Unmask Your Dry Skin!

Try out these simple tips to keep your face moisturized while wearing a mask


Selin Avanesyans, Staff Writer

Masks have a great impact when it comes to protecting ourselves and our loved ones. They slow the spread of COVID-19, as well as other viruses. In spite of this, masks can make it difficult to maintain a healthy, moisturized face. Let’s learn to better take care of our skin while also wearing masks. 

Firstly, selecting the right kind of mask is very important. The adjustment and material of the mask should be comfortable. The mask should stay on the face and not slip under the nose. The ear bands should be of a good material so that the mask won’t cause irritation to the ears. Most doctors, nurses, teachers, adults, and students should wear KN95 or N95 masks when indoors. 

In addition, masks can cause acne, or “maskne.” They also cause dry skin, redness, and itchiness. To prevent this, make sure to use a cleanser to get rid of bacteria and start with a fresh base. 

Afterwards, you should apply moisturizer to your face. If you have dry skin, you should use a cream. If you have combination skin, use a type of lotion moisturizer. Those people with oily skin should use a gel moisturizer instead. 

SPF is also important, as it also protects your skin from UV rays. If you’re worried about breakouts, wear an oil-free sunscreen. 

Applying makeup may also be a challenge. It’s better to do the bare minimum or none while wearing a mask, because it may cause sensitivity to the skin. It’s important to use only good, quality ingredients on your face. 

If you wear a cloth-type face mask, you should wash it regularly, either by hand or through a machine. Also, if you wear KN95, N95 or regular face masks, dispose of them safely. Remember to cut the ear bands of your face masks, because they may end up in the ocean, causing harm to marine animals. 

Keeping your skin in good condition isn’t always easy, especially when you must wear masks all day, but you should still work to maintain healthy skin. Take the time to learn about what your skin needs, because clear and moisturized skin will make it easier for you to focus on learning and being successful in your life.