Wearing our face masks outdoors means that there is little movement and air between our skin and the masks we wear, creating the perfect ground for bacteria to brew and develop.
Tied with the air that we breathe, our skin is then surviving in increased temperatures that is circulating warm air and an increased number of bacteria. This can mean that our skin can become irritated, inflamed, sore, contract infections or breakout.
To help keep the skin happy and balanced under the mask, we have created 4 top tips to help strengthen and protect the skin under masks.
When it is safe to do so, remove the mask from your face and allow for your skin to breathe, the more ventilation you allow, the calmer and happier your skin will be.
2. Simplify Your Routine
Whilst it is advised to wash your face as soon as you can once removing the mask, if your
skin is irritated then switching up your skincare routine to something simpler will help to
soothe your complexion. Opt for a gentle cleanser that is free from highly active ingredients.
Nuhanciam’s Gentle Cleansing Foam Clarifying Face Wash is soap free as to not further dry
out the skin but contains a naturally balanced complex that moisturises and hydrates the
skin. Applying a hydrating and moisture rich face cream will also help to seal and shield your
skin, the Evolve Daily Renewal Facial Cream attracts and increases moisture with non-
irritating yet resourceful ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and argan oil.