Top three ways to avoid ‘Maskne’

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Wearing a face mask for most of the day is a skin stressor that we were not ready for! As these masks are not going away anytime soon, here are the top three ways to prevent irritation and breakouts due to mask-wearing. 

1. Wash, wash, wash!

Are you washing your masks frequently enough?

Most healthcare organizations recommend washing your mask after each use with a fragrance-free laundry detergent. This helps remove oils and shed skin cells that collect inside of the mask (yuck), which can lead to skin irritation.

Don’t forget to wash your face.

Make sure you are cleansing your face daily. Twice daily cleansing may be recommended, but be careful not to use a cleanser that can cause dehydration because…

2. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize.

Dry skin is a major issue with mask-wearing.

Applying a generous layer of moisturizer will help combat dryness and nourish your skin. Thankfully our Aida Intensely Hydrating moisturizer has moringa butter (which has been shown to be significantly more hydrating than shea butter) and hyaluronic acid, which both contribute significantly towards your skin moisture levels.

3. Cotton, cotton, cotton. 

Ideally your mask will be made of a light, airy fabric, such as cotton.
Try to avoid polyester and nylon, as these are not as breathable as cotton. You want your mask to fit snugly, but you don’t want it to be too tight. Bad fabric and a bad fit create the perfect scenario for breakouts and irritated skin. 

This year has given us A LOT to deal with, but let’s not let it wreak havoc on our skin. Now go grab your mask and make big things happen...but not without first making sure to grab our Isabel Peppermint Facial bar for cleansing without dehydration and our Aida Intensely Hydrating Moisturizer for that added layer of moisturizing protection.

*Please wear your mask when not able to maintain a distance of at least 6 feet. 

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