Beauty

Skin care tips for wearing a face mask

Beautiful skin and comfort despite a mask

It is fast becoming a constant companion in everyday life – the face mask. But wearing a mask for extended periods of time can stress the skin. Face masks can chafe, pinch and cause itching. They can also lead to blemishes, spots and dry skin. With proper care you can give your skin relief and protection and help avoid skin problems in the first place.

Skin care tips for wearing a mask

Remove your face mask whenever possible and safe to do so

Masks should be removed after two hours at the latest to give your skin a break. To avoid pressure sores, it’s good to alternate between different types of masks.

Keep your mask clean

Face masks are best kept in a small pouch or in your inside jacket pocket when not in use. Keeping your mask clean is important to prevent from getting spots and blemishes.

Blemishes and spots

Wearing a face mask can cause skin blemishes and spots. Therefore, it is important to cleanse your face thoroughly in the morning and evening to remove dirt and excess sebum from the skin. If you are prone to blemished skin, it is best to use lightweight moisturising skin care products. Avoid wearing make-up under your mask, as that will additionally clog the pores.

  • Use Blemished Skin Purifying Gel Cleanser to thoroughly cleanse the face mornings and evenings.
  • Blemished Skin Refining Lotion, with antibacterial willow bark extract, moisturises the skin without weighing it down.
  • Blemished Skin S.O.S Spot Treatment can be dabbed onto blemishes throughout the day. It is particularly hygienic to use as no fingers are needed for application. The gentle formulation instantly cools and soothes blemishes.

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Willow bark extract in the Blemished Skin facial care range includes substances such as salicin and polyphenols, and has antimicrobial and skin-soothing properties. It helps to return balance to skin affected by blemishes and blackheads.

Dry skin and pressure sores

Preventive protection

Wearing a face mask can also cause dry skin. In this case, it needs rich, nourishing care. Rich skin care products improve the skin’s barrier function and protect against moisture loss.

Skin Food offers rich, preventive protection against moisture loss. Formulated with natural plant oils, it nourishes the skin so it can become soft and smooth. During the day, apply a thin layer to protect the skin and strengthen its barrier function. In the evening, it can be applied more generously and gently massaged into the skin, so it can support the skin’s regeneration at night. Skin Food can also be used as a nourishing weekly facial treatment. It’s a great way to prevent skin problems caused by wearing a face mask.

Acute skin care

If you already have dry skin at pressure points caused by your face mask, you should apply a rich moisturiser directly to the affected areas. Skin Food, as well as Weather Protection Cream are all well suited for this.

Wear your mask with a sense of lightness

For a feeling of lightness beneath your face mask, look to quick-absorbing moisturisers that have a long-lasting revitalising effect on the skin.

Hydrating Facial Mist provides the skin with instant refreshing hydration at any time of day. It invigorates the skin, absorbs quickly and treats both skin and senses to a soothing time-out. Hold the bottle at a distance of around 20–30 cm and with your eyes closed, spray over your face, neck and throat for a boost of moisture. The facial mist also helps refines pores and tones the skin, giving tired skin an immediate boost of intensive moisture.

24hr Hydrating Facial Cream provides the skin with intensive moisture and keeps it feeling refreshed all day long.

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The prickly pear cactus is a natural expert at retaining moisture. The extract from the cactus stempads, also called cladodes, has a moisturising effect and supports the skin’s natural ability to store moisture.