For the safety and health of my clients, I have been wearing a mask in the studio when I microblade for over 3 years, so when Covid came around I was already well aquatinted how to keep mask breakouts at bay. Here is how I keep my face clean and clear even while wearing a mask almost every day!
Make sure you are cleaning your face throughly each and every night. If you've been sweating under your mask, I would recommend washing your face right when you get home.
If you are wearing makeup, I recommend double cleansing your face. What is double cleansing your face you may ask? It simply means cleaning your face with a makeup remove wipe or cleansing balm and then washing with a soap or foaming cleanser and water. This will ensure that you are removing every speck of dirt and makeup from your face.
These are three of my favorite products for cleansing!
My skin tends to be more on the oily side, so I use the Counter+ Charcoal Cleansing Bar in the morning and for evening, I start off with the One-Step Makeup Remover Wipes and follow with Countercontrol Clear Pore Cleanser. If your skin is dry/irritated, the Counterstart Cococream Cleanser is also a great option.
Skin care is also just as important as what you are using to cleans your face with! Making sure your skin is balanced, hydrated and healthy will stop breakouts before they even happen.
From left to right, Counter+ Overnight Resurfacing Peel for smooth, glowing skin overnight, Countermatch Adaptive Moisture Lotion for 24-hours of hydration (but you should be washing your face more often than that!) and Counter+ All Bright C Serum for bright skin and reducing dark spots.
If you already have mask induced breakouts, these products will be your new best friends!
From left to right, Countercontrol SOS Acne Spot Treatment banishes breakouts without over-drying skin, Counter+ Charcoal Facial Mask purifies and balances, absorbing excess oil and drawing out impurities and Countercontrol Matte Effect Gel Cream for All the hydration, and none of the ingredients that can clog pores.