The coronavirus pandemic has thrust the entire world into a state of chaos and people are still figuring out how to tackle this dreaded illness. Governments of various countries have issued certain health guidelines for people to follow which includes wearing a face mask at all times when one is outdoors. But while the mask could help prevent you from catching the illness, it can make things worse for your skin due to the constant suffocation and friction. So, if you're wondering how you can take care of your skin after wearing your face mask, these tips will help.
-Start by prepping your skin before you put on the face mask. Experts suggest that to reduce friction between the mask and your skin, you could either apply some ointment like vaseline to those parts or you could apply a bandaid to the bridge of your nose. Both these tricks will help prevent chafing.
-You must also avoid using products or wearing makeup on your skin that will clog your pores since the mask tends to already suffocate your skin and make you sweat. If your pores are clogged too, you might end up with acne or breakouts.
-After you take off your mask, cleanse your face with a gentle cleanser and then use a cool sheet mask or gel mask to reduce any inflammation. Apply a lightweight moisturiser post this to help soothe your skin.
-In a worst-case scenario, facetime your dermatologist and they'll be able to suggest what else could help.
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