Let’s face it, given the current situation we're in, with the rise in COVID-19 cases, face masks aren’t going anywhere, anytime soon. So, that means dealing with breakouts, friction sores, congested pores and irritation for a little longer. But what if we told you that there is a face mask that can reduce the chances of maskne. Intrigued?
While we’ve seen the growth of cotton face masks in stylish prints over the past few months, now there’s a new fabric that’s proven to be more beneficial in protecting you from the outside germs while keeping your skin happy. We’re talking about silk masks.
Silk has already taken over the hair care world and has even made its way to skincare with silk pillowcases becoming an all-time favourite to promote healthier skin. So, obviously, it was only a matter of time until people would realize the benefits of a silk face mask during these corona times.
Silk mask is known as non-medical masks, and according to WHO, they should be worn by people who have no COVID-19 symptoms.
Aside from saying goodbye to maskne, here are a few reasons why you should switch to this silky option.
Unlike other face masks, silk masks are lightweight and much more comfortable and breathable to wear while out on a grocery run in the hot sun. Since the fabric is cooling, it’s a much better alternative if you’re living in a region that continuously has a hot and humid climate.
Maskne occurs when sweat, skin oils, and bacteria accumulate on the skin and gets trapped in the pores, leading to breakouts a.k.a. maskne. Since silk by itself is cooling and contains hypoallergenic properties, it tends to absorb less moisture and repels bacteria, in turn, lowering your chances of acne. Keep in mind that the silk material is also a hostile breeding ground for mould, mildew, and fungi, so you needn’t worry about skin damage even after wearing it for long hours.
If you suffer from sensitive skin or eczema, we understand that wearing even a 100% cotton face mask for a couple of minutes leads to rashes and redness on the skin. This is where silk face masks come to the rescue. Since silk fabric is woven by the common silkworm, the protein sericin organically repels the allergens, even after it is woven into a cloth. Plus, the soft fabric doesn’t rub or irritate the skin.
Finally, silk can make anyone look and feel a bit boujee. The soft, smooth texture not only feels good against the skin, but it will also add a stylish and elegant touch to your entire look.
Lucky for us, there is no shortage of silk face masks in the market. You can choose a different one for every day of the week and enjoy healthy and happy skin. If you’re worried about the effectiveness of these face masks when it comes to protecting you from viruses, don’t fret! Most of the silk masks available in the market come with double-layer protection.
And if you're looking for a way to pamper your skin after a long day of wearing a face mask, a sheet mask is your BFF! Sometimes friction from your face mask can cause your skin to get dry and irritated, eventually leading to a breakout. Keeping your skin hydrated might be the simplest solution in times like these!
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