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How To Deal With Skin Irritation From Face Masks

Posted on 22 July 2020

How To Deal With Skin Irritation From Face Masks

This pandemic has us all baffled. As much as we all want to stay safe at home, many of us have to go out for groceries, work, etc. Taking precautionary measures such as wearing a mask is the best way to prevent contracting the virus. However, wearing a mask can cause some skin irritation or reactions.

Because a mask prevents air circulation to your face, it will cause humidity and is likely going to clog your pores. The heat and friction also add to the irritation of the skin...

One of the most common issues with masks is acne. Many have noticed getting breakouts where the mask comes in contact with their faces (under the eyes and chin). The humidity causes oil, dirt, and skin debris to build up, trapping it in the pores. Not to mention, the stress from dealing with the pandemic can also trigger breakouts. Cleaning your face daily is crucial for acne prevention is important regardless, but is even more important with the use of face masks.Check out our cleansers!

However, frequently washing your face can cause some dryness and irritation, depending on your sensitivity. Therefore, it’s important to use moisturizers to replenish the moisture in our skin. Check out Body Merry’s Super C-22 Moisturizer which is a light-weight hydrating cream that helps reduce redness and inflammation. If you need more, take a look at our Hyaluronic Dew Serum which will give your skin an extra dose of hydration and is perfect for sensitive skin.

Keeping your skin moisturized is the key to healthy, happy skin. 


  • It's important to choose a soft cloth mask for yourself, which your skin isn't allergic to. 
  • Cloth masks harbor fungi and bacteria, they need to be washed regularly with hot water and soap. 
  • Iron your masks for extra protection against germs.
  • In addition to practicing good mask hygiene, avoid wearing makeup beneath a facial mask. 
  • Apply sunscreen before heading out, because UV rays can penetrate the mask. 

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