I live in North Carolina and our Governor has mandated that everyone wear a mask in public. There are a few exceptions to that rule, but generally, most people should be wearing a mask any time they are in a public place or around others.
All this mask-wearing is taking a toll on the skin, so I’m sharing a few skincare face masks in order to prevent “mask acne” or “mask-ne”.
Fresh Umbrian Clay Pore Purifying Mask – This is one of my very favorites for times I need a deep, pore-cleansing experience. I use this much more often in the summer than in the winter.
Charlotte Tilbury Goddess Clay Mask – This is a clay mask I’d use year-round because it isn’t overly drying. Sometimes my skin can feel tight after a clay mask, but that does not happen with this one!
Laneige Mini Pore Waterclay Mask – I love the gel/clay consistency in this mask and imagine it would be nice for dry skin that still needs to be cleaned.
Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores – This is one of the first clay masks I tried and it worked wonderfully.
More than ever before, though, it’s important to keep your hands off your skin as much as possible. When safe, take the mask off at let your skin “breathe”. Wash the mask regularly and if you’re able to choose a lighter coverage makeup for this time, you may be happier with the longevity and look of your makeup! I’ve decided just to press on with my normal makeup routine, including setting it with Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray, and touching up when necessary.
As far as masks go, I’ve tried a few and have a couple recommendations for you:
My friend Jordan highly recommends this mask if you have acne-prone skin. It’s made with a special fabric that has Silvadur antimicrobial technology to help keep bacteria and other unwanted elements from settling into the mask.
I have a silk face mask from Slip that I wear occasionally, but I’ve found it to just be too thick in the heat of the summer.
Beyond that, I’ve been most pleased with the pleated face masks from Nordstrom. Here is a similar version. They tie around your neck and the ear loops are adjustable. They are the most convenient and comfortable masks I’ve worn yet!