It’s June and we have more opportunities to go out, but we always wear masks when we go out, don’t we? I’m sure there are many of you who wear them even when you go out for a short time. But at the same time, people often say that they have “skin problems” from wearing a mask all the time. It’s hard to meet people all at once.
That’s why in this article, former cosmetics company employee and beauty enthusiast Akiba Akiba Kenkyusei, who shares beauty information on his Youtube channel “Akiba Beauty Institute”, introduces recommended care items for skin damage caused by masks. In order to cope with the current season, please use it as a reference.
Why does wearing a mask cause skin damage?
Friction is as it should be, and any type of fiber is a burden because it comes in direct contact with the skin. Especially around the nose area, some types have wires running through them, which can cause extra damage. And when you wear a mask, your own exhalation and sweat will inevitably make it steamy inside. There are some beauty treatments that allow you to sleep with a mask on, but that is also a shortcoming, and if it gets stuffy, it can lead to an increase in germs, which can cause skin irritation… Also, if the trapped air evaporates in one fell swoop when you take off the mask, it can dry out your skin and cause it to become rough.
As a measure to alleviate the friction, you can choose a non-woven type or add a soft non-woven fabric that is less irritating to the regular one. As for steaminess, it’s best to remove them periodically and wipe them off with a clean towel or handkerchief. So what’s the best way to prevent dryness? My recommendation is to use a mist and spray type lotion that can be used on top of your makeup during the day and take care of your skin during the day. There are various items with different characteristics, I will introduce them in detail.
Shiseido d Program Alleru-Barrier Mist
This mist-type lotion instantly leads to fresh skin. Features Alleru-Barrier technology to protect delicate skin from airborne particles that can adversely affect the skin.
This mist-type lotion from the d program’s Aller Barrier series, which I highly recommend during hay fever season. It’s a delicate formula that protects your skin from shaking during the pollen and dry season. It consists of two layers: a layer of oil to protect your skin and a layer of lotion to keep your skin moisturized. It contains ingredients that prevent sebum from collapsing and improves the staying power of your base makeup, so it is recommended that you prepare it during makeup and use it over your makeup during the day. It’s great to have on hand as a countermeasure for when your face gets dry with a mask.
La Roche Posée Permal Water
This multi-mist lotion is rich in rare minerals and selenium, a mineral that has been studied for its beneficial effects on the skin. This multi-mist lotion soothes and calms the skin and maintains the skin’s natural functions.
This mist-type lotion by La Roche Posse is known for its sensitive skin products. Not only can you use it over your makeup as a booster before skincare or at the right time to reapply makeup, but it’s also useful for post-sun rescue and men’s post-shave moisturizing care. It is very gentle on the skin and can even be used on babies’ skin, and since it comes in three sizes – 100g, 150g, and 300g – it is recommended that you have one for each occasion you use it, such as for keeping on your desk at the office or for carrying around.
Kao Curél Deep Moisture Spray
A moisturizing spray that provides ceramide care* whenever and wherever you are concerned about rough or flaky skin. The micro-moisture formula penetrates deep into the skin (stratum corneum) for soft, moisturized skin with a single spray.
It’s one of the biggest new releases of the year! Curél is known for its ceramide care products, and after 7 years of research, the company came up with a spray version. You can use it on your face or even upside down to moisturize every inch of your body, including your back and waist. It is very moisturizing without being sticky, which is why it is so wonderful. Since it contains anti-inflammatory agents (active ingredients), it not only moisturizes but also prevents skin irritation. It is available in a large 250g as well as a portable 60g for easy transport. It’s such a convenient and reliable item that once you try it, you won’t want to part with it.