Due to the excess sweat and grime that is now being trapped under your mask, you need to ensure that you double cleanse your face. This can mean using a cleansing oil or micellar water to start, followed by a regular cleanser, or you can just use your regular cleanser twice in a row. If you are opting for using your regular cleanser twice in a row, make sure it is not too stripping to the skin. Ask your aesthetician if you’re not sure what option is best for you.
We recommend using this time to save money on cosmetics and just apply makeup on exposed areas around the mask. This will help prevent clogged pores and blemishes that may appear due to excess layers on the skin.
Changing your mask each day is important to avoid bacteria build up on the masks, which can lessen their effectiveness as well as spread breakout-causing bacteria on your skin. We recommend reusable, cotton masks which can be hand washed or thrown in the washing machine.
If you aren’t already, now is a great time to add an exfoliator to your routine. Masks essentially create a micro-climate of humidity around the bottom of your face, causing your dead skin cells to build up and create dullness. Depending on your other skin needs, you may want to consider a physical exfoliant or a chemical one. Ask your aesthetician what’s best for you!
You may find that your regular moisturizer is too heavy right now, even with the winter looming. The heat that your breath creates under the mask is helping your face hold on to water, as well as the protection that the mask gives you against environmental stress. Using a moisturizer this winter that is hydrating but light, may be more suitable for most people.