Why protective face masks can affect the skin (and how you can prevent it)

While many frontline workers already wear protective masks every day, wearing a face mask out in public has suddenly become a part of daily life for the rest of us as well. Face masks may be necessary for now, but wearing them regularly or for prolonged periods can be hard on the skin.

Keep reading to understand the negative effects of wearing a face mask on the skin and how to prevent them.

Understanding your Skin type

It’s good to understand your own skin type. It helps build a good skin care regime & design treatment protocols. There are several factors that guide this. Click each factor to learn more. This is a broad overview with some overlap, of course. Hope it’s helpful! Glow & Grow! ➳ Back to Beauty Blog

The skin’s natural oil

Yes, the skin secretes a natural oil called sebum! It helps the skin retain moisture and stay supple, contributes to the skin barrier & even protects it against basic skin infections. Too much of it makes the skin oily, predisposing to acne & related conditions. Lack of it makes the skin dry and sensitive. What’sContinue reading “The skin’s natural oil”

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