Lets talk Masks!!

Hello everyone, so i thought I’d have a chat about the must have (compulsory) accessory at the moment – Face Masks.

There are so many different types, shapes and materials and then there is getting used to the fact that you have to wear them and how it makes you feel when you do.

Don’t get me wrong i know why we have to wear them and i understand the importance of that. But gosh, they make me personally feel so claustrophobic and just generally hot and bothered, but we can and do adjust when we know we have too.

So the point of this Blog today was to see how you are all doing? (i would like to know so please leave me a comment) To also give some tips and advice on skincare to help prevent the dreaded ‘Maskne’ and to generally keep your skin in tip top condition.

Maskne: What is it and Why it happens

The medical term for “Maskne” is acne mechanica, a skin condition bought on by prolonged wear of facial personal protective equipment. Because masks impose friction and heat, combine that with a moist environment from breathing, talking or sweating it is a recipe for breakouts.

I have suffered with this since coming back to work and wearing more masks which is not something i usually suffer with. When i am seeing clients in the salon for facials they are also coming up against this problem too.

Skin Tips for Mask Wearers:

  1. Wash your face first (sounds basic) – Your face should always be clean before you put on your mask, this prevents dirt & oil from being trapped on the skins surface.
  2. Apply a moisturiser – this will keep your skin hydrated, it will also act as a barrier between your face and a mask, reducing the friction caused by wearing a mask.
  3. Go Bare faced – Wearing makeup under the mask will clog the pores and also makeup residue will transfer onto mask, so keep your daily makeup routine simple.
  4. Wash your mask regularly – If wearing a cotton mask wash it after each use, as its surface contains dirt & oil and can become a breeding ground for bacteria from your nose and mouth. When washing your mask choose a fragrance free laundry soap & skip the fabric softener too.
  5. Regular at home or in salon facials – Look after your skin by regularly exfoliating and weekly masks. Why not create your own home spa once a week in your bathroom.
  6. Consider trying a silk mask – studies have shown that silk contains natural antimicrobial, antibacterial and antiviral properties. So this may be helpful for people with sensitive or problematic skin.

Facial Treatments in the Salon that maybe helpful.

PRESCRIPTIVE FACIALS
30 minute machine facial | £35 This is our most popular treatment as we can use either of the machines to target sensitivity, blocked pores & breakouts.

30 minute hands on facial- £35 Instead of using machines we concentrate on drainage techniques using Crystal Facial Rollers and Facial Gua Sha movements.

MASSAGE

Face, Neck and Shoulder Massage – £ 24 Soothe away your stresses using a combination of Rose Quartz Palm Stones & Facial Roller.

Face, Neck, Shoulder and Scalp Massage – £26 draining away the toxins using the good old hands on technique.

HOT STONES

Hot Stone Face, Neck, Shoulder and Scalp Massage – £31

FROM NOW UNTIL THE 14TH OF NOVEMBER WE HAVE 10% OFF THE ABOVE TREATMENTS ONLY.

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Thank you for taking a moment to read the blog, stay safe and keep well.

And please please take some time out for you whether it is reading a book, having a long hot bath or going for a walk taking care of you is important because you are important.

Stay Pretty, Stay Pampered, Stay Beautiful from the Inside Out

Hayley x

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