This pandemic has caused so many changes. The nation has locked down, the economy has changed; even how we interact with each other has changed. Even how we deal with the pandemic on a personal level has changed us all.
The most basic personal change is wearing masks. The mask has also generated a lot of medical questions. For many, the question is, can wearing a mask cause acne? Sadly, the short answer is yes.
Masks can trap heat and moisture against the skin. This is a breeding ground for bacteria that can irritate the skin. Masks that are reused can hold oils and bacteria as well.
For reusable masks, you should wash them often, and use color and fragrance-free detergents. If you do not want to wash your mask every day, then you might want to consider buying several and washing them all at the same time.
Before you start reaching for disposable masks, know that they offer their own problems as well. With disposable masks, it is recommended that you avoid latex, which can increase the likelihood of contact dermatitis. So, the mask you wear is only part of the battle.
Prevent Acne Breakouts With Facials And Skin Care
You will have to take a proactive stance when it comes to your acne care in the areas covered by a mask. Greentoes is here to help you not only weather this pandemic, but to keep your skin looking and feeling fresh and beautiful no matter what.
Step one is to keep your skin hydrated. To do this effectively, apply facial oils to the skin during the day. This will seal in moisture and create a protective barrier from the mask. Greentoes offers the Stone Crop Hydrating Mist to help you do this. It is a revitalizing and healing toner for all skin types. You can use it with Sun Defense Minerals to increase your skin’s hydration level and to leave it looking smooth and moisturized.
And do not let the treatment end when the mask is off. It is important to continue this overnight with richer creams.
For this, we have products like the Lotus Detoxifying Overnight Treatment. This lightweight gel cream stops water loss, vitalizes the skin, and defends it against drying stressors overnight which can harm the skin. The Lotus Treatment is suitable for all skin types. And the Lotus Detoxifying Overnight Treatment seals in moisture to reveal a fresh complexion when you wake up.
If you are using a cleanser with exfoliating beads or harsh foaming agents, switch to a gentler cleanser. This will not compromise your skin or increase the chance of irritation.
We offer an Oxygenating Fizzofoliant. This powder-to-foam exfoliant employs stone crop, microgreens, and rice flour with adzuki powder to infuse skin with a soft, youthful radiant look. It is exactly what your face needs.
Also, give your face as much mask-free time as possible. Mask-free time allows for the clean flow of oxygen. This will also allow for bacteria-friendly moisture to dry out.
If you are required to wear a mask for 8 hours or more nearly non-stop, try cleansing pads to gently remove residue and cleanse where the mask has been in contact with.
You could also use the Acne Advanced Cleansing Foam. This liquid-to-foam cleanser provides long lasting quality acne cleansing action. All while effectively preventing acne breakouts and clearing blocked pores.
Sadly, despite even your best efforts, you may still experience breakouts. You can take steps to minimize their impact when it happens. There are plenty of things you can try to treat breakouts and irritation caused by face masks.
Start by zeroing in on problem areas. Use a spot acne treatment that will flush out your pores and improve the overall appearance of skin that looks irritated by prolonged mask wear.
To spot treat your breakouts, we recommend Clear Skin Targeted Treatment by Eminence. A combination of Tea tree oil and salicylic acid that was sourced from willow bark, will cleanse your pores while brightening skin. Then it finishes off with Buchu leaf extract which actively shrinks pores while a cooling cucumber soothes any dry skin. Your knowledgeable skin care expert at Greentoes can help you in picking out the best products for your skin to minimize any outbreaks. It’s very important to avoid using lesser quality cosmetics that could clog your pores.
Natural Facial Products
At Greentoes, we carry Eminence Organics to nourish and hydrate your skin. Eminence is a Hungarian based organic skincare company which has been in business since 1958. Eminence’s entire line is free from parabens, artificial preservatives, animal byproducts, petroleum, and mineral oil. Every ingredient in their line of skin care products is handpicked to do one thing, feed your skin a natural and healthy diet.
Their commitment to natural animal-free products fits the objectives of an environmentally friendly business that Greentoes supports and believes in. We want only the best for our Tucson guests.
Above all, staying on top of your face with appropriate skin care is important. The benefits of a good spa treatment cannot be emphasized enough. Visiting one of our two Tucson locations to treat your face is not only a way to pamper yourself, but to revitalize and nourish your battered skin.
The Signature Facials that we offer at Greentoes will also help your skin care.
Masks will be a part of our lives for at least the foreseeable future. However, there is no reason for you to sacrifice your skin and suffer acne outbreaks because of it. You will need to be proactive, but with help from Greentoes, you can maintain healthy acne-free skin in Tucson.