(Yes, we know how much it impacts your skin)

Undoubtedly, the skin is a reflection of our habits, environment and daily life. That is why oily skin is not only a consequence of hormonal cycles or genetic predisposition, but there are other factors such as the use of a face mask that can cause it or make it worse.

The use of face masks is not up for discussion: according to the World Health Organization (WHO), it is one of the biosecurity measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. However, we must be aware that using it for prolonged periods can cause mechanical damage, that is, from friction with our skin; or damage as a result of the temperature and humidity accumulated in the area. If you add to this that, by itself, your skin has oily tendencies, things get complicated.

Don't worry, we fully understand how you feel (and, of course, how your skin feels) so we suggest that you first breathe and take things easy. Yes there are things you can do about it:

1.- When purchasing a face mask, take into account the material it is made of. A KN95 is better because they are the ones that have less friction with the skin. Another alternative is the trilayer or surgical.

2.- As far as possible, rest from using the mask in places where you do not put yourself at risk.

3.- Before putting it on, clean your face with a mild soap specific for your skin type and with water that is not too hot so as not to dehydrate it.

4.- After hygiene, hydration is the most important thing, so we suggest that you use a moisturizer that suits your needs, preferably with a light texture, or one that is free of fat or oils.

5.- At the end of the day, when you go to sleep (finally without a mask!) it wouldn't be bad if you used a serum that regenerates the damage caused during the day.

These are some of the products that you can use on your face at the end of the day:

As always, we suggest that you go to your dermatologist for advice on the best way to continue taking care of your skin.

“Be good to your skin. You'll wear it every day for the rest of your life.”

Renee Rouleau