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Take care of your skin despite the mask

In this period of health crisis, we are not going to lie to each other, wearing a mask is not always a piece of cake. But since it is necessary to preserve our health and that of others, we might as well try to live with it! So let's see how to take care of your skin despite the mask, how to keep it beautiful and healthy, but also, how to wear makeup with a mask.

Wearing a mask:what are its effects on our skin?

Concretely, to be in good health, our skin must be oxygenated. The water that naturally evaporates from the fabrics, the perspiration, but also the sebum, must be able to evacuate easily. When you wear a mask, the skin is enclosed. It heats up, the water evaporates and remains in the mask (in addition to the condensation linked to breathing). This hot and humid environment promotes perspiration. Perspiration, associated with the friction of the mask, can then promote irritation :the skin itches, reddens, feels tight, and becomes very uncomfortable. The effects of wearing the mask on the skin can also magnify skin problems , in people affected by acne, psoriasis, or rosacea.

To limit the discomfort, you can favor surgical masks, which are often less suffocating than fabric ones, but whose ecological impact is deplorable. If you prefer fabric masks, favor those in linen or organic cotton , so that they are breathable and that there are no risky substances in the composition of the fabric. Finally, if you can, remove the mask for a few minutes several times a day to allow the skin to ventilate. Of course, make sure that this does not conflict with barrier gestures , that you are in a private and secluded space.

How to take care of your skin despite the mask?

Gently cleanse the skin

To allow the skin to breathe, clean it morning and evening. This will remove accumulated sebum and perspiration . If the skin is weakened by the mask, use a mild cleanser. Instead, opt for a cleansing foam, or a gel suitable for sensitive skin.

Lather the product then rinse with clear water. If the water in your municipality is calcareous, complete the cleaning with a spray of thermal water , to eliminate calcareous residues which can be irritating. You can also use cornflower floral water, renowned for its soothing properties.

Moisturize the skin daily

To soothe irritated skin, there's nothing like a moisturizer. If you have combination to oily skin, choose a water-rich treatment , so as not to grease the skin, which would cause imperfections. If you have dry skin, choose a treatment rich in lipids , which will nourish it and better protect it from friction.

Once or twice a week, use a moisturizing face mask to allow your skin to replenish its hydration. You can also find moisturizing masks with soothing active ingredients, which will kill two birds with one stone. Of course, internal hydration also plays a big role:despite the mask, keep drinking well. It is recommended to consume 1.5 liters of water on average per day.

Sooth and protect your skin

Since we know we'll be wearing the mask for a while, better take the lead and strengthen the skin . In particular, you can find barrier creams available in pharmacies. Be careful though, they are not suitable for all skin types, so do not hesitate to ask your pharmacist for advice.

If barrier creams are not for you, you can turn to our Pure Pulp Neo beauty restorer. It has a double action ideal for skin weakened by the mask:it repairs the skin in depth, while strengthening its hydrolipidic film (barrier that protects the skin from aggressions). The skin is lastingly soothed, it is more resistant to wearing the mask and becomes comfortable again.

How to make up with a mask?

Despite the consequences of the health crisis, many of us continue our professional activities. And even with a mask, we would like to be able to look good! But how to be beautiful with a mask ? Well, makeup is a good ally, but be careful, you have to go gently, especially if your skin is irritated by the mask.

We must at all costs avoid smothering it further under layers of makeup. Once the skin is hydrated, apply either a BB cream or a very light veil of foundation . If you only have very slight blemishes, just correct with a concealer. Apply a lipstick to protect your mouth from the mask.

Then, we will focus on a single objective:have a beautiful look . And yes, to be beautiful with the mask, it is on the look that you have to bet everything. Conceal dark circles with a concealer that matches your skin tone. Apply a cream eyeshadow , in natural tones:golden-brown, glittery beige, or a pearly pink. The shiny appearance will bring light to the look and draw attention to it. Choose an eyeshadow color that suits your complexion, but also highlights the color of your eyes.

Draw a line along the eyelashes , using a grease pencil, always in natural tones. Preferably, use a pencil a tone darker than the blush. Blur the line using a brush for a more natural look. A little touch of mascara, and you will have a fiery look!

Veld's tip:don't forget to take care of your eyebrows . Well maintained and made up with care, they help to intensify the look. Discover all our advice in our article:how to have beautiful eyebrows!