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Protect your skin from wearing a face mask

Wearing a face mask has become an essential part of your daily life in reducing the spread of the virus as well as protecting you from getting sick. However, the effect of wearing a mask on your face is proving to be hard on your skin, causing problems that range from acne and peeling skin to rashes and itchiness.

Make-up, moisturisers, sunscreens and your natural face oils become obstructed when covered with a face mask. In addition, breathing and talking while wearing a face mask further increases moisture levels, creating an unfavourable humid environment under the mask, which promotes skin irritation resulting in dry, inflamed conditions and breakouts. To help prevent skin problems from developing under your face mask it may be necessary to introduce a change to your normal skin care routine to protect your skin from this new element.

Restoring and maintaining the skins natural balance during this time is crucial. The use of an appropriate moisturiser, regular exfoliation to prevent keratinised cell build up and providing a protective barrier underneath the face mask is highly effective.

To help, we’ve gathered expert advice from Vitaderm dermatologists on the best skin care range to assist your skin through the corona virus pandemic. If you find that wearing a face mask is causing skin problems like a rash, acne, or other irritation, you may be able to treat it yourself.

Click the link below to view our selected Vitaderm Skin Protective Recovery Kit. Helping you to treat your skin from the effects of wearing a face mask:

https://salon33.co.za/collections/vitaderm/products/face-mask-skin-protection

 

 

 

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