Skincare Must-Haves When Wearing Face Masks

June 12, 2020

Hi guys! Today I'll be sharing all about what products you can incorporate in your daily routines while wearing face masks in this pandemic.

So as you guys no doubt already know, we're living in the new normal. Social distancing and face masks are now present in our daily lives, and it's important to adapt to these changes. Though being socially distant from others doesn't really cause any negative effects on my skin, I realized that regularly using a mask has taken a toll on my complexion.

So today, I'll be sharing some tips on how you can adapt your skin to wearing a mask, as well as what products you can use to help your skin out.

1. Prep your skin before wearing a mask
For those of you guys with oily skin like me, you know how we can get breakouts if we leave our sebum secretion uncontrolled. This gets even worse when it gets trapped under a face mask because the air you breathe gets kind of trapped inside, and it can be a breeding ground for bacteria.

To prevent this from happening, we can take steps to strengthen the skin and its barrier. For this, I recommend Belif's Stress Shooter - Cica Bomb Cream.

Not only does this help to strengthen the skin barrier, it also helps to keep breakouts and flare-ups in control, using a unique combination of moisturizing and soothing ingredients. Click here to read my full review.

2. Still wear sunscreen
Sadly, a face mask is not a magic shield. Environmental aggressors such as harmful UV rays, blue light and pollution can still harm the skin if it’s not protected. The most effective way to protect the skin is by wearing sunscreen under the face mask. Even if you're working from home, UV protection is still a must! Not only will your skin be protected from harmful UVA and UVB rays, wearing sunscreen also further strengthens the skin’s health.

For sunscreen, I recommend these three from Belif:

If you're still going out and about and you don't really want to wear makeup under your mask, the UV Protector Tone-Up Sunscreen would be a great alternative. If you're the lazy type, the UV Protector Almighty Sun Stick would be your best bet. If you sweat a lot and you want something that is sweat-proof (especially in this Malaysian weather), UV Protector Multi Sunscreen+ is for you!

Click here to read my reviews on these sunblocks!

3. Soothe your skin while/after wearing a mask
After removing your mask, it's important to wash your face and get rid of bacteria. However, it's also important to soothe the skin! My skin personally gets a bit red after wearing masks, and I always get line indentations on my face.

I personally really like The Face Shop's Jeju Aloe Fresh Soothing Gel (review), but I recently switched to the Jeju Aloe Refreshing Soothing Gel! It's much more soothing in my opinion because of the cooling effect, and I love how soothed my skin is.

The Face Shop is actually doing a Buy 2 Free 1 promo on these aloe gels, so I recommend checking that promo out here.

If you're someone with sensitive skin who cannot wait to get home to soothe your skin, I recommend trying out an aloe mist instead.

You can rehydrate and soothe your skin throughout your day, and this will help control your redness and keep you soothed.

I usually apply this mist at work, and it's great for rehydrating my face as well since sitting in an aircon room for long periods of time can be quite drying to the skin. The mist is very fine, and I love how refreshed I feel right after.

As you guys know, The Face Shop currently carries a lot of brands like Belif, CNP Laboratory, VDIVOV, Beyond and more. If you guys are interested in getting anything from TFS' website soon, you can use my code EROS0620 to get free delivery (with a minimum order of RM100) + free gifts!

Usually to get free shipping, you have to spend RM200. If you apply my code, you only have to purchase RM100 to avail free shipping!

As for the free gifts, you'll get 3 pcs Real Nature Mask (worth RM16.50) + 5 pcs Surgical Face Masks (worth RM6.50)! Not only do you get masks to help protect yourself while you're out and about, you also get masks to help calm and soothe your skin once you get home.

The code is only valid from now till June 30, so remember to use my code EROS0620!

And that's it for this post! I hope you guys found it helpful and informative.

Thanks for dropping by my blog, see ya next time!

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