Three ways to improve sensitive skin from wearing face masks
The Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19) hits the world. Everyone wears a mask when they go out, but wearing mask for a long time causes facial acne, redness, and inflammation. It has been reported a patient who is a 30-year-old female bank employee; she already had skin sensitivity problems. She needs to wear a mask for a long time due to frequent contact with customers. She wears it for more than 8 hours a day and she is exposed to high temperature and humidity. This keeps simulate her sensitive skin of the cheeks. In addition, the friction between the mask and the skin made the skin inflamed, causing pustules, acne, and redness, which made her beautiful face dangerously “disfigured.”
Some sensitive skin are also different from inborn sensitive skin. External stimulus damage, or seasonal changes, environmental changes, etc. may cause “allergic” dermatitis, so we should avoid irritation and follow skin care routine. Although the dermatologist recommends taking off the mask at intervals of 5 to 10 minutes to allow skin to breathe, but in the face of the COVID-19, everyone has no free time to take off the mask. It is always important to avoid COVID-19 and maintain good health. When it is summer, the hot and humid weather will bring skin more irritation. How should the sensitive skin be improved in this case? The following will tell you three steps to improve the sensitive skin from wearing mask.
1. Cleansing and Makeup Remover
Sensitive skin should reduce contact with mineral oil and artificial cleansing products, avoid using emulsifier-based cleansing milk or cleansing oil. Remove cosmetics with chemical-free cleansing products first, and then use mild non-soap (ie Non-foaming) or facial cleanser, effectively remove dirt, grease and impurities on the face. If the skin feels tight and too dry after washing the face, it tells you this cleansing product is not suitable for you.
At the same time, do not over-clean your face. If the deep sebum is washed away, the acidic protective film on the skin surface will be destroyed, and the skin will lose its ability to naturally regulate and repair. Instead, it will become sensitive muscles and make it more serious.
2. Toner or hydrosol as an effective moisturizer
The most important principle for choosing skin care products for sensitive skin is that they do not contain chemical preservatives, alcohol, fragrance and colourant. Toner is the most important daily skin care procedure for sensitive skin. A suitable toner can stabilize the skin and lay a foundation for subsequent moisturising products. Toners containing hyaluronic acid and plant oil can be used as the basis. Highly moisturizing water-based ingredients are used to keep skin moist. The water-absorbing moisturizing ingredients with strong water absorption capacity include: hyaluronic acid, natural moisturizing factor (NMF), collagen, etc. strengthen the skin’s water-storing function .
Pay attention to that most of the toners on the market can only reach the surface of the skin, usually containing complex moisturizing ingredients, and may also contain alcohol. Alcohol is volatile, and it will make you feel cool and refreshing after use. But in fact, it did not solve the problem of water shortage in the dermis, but also caused acne, redness, and spots.
Natural hydrosol is very effective in hydrating, because the molecule is very small, and it can penetrate into the dermal layer to hydrate in just a few seconds. Using hydrosol to moisturize is more gentle and can really quench the thirst for the skin. Sensitive skin can use anti-sensitive natural hydrosol such as Damascus rose hydrosol,Chamomile hydrosol etc. They can quickly calm the skin, strengthen tissues, eliminate redness, relieve pain and improve allergy. Its anti-allergic substances can soothe and improve skin allergies.
Sensitive skin can be covered with a simple moisturizing mask or a soothing mask, but pay attention to the essence of the mask and the material of the mask must be natural and organic. Agents or chemical substances may irritate the skin. You can use toner or natural hydrosol to moisten cotton pads as a face mask.
3. Beauty oil helps to moisture, repair and strengthen the skin
The use of skin care beauty oil can help skin get enough moisture, provide nutrients and moisture. The oils in skin care oils also come in different categories. They can come from animal oils, vegetable oils, mineral oils or synthetic esters. The quality is also extremely important. For example, it is extracted from different plants, and the texture is refreshing and sticky. It generally contains a lot of skin care ingredients such as unsaturated fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, etc. It is best to choose good quality, high skin-friendly, and good penetration Skincare oil suitable for your skin type.
As for whether to use skin care oil sooner or later, it depends on the skin type. For example, dry skin can be used in the morning, which can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles after makeup. However, if the skin care oil contains light-sensitive ingredients, such as vitamin A, vitamin C, etc., it is recommended to use it only at night.
The public prefers organic and natural skin care products, the most natural and harmless skin care oil is the most popular. Moroccan argan oil and prickly pear seed oil originating in Morocco, after carefully selecting high-quality fruit seeds, it takes a long time and is extracted by cold pressing technology without mixing other oils. It is most suitable for sensitive skin. It can deeply moisturize the skin and protect the environment from the skin on the face. It can be absorbed quickly and effectively. It is suitable for all skin including sensitive skin. Acne, eczema, psoriasis. Prickly Pear seed oil has 150% more vitamin E than argan oil. These 150% more antioxidant power, can help anti-aging, stimulate cell renewal, protect skin from free radical damage, promote skin adjustment rate, restore skin elasticity and firming the skin.