4 Beauty Secrets to Avoid Maskne

4 Beauty Secrets to Avoid Maskne

Breakouts are frustrating, and with the current mask mandates in many areas, you may find yourself experiencing more skin problems than usual. Considering the extra sweat or makeup buildup and trapped moisture in your mask, it’s understandable that your skin needs a little extra help during this time. Keep reading to discover a few beauty secrets that will help you fight off maskne and achieve healthier skin.

Sanitize your mask

While it may seem like an obvious step to reduce maskne, many people forget the importance of properly sanitizing their masks before stepping out of the house. Because your hands and masks touch many surfaces throughout the day, making sure the mask that is meant to protect you is not carrying any harmful germs is critical to your skin and overall health.

Spritzing your mask with an oil-infused hand sanitizer works to not only fight bacteria, but the oils will also give your mask a boost of freshness. This is especially useful for cotton, reusable, or paper masks for quick wear and use. Additionally, a clean mask reduces the risk of breakouts as a sanitized mask is less likely to clog pores with dirt or oil.

Reevaluate your vision options

You might be wondering what your vision has to do with your mask-related breakouts, but you’d be surprised how being conscious of your glasses or contacts can help. Glasses sit on the bridge of the nose and can also cause dirt buildup on the temples, especially with the added moisture of a mask. Consider investing in an anti-fog spray that coats the lenses to prevent unwanted fogging while also sanitizing the frames.

If glasses are too uncomfortable to wear with a mask because they keep fogging and slipping, you should try opting for contacts instead. Wearing contacts can eliminate the friction and build-up of dead skin cells that cause breakouts—which can be especially impactful if you have oily skin. As air can flow upward when a mask is not fastened tight enough, contacts keep the eyes from drying out as well as removing the opportunity for skin-related issues as a result of the excessive moisture.

Exfoliate your skin

Whether you have to wear your mask for extended periods of time each day or just had to throw one on for fifteen minutes to run an errand, masks can irritate the skin tremendously. As there are many different skin types, it is important to learn how to safely exfoliate your skin including finding the correct tools and products.

Exfoliation can brighten your skin and more importantly remove the dead skin cells that may have built up as a result of mask-wearing. Using a pore clarifying mask with organic glycerin will replenish and heal dried-out skin. Remember that masks can dehydrate the skin, so quality products and a consistent exfoliation routine can help bring life back into a dulled complexion.

Stay hydrated

Everyone knows that staying hydrated is an important part of achieving healthy and glowing skin, but now more than ever it is important to drink enough water to keep skin supple. Water helps the body to flush out toxins that can lead to skin issues and breakouts.

If you aren’t sure if you are drinking enough water for your personal needs, use this hydration calculator to determine the right amount of water intake for you. Not only will drinking more water help combat annoying maskne but drinking plenty of water will also help you avoid bad breath as you wear your mask!

Maskne isn’t something you may have thought you would have to deal with, but with the right beauty regiment and conscious choices you can fight back against unwanted breakouts and skin problems. Try out a few of these tips before heading out of your house next time you wear your mask.

Spring Skincare

 

Spring Skincare

Spring skincare begins! Spring is the time we get motivated to clean out our homes, to get rid of things to start fresh. But spring cleaning isn’t just about purging physical items from our lives. After a long winter, it’s also a great time to think about purging toxins from our bodies. Your skin deserves a spring clean to keep everything fresh, glowing and gorgeous. 

The key to any skin or beauty regimen is consistency. The skin is made up of several layers and it takes time for skin to adjust to new climates. If you follow the main ‘musts’ your skin will be vibrant and glow year round. Spring skincare begins today! So let’s get started. Below are key essentials to keep your skin glowing and healthy.

Eat Well

The old adage “you are what you eat” applies not only to our body, but also to our skin. What is lovely about spring and summer is that nature’s skin detoxifiers abound in red and blue, in the form of berries. Try eating what is in local, in season and fresh. Not only will you feel better but you will look better for your spring skincare.

Exfoliate 

Get rid of winter skin for your spring skincare with a gentle exfoliator and stay away from harsh scrubs and chemicals that can damage your skin. Remember your skin sheds cells every minute, think of it as spring cleaning, sweeping away winter. When I was a child my mother would exfoliate with cornmeal which is the reason I created our award winning grits & honey scrub. What customers love about it is that it is not only an exfoliator but a moisturizer as the honey leaves your skin soft and supple. Our pore clarifying mask is perfect for shedding winter and cleansing the pores without drying out your skin.

