Celebrity aesthetician Olga Lorencin reveals the steps you should take this summer to avoid acne caused by masks.
Lorencin advises to try not wearing foundation underneath your mask if possible, adding to bring a stringent or toner with you so that anytime you feel like you’re sweating, you can wipe underneath your mask.
She continues that the lesser products you wear underneath your mask, the better.
The most important tips she offered were to avoid touching your mask at all, and making sure to regularly wash them.
The skin care expert explained that if you’re putting your fingers on your mask, it just became that much more dangerous, and a dirty mask will definitely cause a breakout. She added that you should make sure you wash and change your fabric mask daily (no exceptions), and if you did forget to wash it, spray it with alcohol and for 30 minutes, leave it out in the sun.
Lorencin advises using products which contain salicylic acid as an ingredient, as well as sunscreens with zinc in them as they’re great when it comes to eliminating skin congestion if you happen to be dealing with breakouts related to your mask already.
You may want to see your dermatologist about the breakouts should they continue, of course, but Lorencin says that you should try using professional grade products such as Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta pads at least twice per week or her deep detox facial in a box once per week if you are nervous about visiting a doctor’s office.
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Lorencin admits that whatever is good for your skin doesn’t mean that it’s shielding you from the virus, with N95 masks offering the best virus protection but could possibly cause breakouts especially if you’re already prone.
Lorencin says that the best option for your skin that won’t compromise your protection from the virus would be a thinner type if mask that is made out of cotton most likely.