Facemasks are part of the new normal. Leaving your house without a facemask just feels wrong, it’s as though you’ve forgotten your wallet or phone! But, as they have also become a preventative measure against the spread of COVID-19, it’s imperative that we all wear one when stepping out of our homes. Wearing a facemask all day can feel uncomfortable and might also prevent you from taking care of your skin as you usually do. Skincare issues might also rise, like the dreaded breakout of acne! Constant contact and rubbing of the facemask on your skin will irritate your face, increasing your risk of acne. Skin problems can be tackled with Spa Ceylon’s list of essentials to keep your skin healthy and glowing. To help alleviate your problems to your skincare, here are some useful tips on taking care of your skin while wearing a facemask.
A Facial Toner
Facial toners help remove the last bit of excess grime, dust, dead cells or any remaining impurities and are generally used after your facial cleanser. A toner also acts as a great barrier for your skin as it helps to better absorb your facial moisturizer. For the best effect, use an alcohol-free toner like Spa Ceylon’s White Mint Facial Skin Tonic. The Witch Hazel in the toner removes any remaining cleanser, dirt or makeup leaving your skin feeling supple, and the Aloe Vera helps soothe your skin.
A Facial Moisturiser
One of the best tips for skin problems is using a gentle facial moisturiser, and this is especially useful when wearing a mask. The layer of moisturiser acts as a protective barrier between your skin and the mask, it also makes sure that your skin won’t be dry thus reducing the chances of chafing. Spa Ceylon’s Neem & Tea Tree Mattifying All Day Protector is an excellent choice. Not only will the cream protect you from harmful UV rays, but it will also keep your face hydrated and moisturised throughout the whole day.
A Face Masque
A face masque is a great addition to your skincare routine as it can target a specific skincare concern while giving you a spa-like treatment at home! Try Spa Ceylon’s Skin Balance Bio-Cellulose Facial Treatment Masque which aids in restoring natural skin balance. Ingredients like Marigold and Papaya help reduce the formation of blackheads and whiteheads by removing excess oil, while Aloe Vera helps to comfort and repair skin. Use the masque weekly to nourish your skin and promote overall skin wellness. If you wear a facemask for a prolonged period of time it can lead to oil build-up in the skin. To tackle this, use one of the below products to remove excess oil:
A Facial Cleanser
Using a facial cleanser twice a day is a great way of reducing the risk of acne-related skincare problems. By doing this you will cleanse your skin and remove all the impurities and excess oil from your face. Spa Ceylon’s White Mint Facial Cleansing Foam is perfect for oily and blemished skin. Made from natural Ayurvedic herbs, the cleanser will help purify the skin by giving it a deep cleanse and removing the excess oil. Ingredients like Eucalyptus and Peppermint soothe acne problem skin making it soft and supple. The continuous use of facemasks might also increase the chance of developing Acne Mechanica. This is an acneiform eruption that is due to repeated trauma to the skin, e.g: constant rubbing and hot moisture trapped inside the mask. To offset this problem, use a product that will soothe and repair the skin.
An Overnight Treatment
Before you go to bed, apply our overnight treatment to soothe and repair your skin. Spa Ceylon’s Neem & Tea Tree Overnight Treatment Masque is a fast-acting gel that can be used as a spot treatment for Acne-Mechanica. Tea Tree is known to have antibacterial properties which will cool the skin and ease acne breakouts, while the Aloe Vera helps comfort the skin- resulting in the perfect overnight skin repair treatment! While these products will help minimise the skin issues caused by wearing masks for a long period of time, please also be sure to drink plenty of water and maintain a healthy diet. You can also take short breaks from wearing your mask, for instance, when you are at work, head out to the balcony or garden for some fresh air – but keep in mind to practise social distancing!