The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic has shaken up our lives and has made masks become an integral part of our routine. Protagonists of the global response to fight the ongoing sanitary emergency, face coverings are playing a key role in reducing the risk of virus transmission, but their prolonged usage is also causing a mix of blemishes, skin irritation and pimples known as “maskne”. Read on to learn some easy tips to prevent face-mask skin problems.

Don’t overlook daily cleansing

Regular facial cleansing is a non-negotiable step for any effective skincare routine as it removes bacteria, environmental pollutants and makeup residue from your skin, but also ensures a deeper absorption of the cosmetic products subsequently applied. Opt for a gentle, foaming cleanser like L’Oreal Paris’ Revitalift Cleanser, which delicately gets rid of impurities without disrupting the skin barrier. Enriched with Vitamin C, it also helps to enhance radiance and brightness. 

Moisturise before wearing your mask

Avoid irritation and redness by hydrating your skin before putting your mask on. This simple measure helps to build a defensive barrier that fights the friction resulting from the use of personal protective equipment. For great results, apply L’Oreal’s Revitalift Triple Power LZR Day Cream Frangrance-Free; its combination of hyaluronic acid, Vitamin C and Pro-Retinol creates the perfect formula to moisturize, plump and nourish the skin while delaying the ageing process. 

Rethink your beauty habits

If you can’t give up on wearing makeup even under the mask, the Infallible Fresh Wear Foundation and Infallible Full Wear Concealer are your best allies; thanks to their transfer-proof technology and lightweight formulas, they won’t smudge or transfer onto your face coverings. Suitable for all skin types and catering to a wide variety of shades, both products provide medium-to-full buildable coverage that lasts all day. 

Take care of your mask 

Masks have become an essential part of our daily lives proving to be an effective tool to flatten the curve; however, they can trap sweat, oils and bacteria, so make sure to wash them properly, whether in the washing machine or by hand, in between uses. 

Post-Mask Cleansing 

Cleansing your face again right after you take your mask off is the foundation of maskne prevention, so reach for L’Oreal Micellar Cleansing Water; this complete cleanser dissolves makeup and purifies the skin, preventing breakouts, irritation, and premature ageing in one single step. It even takes off the most stubborn of waterproof mascara.

Pamper yourself at home with a natural clay mask 

At the end of a long day, relax, unwind and give yourself a 10 minutes break; it’s all it takes to allow Pure-Clay Charcoal Mask to work and revitalize your skin. Targeting built-up impurities, the blend of three mineral clays and charcoal draws excess oil away from your pores and leaves the skin purified. 

Create a pre-bedtime skincare regimen 

As your skin regenerates itself at night, your pre-bedtime is the perfect moment to take care of it. To intensify natural processes and brighten up your complexion, use 10% Pure Glycolic Acid serum; designed to remove dead cells and improve tone, the serum also minimizes the appearance of fine lines thanks to the effects of aloe vera. To guarantee further repair, apply Revitalift Triple Power Intensive Overnight Mask; formulated with Pro-Retinol, hyaluronic acid and Vitamin C, this night moisturizer deeply nourishes the skin, replenishes moisture and smoothes the wrinkles due to the triple action of its main ingredients. 


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