We’re sure you’re taking all the necessary precautions such as sanitising your hands, practising social distancing, maintaining personal hygiene while and covering your face with a mask every time you step out to run errands amid the pandemic

Speaking of masks, did you know that your protective face mask could be one of the reasons behind the sudden breakout you’re experiencing? Yes, that’s right. The constant pressure from wearing the mask combined with heat and sweat irritate the skin and cause irritation and swelling which can lead to pimples, trauma lines and skin discolouration.

But don’t worry, following a few simple precautionary steps can help prevent this issue. Continue reading to find out what they are…

 

Wash your face

Wash your face

Just as you wash your hands before and after touching the face mask, you must do the same with your face as well. Use a foaming cleanser to get rid of all the dirt, oil and other impurities from your face. You could try the Pond’s Pimple Clear Face Wash as it is specially formulated to eliminate pimple-causing germs and keep your skin absolutely clean.

 

Apply a little toner

Apply a little toner

Next, take a cotton pad soaked in an alcohol- or witch hazel-based toner and apply it to the area where the mask will touch your face. This will help in keeping your face absolutely dry and prevent bacteria from inhibiting your face.

 

Use a lightweight moisturiser

Use a lightweight moisturiser

After you’ve washed your face, apply a lightweight, non-greasy moisturiser, specifically to the areas that where the mask touches your face. This is a really important step even for people with oily skin because the moisturiser helps create a barrier and prevents your skin from breaking out due to friction.

 

Use a spot treatment

Use a spot treatment

For those of you who are dealing with already existing acne on around the mouth, chin and the bridge of your nose should first try to protect and repair the area using an acne-clearing spot treatment. Apply it each day before going to be to decrease the chances of the spread of acne to the rest of your face.