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During the global pandemic people worldwide had to adjust their lifestyle and their way of living.

Coronavirus has had an impact on everything (and everyone) which did result in some changes. The most common one was wearing a face mask, and people had to adapt to this new rule. If you wish to know a bit more about the pros & cons of wearing a face mask, keep on reading, and find your answers down below!

What you should know about wearing face masks: Top 6 facts

1. Don’t Re-wear The Same Mask

You shouldn’t wear the same mask over and over again. Each mask is made with different fabrics, and you should always pay close attention to its materials. 

So, for instance, if you are wearing a disposable mask – make sure that you throw it away right after your first use and your first wear. Usually, disposable masks can last you for 24 hours.

On the other hand, you can wear fabric masks (that are made out of cotton or similar fabrics). These masks are machine-washable + you will enjoy them if you prefer vibrant masks, cool prints, as well as noticeable designs. You can even pair-along your outfit of the day with your colored mask!

2. Disposable Masks Are Better

If you can’t make your mind up and you are not too sure what mask to purchase, always go for the disposable kind! These masks are the best for your skin. In fact, a disposable mask is a lot more lightweight, not as harsh, and it won’t irritate your skin. Disposable masks are also way less maintenance and they won’t catch dirt, debris, or any external factors.

Just make sure you throw them away at the end of the day and make sure to have at least 2-3 extra masks at all times and on deck.

PS: Disposable masks are a bit pricier. However, they are worth it in the end due to their amazing protection.

3. Avoid Cheap Masks

You should avoid cheap and poorly made masks due to several reasons:

A) Some fabrics are a bit more high-maintenance than others

B) Cheap masks can irritate your skin

C) Cheap masks can also cause breakouts if not cleaned the right way

Also, cheaper masks won’t give you your needed level of protection, so play smart when making your purchase!

4. Do Not Wear Makeup

Wearing a lot of makeup and heavy layers are not necessary, nor recommended. In fact, your face mask covers the entire lower portion of your face. It protects your skin on its own, so there is no reason to wear a lot of foundation.

Also, your face makeup will only get dirty with makeup, which will make its cleaning & maintenance hard to do. 

Avoid heavy makeup when leaving the house, and only wear it in some extreme cases!

5. Clean Your Skin Once You Get Home

Clean & clear skin is healthy skin. This means that you should clean your skin with your trustworthy skincare products the moment you get home.

Use a mild cleanser and wash away the dirt. Your mask may clog your pores, which is why it is important and essential to clean them thoroughly! Always wash your face once you take off your face mask, your skin will thank you!

6. Invest In Your Skincare More Than You Ever Did Before

Lastly, it is very important to invest a lot of thought, care, love & money into your skincare products & application.

Nowadays and at this exact moment, your skin is more prone to breakouts than ever. This especially applies to women who have super sensitive skin, since some may get irritation from the mask due to its fabrics.

Apply your favorite serums, creams, as well as gels each night. Always apply light pressure and your skin will thank you in the end!

Also do not forget to book your skin consultation in case you are interested to know more in-depth about how to improve your skin and get the best results possible

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Following the right skincare routine will allow you to enjoy smooth, radiant & poreless skin. One survey has shown that over 90% of women know that sleeping with their makeup can harm their skin. Yet only 60% of them will invest time & effort to wash away the impurities.

If you want to give your face a luminous look without investing way too much time, you’ve come to the right place! Here is how to do your skincare routine in only 3 steps!

Step 1: Cleansing

Use a cleanser to wash away dirt, oils, and other pollutants which are in your pores. A face cleanser will remove all the traces of makeup, as well as excess impurities. This cleanser will help you remove any debris, and it should be used on every skin type.

Which cleanser should you use?

Light foaming cleanser –  This cleanser is very light & foaming, ideal for removing makeup while not drying out your skin. This one foams up and works wonders for oily or acne/sensitive skin

Gel cleanser – Gel cleansers do not foam up, but they feel very lightweight on top of the skin. This cleanser is ideal for normal skin and anyone who wants that refreshing outcome.

Lotion cleanser – Lotion cleansers have a silky soft texture. These are mostly used by women with dry or sensitive skin. Lotions are usually very creamy, but not that ideal at removing waterproof makeup since they are more so nourishing.

Soap – Women who do not have time to wash their faces usually multi-task with a bar of soap. If you use soap as your daily cleansing method at least make sure that it is very nourishing, hydrating, and that it doesn’t break you out. 

How to use it?

Make sure you cleanse your face morning & night. You can use the same cleanser, or you can switch it up morning & night. Apply your product on top of the skin making upward circular movements. Never drag your skin downwards since this step promotes wrinkles. Rinse out the product with lukewarm water in 1-2 minutes after rubbing the product in.

Step 2: Toner

Most women skip on using a toner because they feel like it dries them out. However, toners should be used by any skin type, as well as any age group. Toners help out with removing the leftover impurities that your cleanser didn’t pick off. They also minimize the appearance of pores and balance out your skin tone.

What toner should you use?

Women who have oily skin will love to use a toner. This is because toners shrink pores and calm down oils. Women who have oily skin usually have larger pores, and they produce more oils. You should use something which has bentonite clay or another type of a clay as its active ingredient. Another must-have ingredient is witch hazel.

Women who have dry skin can also bring back the hydration with a toner. If you purchase a toner which has glycerin or essential oils it won’t dry you out, but it will soften your skin and give you a smoother outcome.

If your skin is normal a toner can refresh your skin but also prevent the growth of any ingrown hairs! Strive for something which has hydroxy acid or hyaluronic acid as its active ingredient.

Acne-prone skin should use products which are filled with Salicylic acid.

Combination skin should use something with Lactic acid.

Sensitive skin will enjoy algae or Amino acids.

How to use it?

Apply your toner on top of the skin right after you’ve cleansed it. Make sure it is still somewhat damp. Apply a few drops of your toner to a cotton pad and wipe it over your face. Start at the neck area and make upward motions.

Step 3: Hydration & Protection

You need moisturizer, even if your skin is oily. And you also need an SPF, even it is the middle of January.

A moisturizer will protect your skin from external factors while sealing in all the moisture. You will also feel hydrated throughout the day.

An SPF of at least 30 will protect you from sun exposure during the day. It can also act moisturizing and can serve you as a primer for your makeup.

What moisturizer and which SPF should you use?

You can purchase a cream which has SPF in it. This is great since it is a multi-purpose product which saves you time and your money.

Antioxidants should be your #1 ingredient, no matter your skin type. These neutralize free radicals and give you radiance.

Alpha-hydroxy acids should be in your moisturizer if you have oily or acne-prone skin.

Hyaluronic acid & glycerin are a must-have as an ingredient for dry skin.

Fragrance-free and hypoallergenic moisturizers are a must for women with sensitive or itchy skin.

How to use it?

Apply your moisturizer while your skin is somewhat damp since it will sink a lot faster this way. Make circular motions and let it penetrate into your pores before you proceed with your routine.

You can apply your SPF on top in case your moisturizer didn’t contain any of it.

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