Have you noticed a sudden change in your skin since you started wearing face masks? Well, chances are, you’re not alone. When your mask is worn correctly, it can create a pressurised seal, so no air is coming in. This can cause your face to sweat and may lead to breakouts or oilier skin.
If you already have oily skin, then wearing a face mask has probably made matters worse. However, the good news is that we’ve put together products and tips that can help keep your skin clear, smooth and reduce shine all day.
Read on to find out more…
Cleanse your skin after removing your mask
After removing your mask, the first thing you want to do is remove the sweat, oil or dirt that has built up on your skin. By cleansing your skin, you ensure that the excess dirt doesn’t clog your pores. To cleanse, you can either use micellar water or the POND’S Lasting Oil Control Face Wash, which has a unique oil-control cleansing formulation that washes away excess oil, dirt and impurities that cause spots and blemishes.
Apply a mattifying cream daily
Mattifying creams have a strong effect on excess sebum produced by your skin. They absorb excess oil and this results in a refined, matte texture all day long. After toning your skin with the POND’S Lasting Oil Control Toning Lotion, apply the POND’s Lasting Oil Control Vanishing Cream for all-day oil control and even-toned, spot-free skin.
Pick a mask made of natural fibre
Natural fibres can be gentler on your skin and they’re less likely to cause skin irritation. We recommend that you wear a face mask made of cotton rather than synthetic materials as they’re regarded to be more lightweight and breathable.
Exfoliate weekly with a face scrub
Sometimes all your skin needs is a deep cleanse to get rid of dead skin cells and excess oil. Gently massage your face 1-2 times a week with the POND’S Pure Detox Mineral Clay Cleansing Scrub to keep oiliness, dirt and germs at bay.
For more skincare advice, check out these tips on how to care for your skin while wearing a face mask.