The CDC currently recommends wearing a face covering any time you are in public, and many states are taking it a step further by requiring it. Our skin is not used to being covered all day, so it may become irritated or you may begin to notice clogged pores and acne breakouts. It’s important to give your skin the extra love and care it needs at this time by following a proper skincare routine.
Todd Harris, a skincare, beauty, and makeup expert, has provided us with his recommended skincare routine tips to help keep your skin clean and clear. As an added bonus, we’re also sharing his makeup tips to help you look your best while wearing your face mask!
Skincare Routine Tips:
- Cleanser: Use a cream cleanser that is mild and won’t strip your skin or irritate it.
- Calming Spray: A calming spray can help with redness and irritation, and is also the first step in moisturizing.
- Moisturizer: Do not skip this step! Your moisturizer will hydrate, plump, and heal your skin. A moisturizer with hyaluronic acid is recommended because it can help alleviate dry skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and speed up healing.
- Retionol: A mild retinol will help gently exfoliate your skin and unclog your pores.
Makeup Tips While Wearing a Face Mask:
While you are wearing a face mask, your eyes are on display, so it’s most important to pay attention to this area. Follow these tips to look your best in your mask:
- Concealer: You can hide any imperfections under your eyes and brighten the area simply by applying a few dots of concealer under your eye and blending it out.
- Eyelash Curler: An eyelash curler can really open your eyes and make you look more awake. The best technique to use is to get super close to the base of your eyelashes and squeeze tight.
- Eyebrows: Eyebrows help to frame your face. Comb your eyebrow hairs up, and make short little strokes to fill in any gaps.
- Mascara: Mascara can make your eyelashes look really thick and long. Get close to the base of your lashes, wiggle the brush through your lashes, and comb out the ends.