Just when you’ve figured out how to get rid of your acne from puberty and
clear your skin, the pandemic shows up and the restrictions present you with
more acne. While masks have been helping us keep ourselves and each other from
the coronavirus, wearing them for extended periods can make our skin break out.
Causes of Mask
While wearing masks keeps us safe from the coronavirus, it provides optimum
conditions for skin bacteria to breed. This is because everyone sweats more
under our masks, making sure that our skin is suffocated and interrupting its
normal functions. Letting your skin breathe is integral to helping you have
clearer skin. Wearing a mask reduces your skin’s ability to breathe giving rise
Our pores secrete sebum which our bodies produce throughout the day. This
sebum shields our skin and keeps it moisturized. When we wear masks, our pores
get clogged with sebum, dead skin, and dirt giving rise to skin breakouts.
Our masks also cause friction. When you combine the friction, sweat, and oil
as well as humidity from your breath, the active bacteria can cause acne, rashes,
or other skin problems as well as worsen pre-existing skin conditions.
HOW TO PREVENT MASK
There are many ways to prevent a mask from taking over the bottom half of
your face. Let’s discuss some of them:
Choose your mask carefully
Choosing the right mask for your face might be the first step in preventing masks.
When you wear a fabric mask, ensure that it does not fit too tightly on your
skin, has more than one layer of fabric, and is made from natural and soft
fabrics. If you are wearing disposable masks, ensure that they fit well to your
face. Ensure that your masks are not made from synthetic fibers, especially if
your skin is sensitive.
Throw away disposable masks
after each use
Apart from the unsafe reason for throwing away disposable masks after
each use, you should also consider your skin. A disposable mask is a breeding
ground for bacteria and coronavirus. You should keep some fresh disposable
masks with you in case you need a clean mask.
Before you put on your mask, you should apply a non-comedogenic moisturizer
to your face. This is because moisturizers help to hydrate your skin and
possibly create a barrier between your mask and your skin. This will reduce
friction further reducing your chances of getting made.
Apply an antibiotic cream
Bacteria will build up when you have a mask on. To prevent this build-up and
subsequent acne, it has recommended by dermatologists that you should apply an
antibiotic cream to your skin before you put on your mask. The antibiotic cream
will protect your skin and potentially kill some of the bacteria.
Wash your fabric mask after
Some people reuse their fabric masks before washing. This is
counterproductive as it not only exposes you to coronavirus, it also exposes
your skin to make. Instead, wash your cloth mask after you use it with
hypoallergenic detergent and let it dry. Some people would even recommend
ironing the mask as a further precaution.
Cleanse your face after
taking off your mask
You should cleanse your face when you take your mask off whenever you get
home. Wash your face with a gentle facial cleanser and apply a moisturizer
afterward. This is particularly important after you have been wearing your mask
for a long time.
How to Treat Mask
Depending on the condition of your skin, make can be treated. While it is
still important to keep wearing masks doing this pandemic, you can help your
skin heal from maskne.
There are many ways to treat Mask:
Wash your face with a gentle
Ensure that you wash your face after you take off your mask at home. Use a
gentle cleanser and make sure that your skin is clean after a day of sweating
under your mask. This will help you get rid of the dirt and grime that will
otherwise clog your pores further.
Treat your skin
Do not deviate from your skincare routine. If you do not have one, it’s
probably time to establish one. Glycolic and salicylic acid are usually good
for clearing acne, so these are products that you might want to add to your
routine to help you heal your acne. Consult your dermatologist for any products
that you are not sure about.
Eating healthy and drinking water are the underrated things that you do to
help your skin heal. With the necessary foods, your skin will heal and your mask
will clear sooner than later.
You can control and even completely heal your mask with the right resources.
However, consult your dermatologist or specialist for products for your skin.
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