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How to avoid getting acne after wearing a mask for too long? (Part 2)

Maintain exfoliating frequency 2 times/week

Wearing a mask regularly during the epidemic season makes it easy for pores to be clogged with dirt, excess oil, debris… Exfoliating helps to remove impurities from the skin, thereby limiting the risk of acne. Don’t choose a granular exfoliating product because it can have sharp edges that can damage the skin. If you have oily or acne-prone skin, a chemical exfoliator, containing salicylic acid (BHA) is suitable for you. BHA is soluble in oil, so it can go deep into the pores to remove impurities that are accumulated there, contributing to acne and anti-inflammatory.

Provides skin with antioxidant nutrients

In addition to cleansing, exfoliating and exfoliating, the skin also needs to be tolerated with beneficial ingredients that enhance regeneration, repair damage and maintain a healthy state. Supplement the skin with antioxidant nutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin E, retinol, niacinamide … from serums and lotions.

Moisturize with a light cream

Moisturize day and night to maintain a lasting moisture, improve the strength of the skin barrier and keep skin supple. A lightweight, fast-absorbing, non-secreting moisturizer is the ideal choice for daily skin care routines.

Full skin protection with sunscreen during the day

Sunscreen is the “bodyguard” of the skin. It prevents the negative effects of UV rays from the sun causing skin such as sunburn, brown spots, sagging skin, premature skin aging … If the skin is not well-protected, it will become weak. , when acne attack will heal slowly, and the lesions after acne such as bruises, concave scars are also more difficult to overcome.

Incorporate steam into a skincare routine

Saunas contribute to clearing dirt and sebum accumulated under the skin, helping to reduce acne as well as support effective neurological relaxation.

Use oil absorbent paper to control excess oil

Wearing a mask for a long time will increase the temperature on the skin surface, causing the skin to quickly produce oil, sweat. Therefore, you should bring oil absorbent paper to absorb excess oil when needed. Avoid excessive skin shine because it just looks unsightly and increases the risk of clogged pores, acne.


How to avoid getting acne after wearing a mask for too long? (Part 1)

You need to cleanse your skin daily and increase the supply of nutrients to prevent acne.


Do not wear makeup if not needed

Facemasks are a separate material when you are outdoors during an epidemic season. Wearing a mask for a long time will cause sweat, sebum combined with cosmetic makeup residues, dead cells, dirt … to clog pores. This is a favorable condition for acne to develop. So you should limit makeup. If forced to make up, remove makeup thoroughly at the end of the day.

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Bring a gentle makeup remover bottle

Makeup remover is a quick, non-greasy way to cleanse your skin so you don’t need to wash it with water. You can wipe your face with makeup remover in the middle of the day, or after moving outside for too long with a mask. The makeup remover product that should be in your bag is non-alcohol and fragrance-free.

Use a water-based cleansing product

All day outside with a mask, the skin will have a lot of excess oil and impurities, so it needs to be cleaned in the evening. Absolutely do not go to bed with an unclean face if you do not want acne during the epidemic season. Be close to a gentle, low-lathering face wash that doesn’t contain harsh cleansing ingredients.

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PH balance for skin after cleansing

The skin’s natural pH is around 4.5-6.2. Some face wash products contain highly alkaline cleansing agents that will increase the pH of the skin, leading to dryness, discomfort. Therefore, you should use toner solution to moisturize, balance the pH, and reduce redness, peeling skin. Note do not use toner containing alcohol, aromas, astringents such as witch hazel extract, peppermint oil … because these are ingredients that can cause irritation.