We cannot avoid it, wearing a mouth mask is part of 'the new normal' and mandatory in more and more places. Wearing a mouth mask for a long time can cause irritation to the skin. 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.
Why skin irritation from wearing a mouth 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.
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
a mouth mask can make this worse. Pimples and pimples caused by wearing mouth caps have been so common since the Corona that there is a name for it: Maskne. This is acne caused or aggravated by wearing a mask. Maskne is natural not true acne. This skin problem can be prevented by cleaning and protecting your skin with natural and effective products
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.
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 mouth mask. It's best to wash your face with a mild and natural cleanser
, before and after wearing the mask. Do not use hard scrubs, aggressive products or hot water, as this dries out the skin. A facial 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.
4. Choose the right products for the irritated skin
If you always use the same cosmetics, there is a good chance that you will have to replace them by wearing a mouth mask to be able to remedy skin problems. Avoid products such as oils, balms, and thick lotions. Especially if you have acne-prone skin. Less is more! Only use light products under the mask. A facial spray
and a light natural face 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 mineral powder
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 aromatic blueberries. The soft oil-like composition is suitable for all skin types, but is especially for dry and (acne-) prone skin.
Lighting for in between: Face Spray Chamomile & Probiotics
en Lavender water
The great thing about a facial spray is that you don't have to touch your face with your hands. The facial sprays have a cleansing, softening, moisturizing effect and thus combat irritations.
Natural face cream: Bilberry Moisture 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.