HOW TO: Protect Your Face While Wearing a Mask

Woman Wearing Mask

Due to the current world’s scenario, face masks have become essential when you head out of the house. There’s no doubt that they help you stay safe and prevent the virus from spreading. However, while the face mask helps you keep safe, it can cause skin irritation if worn for a long time.

In these are testing times, it’s important to stay safe, but at the same time, you must take care of yourself as well as your skin. When you stay in the best of your mood, only then you will come out of this stronger and happier.

Here are a few tips you can follow that will help you:

  • Wash Away With a Gentle Cleanser

While choosing a cleanser, make sure that you opt for the gentle one. Harsh cleansers make the skin dry and inflamed by disrupting the skin’s epidermis. A cleanser with gentle formulation will remove dirt and oil accumulated on your skin through the day and unclog pores. Your skin will feel refreshed and clean after every use and not irritated or stretchy.

If you’re looking for a gentle and nourishing face wash, you can try Mamaearth Tea Tree Face Wash. It is made with Tea Tree and Neem and purifies the skin while controlling acne and breakouts.

  • Remember to Protect

While we are fighting a war against the coronavirus, summer is at its peak. When heading out, make sure that you apply a sunscreen that protects against harmful UVA and UVB rays. While choosing a sunscreen, opt for a gel-based formula as it is lightweight and won’t feel sticky while wearing a mask.

Make sure that you apply sunscreen even when it’s a rainy day or when you are home. This is because the harmful rays emitted by the sun manage to make their way and damage your skin.

  • Choose a Lightweight Moisturizer

Your skin tends to lose its moisture and becomes prone to dryness by using a mask for a prolonged period. Make it a point to moisturize your skin with a moisturizer that doesn’t need reapplication and lasts all day long. Since it’s summers, you should opt for a lightweight formula that doesn’t make your skin feel greasy.

Look out for moisturizers with natural healing and soothing ingredients.

  • Don’t Forget a Toner

A toner cleanses, boosts hydration, kills bacteria, and balances the skin’s pH levels. When you have the mask on, the moisture in your breath can cause sweat and oil build-up. This damages your skin by clogging pores and causing breakouts. Use a toner after you wash your face to remove remaining impurities and to prep your skin before you put moisturizer and other products. You can use Mamaearth Vitamin C Toner, which not only nourishes but also cleanses while being enriched with Cucumber and Aloe Vera.

  • Mild Exfoliation Once a Week

Exfoliating your skin feels great, but doing it more than one or two times a week can cause damage. Too much exfoliation can cause the skin to become agitated and become dry. Stick to using a mild exfoliator that you can use once a week to fight dead skin build-up.

You can make an exfoliator at home or opt for one that is made out of natural ingredients. You can try out Mamaearth Ubtan Face Scrub, which is formulated with the goodness of turmeric and walnut. It is gentle and moisturizes your skin as well.

We hope that you come out of this difficult time happy and with glowing skin. Follow the above tips and take care of your skin while you take mandatory precautions by wearing a mask. Stay safe!

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