With the new normal of wearing face masks, one might be noticing a change in their overall skin’s appearance and feel. Personally, I have noticed that the mask makes my redhead skin a bit more oily in areas where it covers. Friends of mine have noticed that their skin dries out more while wearing a mask. While it’s always important to take care of our skin, we can’t forget to give it a little extra attention during these times in our world.
Here are a few things you may want to keep in your skincare routine to help your skin adjust to the new ‘normal’.
Sunscreen is an obvious important step in keeping skin healthy, especially in the summertime. But, it’s extra important to continue using it, especially if you’re fair-skinned. Try this lightweight sunscreen made from cactus extract from the K-beauty brand, YADAH. This sunscreen gives just enough moisture without feeling heavy on your skin. If you’re someone who feels like their mask is making their skin dry but want protection from the sun, then this is definitely for you.
2. Charcoal Mask
If you’re experiencing increased oil and sebum on your skin from the mask, try using a charcoal mask once or twice a week to help shrink your pores. It’s not recommended to use the mask more than twice a week as it can dry out your skin too much. Try: Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Charcoal Mask, Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask or PCA Skin Detoxifying Mask.
3. Lip Balm
Are your lips feeling a little dry lately? Make sure you’re using a moisturizing lip balm daily and a lip mask at night for some extra hydration. Laneige’s Lip Sleeping Masks are a must. A generous layer of this soothing mask at bedtime helps lips feel refreshed, supple, and soft to the touch.
4. Exfoliating Scrub
Don’t skip your exfoliation! It’s important to exfoliate at least 1-2 times a week to get rid of any excess sebum on the skin, but it’s extremely important to continue doing so and making it a priority with the increased time we’re spending wearing face masks. When considering a scrub, you have to make sure that it’s something gentle as many exfoliating scrubs can be very harsh on the skin. Try: Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam or TULA Probiotic Skin Care So Polished Exfoliating Sugar Scrub
What sort of skin changes have you noticed after taking off your face masks? What are some of your favorite strategies to help your troubled skin? Leave your comments below + Rock it like a Redhead!
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