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”

Disclaimer 💡 You already own the ultimate Beauty Secret

In a society that looks for imperfections, it’s a mini protest to love yourself. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. It’s great never to forget the basics. The key to beauty is an inside job, and it WILL reflect in whatever you do. You cannot get the realization of self worth and confidence from anyone but yourself, and noContinue reading “Disclaimer 💡 You already own the ultimate Beauty Secret”

Perception towards Vitiligo☯️

There’s a global pandemic outside and another pandemic within. The striking contrast of leaves spotted against the sky creates a sense of beauty, peace & harmony. When the skin borrows the same pattern it’s viewed through an entirely different lens. Can we correct the lens? Many societies place a profound significance on the appearance ofContinue reading “Perception towards Vitiligo☯️”

Beauty Blog Beginnings🩺

As mentioned in my tagline, being a ‘Dermatologist by day & Dreamer by dusk’, I am happy to share my new Beauty Blog :”Glow & Grow”… Glow from the outside & grow from within :), which will be sprinkled with skin care tips on an ongoing basis. I am sure you will enjoy & benefitContinue reading “Beauty Blog Beginnings🩺”

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