After many months of using facial masks, many have developed acne and skin irritation.
“Maskne” is the newly coined word describing skin issues resulting from fabric friction, extra humidity, sweat and environmental pollutants trapped under a mask.
These mask-induced conditions can cause shifts or deficits in the skin microbiome resulting in redness, chapping, bumps, dry and flaky patches, blackheads, and whiteheads.
Here are some ideas and a few tweaks to your daily routine that will give your tender tissues the extra care they need.
Extended Wear - If wearing a mask for an extended time, switch to a clean mask after a few hours to give the skin a fresh start.
Apply Zippity Dew Dab for a beautiful barrier on acne prone areas under the mask.
Also, quickly spritzing the skin with a toner every time you don a clean mask may help to strengthen and hydrate taxed skin.
Our Frankincense Face Tonic is a little pick me up in a bottle; the aqueous solution revitalizes the skin and revives the spirit with a hydrosol of frankincense.
After a Day of Masking, Bask in Soothing Skincare
Rebalance the skin with botanical skincare after a day under a mask. Skin-soothing botanical oils are perfectly poised to cleanse and moisturize your face.
Washing the skin with oils effectively and gently removes makeup, extra oils, and environmental pollutants without stripping the top layer of the skin or dislodging the friendly microbes that are our skin’s first line of defence and keep skin strong and smooth.
Golden Jojoba Oil is brilliantly beneficial to skin with its abundance of botanical compounds, nutrients, and vitamin E tocopherol. Jojoba is a lightweight moisturizing cleanser and an ideal carrier for skin-loving essential oils.
Our favourite essential oils to heal and seal the skin are seabuckthorn, rose, frankincense, and sandalwood. You can mix your own serum or try one of our Best Skin Evers:
When you have a spot, you want it gone! Spot treating blemishes with botanicals will bless needy areas of the skin with extra care.
Repair rashes, redness, and dry, damaged skin with microbe-friendly hydration with Frankincense Honey Mask. Wild, wondrous honey paired with fortifying frankincense returns skin to a sublime supple state.
For acne prone skin, after washing at night, apply a clay and activated charcoal mask, such as Rosemary Reset Powder, to soothe and purify the skin. The sacred clay and activated charcoal in the masks absorbs impurities while the rosemary clears and stimulates the skin. You could also try using a powder brush to lightly dust the mask zone with Rosemary Reset Powder in the morning to keep sebum and humidity stabilized.
To treat existing acne spots, reduce redness, and tone and clarify the skin, apply a dab of Zippity Dew Dab. This extraordinary balm banishes blemishes, purifies pores, and clears the appearance of scars and spots. An extra dab of Manuka essential oil applied neat to spots will micromanage the microbial species associated with acne.