As we all ease into #TheNewNormal, keeping safe and protected becomes even more important. While physical distancing and other sanitary measures are still being observed, you can never be too careful. That’s why wearing masks is a non-negotiable: it's crucial for your own safety, as well as the safety of the people you may encounter!
However, one of the effects of wearing a mask round the clock is skin irritation, caused by the friction between the fabric of the mask and your face. As oil, sweat, and makeup build up beneath the fabric, you may experience chafing, redness, or acne breakouts. The good news is that this irritation can be reduced, if not avoided completely. Here’s a quick, two-step routine that you can check out!
Meet your new skin-first irritation essential: the Keep Clean and Calm oatmeal soap. It’s great for cleansing and soothing skin irritation and inflammation; oatmeal has emollient properties that help keep skin moisturized, particularly the epidermis, which tends to suffer the most from dryness.
The Keep Clean and Calm oatmeal soap is mild enough for regular use, and helps restore your skin’s natural pH while relieving itchy, inflamed skin. Oatmeal also contains saponins, natural cleansing agents that gently remove accumulated dirt and oil.
Hydrate and build protection
Now that you've got the gentle cleansing out of the day, next up is our multi-purpose Flower Power facial mist and setting spray! It’s infused with skin-first ingredients such as rose fruit and rosa centifolia extracts that work together to soothe skin irritation, especially after a long day of mask-wearing. It's packed with Vitamin C (Read: 3 Reasons Why Your Skin Needs Vitamin C), which helps with repairing damage and strengthening your moisture barrier.
A damaged moisture barrier typically develops small “cracks” that cause moisture to seep out and irritants to easily enter; by keeping it healthy, you ensure that your skin has its very own bodyguard to maintain hydration and protect you from irritants and other stressors.
Once you’ve cleansed your face with the oatmeal soap, simply mist up with the Flower Power spray to seal in moisture and strengthen your skin barrier. This skincare duo effectively works hand in hand, so you can cleanse, moisturize, and boost your skin's ability to recover from mask irritation.
Remember, keeping clean and taking care of your skin go together. Staying sanitized and practicing personal hygiene is just one part of the equation when it comes to maintaining your skin health!