Cleanse

This is so important. When I lived throughout Europe and Latin America doing international business development, people would always tell me to never use soap to cleanse my face, but to use cold cream or oils. I eventually created, and now swear by, our gentle foaming cleansers that are castile based infused with essential oils. Our newest addition to our line, cleansing gel with chamomile and rose geranium is perfect for travel. Our cleansing oil is also gentle, yet effective in cleansing. Every country where I have lived, people swear by rinsing with cold water. Notice the people’s skin who you admire, apart from genetics I wonder if you will be amazed at how many use cool/cold water instead of hot water and how that affects their skin’s condition.

Hydrate 

When the temperature heats up and perspiration is inevitable, it doesn’t mean your skin is getting oily. Quite the contrary; it can become dryer and your skin can start to look dull once the sweat evaporates. You always want to drink plenty of water. I mist throughout the day with a non-alcohol based mister/toner, our rose geranium a marigold toners

Moisturize 

While living in France, I learned that dry oils are the best moisturizer for both dry and oily skin.Why? A dry oil is non-comedogenic (non-pore clogging). One of my favorites is camellia oil – it sinks right into the skin and has been treasured by Japanese geisha for years. Camellia oil also has uv protection properties. You will find this ingredient in most of our products including face and neck elixir and rose geranium face moisturizer.

The area around our eyes starts showing ages first because the skin there is thinner. And squinting in the sun doesn’t help. It’s best to always use a moisturizing eye cream and apply it with your ring finger from the outside in. Beyond that, summer can cause our skin to become dry. Even if you have oily skin, you still need to replenish the moisture; misters or dry oils work well. Another moisturizing trick is to let your skin breathe by going without make up, just use your moisturizer, sunscreen and don’t forget your hat and sunglasses.

Spring Skincare

Spring Skincare

Spring is the time we get motivated to clean out our homes, to get rid of things to start fresh. But spring cleaning isn’t just about purging physical items from our lives. After a long winter, it’s also a great time to think about purging toxins from our bodies. Your skin deserves a spring clean to keep everything fresh, glowing and gorgeous.

The key to any skin or beauty regimen is consistency. The skin is made up of several layers and it takes time for skin to adjust to new climates. If you follow the main ‘musts’ your skin will be vibrant and glow year round. Spring skincare begins today – the first day of spring! So let’s get started. Below are key essentials to keep your skin glowing and healthy.

Eat Well

The old adage “you are what you eat” applies not only to our body, but also to our skin. What is lovely about spring and summer is that nature’s skin detoxifiers abound in red and blue, in the form of berries. Try eating what is in local, in season and fresh. Not only will you feel better but you will look better for your spring skincare.

Exfoliate 
Get rid of winter skin for your spring skincare with a gentle exfoliator and stay away from harsh scrubs and chemicals that can damage your skin. Remember your skin sheds cells every minute, think of it as spring cleaning, sweeping away winter. When I was a child my mother would exfoliate with cornmeal which is the reason I created our award winning grits & honey scrub. What customers love about it is that it is not only an exfoliator but a moisturizer as the honey leaves your skin soft and supple. To this day her skin glows and I know it is from her routine of exfoliating and moisturizing.

Cleanse

This is so important. When I lived throughout Europe and Latin America doing international business development, people would always tell me to never use soap to cleanse my face, but to use cold cream or oils. I eventually created, and now swear by, our gentle foaming cleansers that are castile based infused with essential oils. Our cleansing oil is also gentle, yet effective in cleansing. Every country where I have lived, people swear by rinsing with cold water. Notice the people’s skin who you admire, apart from genetics I wonder if you will be amazed at how many use cool/cold water instead of hot water and how that affects their skin’s condition.

Hydrate 

When the temperature heats up and perspiration is inevitable, it doesn’t mean your skin is getting oily. Quite the contrary; it can become dryer and your skin can start to look dull once the sweat evaporates. You always want to drink plenty of water. I mist throughout the day with a non-alcohol based mister/toner, our rose geranium a marigold toners. Our body mist is super hydrating with cucumber, neroli and grapefruit.

Moisturize 

While living in France, I learned that dry oils are the best moisturizer for both dry and oily skin.Why? A dry oil is non-comedogenic (non-pore clogging). One of my favoritesis camellia oil – it sinks right into the skin and has been treasured by Japanese geisha for years. Camellia oil also has uv protection properties. You will find this ingredient in most of our products including face and neck elixir and rose geranium face moisturizer.

The area around our eyes starts showing ages first because the skin there is thinner. And squinting in the sun doesn’t help. It’s best to always use a moisturizing eye cream and apply it with your ring finger from the outside in. Beyond that, summer can cause our skin to become dry. Even if you have oily skin, you still need to replenish the moisture; misters or dry oils work well. Another moisturizing trick is to let your skin breathe by going without make up, just use your moisturizer, sunscreen and don’t forget your hat and sunglasses.