How to avoid skin irritation and acne from face masks

Face Masks are set to become mandatory in shops etc this Friday 24th July 2020

Everything indicates that we will not get rid of it for a while or perhaps longer than we think or even forever. No one knows!
It's the uncertainty of not knowing what will happen and wearing a mask is one of the most basic measures to prevent the number of infections by COVID-19 increasing to protect us and others.
Wearing a mask for long periods of time can cause skin damage but it's also important to wear your mask correctly in order to have maximum protection.
A mask has to fit well on to the face, especially on the nasal bridge to offer maximum protection but don't over tighten your mask since this can leave your skin with more irritation.
When wearing glasses make sure you place them over your mask correctly in order to avoid steaming up your view, which can be very annoying and unpleasant.

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Everything you need to know about Milia

Milia are small white bump-like cysts that appear on the skin and are usually on the cheeks, chin, nose and they can appear under the eye area or even on the eyelid.

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Hand Sanitizers -  how to take care of your hands when you are washing them to prevent Covid-19

Frequent washing and sanitizing your hands strips the skin of its own natural oils, though it's a reliable way to fight off illness, it can cause so much irritation, your hands and cuticles get dry, cracked and sore especially during Covid-19 while no one was able to have their nails done on a regular basis. 

Luckily, there are ways you can help minimise these effects and keep your hands both clean and comfortable at the same time.

  • Always take your rings off since soap can easily get trapped underneath causing irritation and dryness.
  • Make sure you rinse your soap off properly since residue can cause more irritation and dry your skin out even more.
  • I always recommend to all my clients who suffer from dry skin that it's best to wash with lukewarm water to avoid excess dryness and irritation to their skin.

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Does my bum look spotty in this?

 a) What causes spots in this area?

Acne like bumps in your shoulder and buttocks/bikini area are caused by inflammation of the hair follicles, which is called folliculitis and is caused by an infection from bacteria, yeast, fungus, irritation of hair follicles, or blockage of hair follicles. Also spots in this area are not considered as acne.
Many people are wearing tight, clingy, synthetic clothing and this may contribute to this kind of skin problems due to tightness, especially when you work out and keep your clothes on afterwards. Please adopt good hygiene habits.

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Why is Sunday night the best time to pamper your skin?

Sunday night is a great time to unwind, treat and pamper your skin because after a weekend of being out with friends and perhaps over indulging on alcohol or rushing around having not enough time for yourself because of catching up with all the jobs that need to be done to prepare yourself for the following week.

This should be a special time to take care of yourself. It’s YOU time!

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