Dry, flaky skin can cause irritation and show fine lines and pigmentation on your skin more clearly. If you suffer from dry winter skin this season, we’ve listed some of our favorite hydration boosting products that will take dry skin sufferers from dull to luminous in no time!
You wash your face, never deter from your skincare routine, and routinely change out your masks, so what gives? Even if you have the most strict skincare routine, you can still develop acne from wearing a mask. These are three main ways your mask is causing you stubborn breakouts:
Masks cause irritation from friction and chaffing, similar to a rug burn. Over time, a tightly fitted mask can cause pressure which results in breakouts. The bridge of your nose and cheeks can be most susceptible to rubbing.
The material of your mask is absorbing your skin’s natural oils while in use. This can cause irritation, dryness, and sensitivity. If you’re washing your mask regularly with scented detergents, these fragrances can cause irritation for skin types sensitive to fragrance.
Occlusion is simply when a pore gets clogged. Between the irritation and rubbing, the warm, moist air being trapped inside the mask, and any makeup or sunscreen you may be wearing, it’s no surprise as to why your pores are getting easily clogged. For men, even the presence of facial hair adds an additional layer of acne possibility.