fuzz on my face, but it is also great for a deeper exfoliation. If I notice I am having a lot of trouble in a specific area, then I can typically solve that issue with a nice exfoliation.
Keep The Moisture In Your Skin
One of the biggest complaints people have when talking about how their masked ruin their skin is how dry their skin has become. Once again, winter may be a huge factor in how dry your skin feels and looks. Not your mask. The best way to combat dry skin is by staying moisturized.
Find a moisturizer that works with your skin type. Apply it at least once in the morning and once in the evening. You can also add in a serum or a deep penetrating night cream or a sheet mask to add additional hydration into your skin.
Wash Your Freaking Mask, omg!
Listen, I have been guilty of this myself! When is the last time you washed your reusable mask? I challenge you to wash all of your masks this week. Make sure you are using a detergent that you are familiar with and you know will not have a reaction to your skin. A lot of the reason people think their mask has ruined their skin is because they are cleaning their face, but they are not washing their mask.
Get a Skin-Friendly Mask
Something that I did towards the end of 2020 is purchase some silk masks that I found on Etsy. Not only are they easy to breathe in and comfortable to wear, but they are also more gentle on my skin, and they just look cute! You can find silk masks from almost anywhere, and they don’t have to cost you a fortune.