We cannot avoid it, wearing a face mask is part of 'the new normal' and mandatory in more and more places. Wearing a face mask for a long time can cause skin irritation or... rash around the mouth cause. This mainly concerns red or dry spots and impurities such as pimples and pimples.
Skin irritation is of course much less serious than Corona, but it is nice if you can prevent skin problems. In this case too prevention is better than cure. Whether you have to wear the mask for a long time through work or travel, or just go to the store. It is smart to adjust your skin care and cosmetic products accordingly. In this article, we tell you what you can do to remedy and prevent skin irritation from a mouth mask.
Skin irritation due to face masks is also known masks . Maskne is caused by different factors, for example perioral dermatitis of eczema on the face. All three are annoying skin conditions, but with the right care you can get rid of them.
Why skin irritation from wearing a mouth mask?
It doesn't matter what for skin type you have. You can get complaints from using a face mask.
Your own breath will make it warm and moist under the mouth cap. In this environment, microbiomes, which normally keep the skin healthy and resistant, cannot do their job properly. The natural oils of your skin are absorbed through the mouth mask. The skin can also not breathe properly and this is an ideal situation for skin irritations. Especially if you already have one sensitive skin
have. People with acne-prone skin quickly get extra pimples and pimples. This is because sweat, sebum and carbon dioxide build up under the mask, clogging pores. In addition, sanding a mask causes additional itching, irritation or red spots on the skin. If you have acne-prone skin, also read our article over acne treatment at home.
Skin problems caused by a mouth mask mainly occur around places where you wear the mask: mouth, cheeks and chin. Can't get out of wearing a mouth mask for a long time? Do not panic! With some small adjustments in your skin care you can relieve and prevent this annoying skin irritation.
From dry skin to Maskne
When you suffer from a dry skin of clown eczema a face mask can make this worse. Pimples and pimples that arise from wearing face masks have become so common since the Corona that there is a name for them: Maskne. This is acne that is caused or made worse by wearing a mask. Maskne is natural, not real acne. This skin problem can be prevented by cleansing and protecting your skin with targeted organic facial care.
With all forms of skin irritation, it is important to handle the mouth mask and care for the skin correctly. How? You can read that in the tips below.
5 tips to treat skin irritation from a mouth mask
This way you relieve and prevent skin problems by wearing a mouth mask
1. Pay attention to the material of the mouth mask
It is difficult to say which mask is most suitable. If you choose a fabric that prevents skin problems, this does not have to be the best mouth mask that protects against Corona. Regardless of the discussion whether a face mask protects against viruses at all. A mouth mask with an airy fabric such as satin, silk or 100% cotton is the best choice for your skin. You can only use disposable masks once, so you really shouldn't use them again after wearing them.
Fabric masks are not only ecological. Some of our customers report that using their red cheeksn reduces (compared to the use of disposable masks).
2. Wash your mouth mask regularly
The most sustainable is to buy a mouth mask that you can reuse. But then it is important that you keep it clean. The fabric of reusable masks is often thicker, so that the air under the mouth mask remains warmer and more humid and the dirt accumulates more easily. In other words, a breeding ground for bacteria and therefore skin problems. Wash the mouth mask at a minimum of 60 ° or in boiling water. Use a natural detergent without fabric softener. Let the mask dry thoroughly before using it again
3. Have clean skin
Of course you should always clean your skin, but especially when using a face mask. It is best to wash your face with a mild and natural facial cleanser
, before and after wearing the mask. Do not use hard scrubs, aggressive products or hot water, as this dries out the skin. A face spray
with a light cleansing is very useful and refreshing when you don't have the opportunity to wash your face. Finally: only touch your face with clean hands and preferably as little as possible. An effective way to treat blemishes is fruit acids. The facial peeling AHA & BHA are ideal for this.
4. Choose the right products for the irritated skin
Even if you always use the same cosmetics, there is a good chance that you will have to replace them by wearing a face mask to solve skin problems. Avoid products such as oils, balms and thick lotions. Especially if you have acne-prone skin or rosacea. In rough terms, maskne care seems a bit like you rosacea products would use. In any case, less is more!
Use only light products under the mask. A facial spray and a light natural one moisture cream
one that protects and nourishes is sufficient.
5. Break up with makeup
We understand that it is annoying, but wear as little make-up (or preferably no make-up) under your face mask as possible. The pores get clogged, especially if you don't natural make-up
uses more synthetic ingredients. For example, choose light and breathable natural foundation.
The best products against skin irritation through a mouth mask
Use the products below in your daily care routine against skin irritations by wearing a mouth mask.
Cleansing the skin: Balm-to-milk cleanser A mild cleanser with vitamin-rich arctic blueberries. The soft oily composition is suitable for all skin types, but is especially suitable for dry and (acne-) sensitive skin.
Toner for the face: Facial sprays such as Chamomile & probiotics and Lavender water are ideal for soothing the skin. The natural facial sprays have a cleansing, soothing, moisturizing effect and thus combat irritations.
Additional protection: If the skin has a lot of impurities, the skin microbiome is likely out of balance. This can be corrected with products containing probiotics, such as it Hyaluronic acid serum from Flow Cosmetics.
Natural Retinol cream: Retinol is a perfect ingredient against impurities. It reduces blackheads and shrinks pores, while increasing skin hydration. This cream is packed with skin-caring vitamins. Such as vitamin E, which provides protection against oxidative stress and air pollution.
Natural face cream: Bilberry Moisturizing Cream
This natural face cream is packed with skin-nourishing vitamins. Such as vitamin E, which protects against oxidative stress and air pollution.
Make up: Korento Perfecting Mineral Base
For an opaque and velvety base. The light, breathable composition of this powder prevents the skin from drying out and clogging pores.