Mandatory use of mask and face skincare

 In Aesthetic Medicine

Mandatory use of Masks due to Covid19

Why the use of mask is mandatory and what to do with face skincare? Nobody likes to wear a mask on the face, but we know very well that this is one of the best weapons, along with continuous hand hygiene, to protect us from Covid19. In fact, we cannot choose not to do it or deny its usefulness, we must wear a mask to protect ourselves and avoid the spread of the infection!

Not surprisingly, the Italian Prime Minister Conte, to raise awareness among even the youngest and most reluctant, asked the influencers Chiara Ferragni and her husband Fedez, to remind us how important it is to keep the mask correctly positioned by covering the nose and mouth, in practice most of the face.

When you have to use a mask

Does the daily use of mask affect our usual skincare? The skin on the face is one of the most delicate areas, as it is normally exposed to sun, air, temperature changes, without having the shelter that clothing can provide.  In fact, this makes her particularly sensitive, easily irritable, and requires more attention.

The Dpcm of October 18, 2020, however, reintroduced the obligation to wear a mask practically always. It is in fact mandatory to wear it in all closed environments outside the family environment, outdoors when the safety distance cannot be respected, in restaurants and bars. When not sitting at the table, it is strongly recommended also at home when in the presence of non-cohabiting people. In fact, why the use of mask is mandatory and what to do with face skincare?

But what will become of our skin? How can we avoid pimples, redness and allergies?

The problems that our skin can face are also different depending on the type of mask. That is why we have to change or do a better skincare daily!

Different types of masks and skincare

FFP2 and FFP3 are the safest to avoid being infected, but being the most occlusive, they create a hood of humidity mixed with carbon dioxide. Infact this is fertile ground for the development of acne, pimples and seborrheic dermatitis.

Surgical masks, on the other hand, are less occlusive but are often packaged in non-European countries using chemicals which, in the most sensitive subjects, can give rise to allergic skin reactions and seborrhea. So if we wear a mask every day, we have to pay more attention to our skincare.

The best friends that helps our skincare are undoubtedly the washable fabric masks. To be guaranteed of their effectiveness, it is important to choose models that certify water repellency and that use natural and, even better, organic fabrics as much as possible. On the market there are various masks made of healing and skin-friendly fabrics that can minimize allergic reactions, acne and redness.


Whatever the type of mask chosen, your age or gender and above all your skin type, there are some beauty routine rules that apply to everyone:

Skincare routine when using a mask

In the morning:

1. First start with a proper cleansing of the face with a mild and specific cleanser in the case of acne or seborrhea

2. Secondly, use a moisturizer with a protective function also towards the device. Aloe-based creams are particularly suitable for their refreshing, calming and anti-irritation functions

In the evening:

1. Cleanse your face with the cleanser used in the morning

2. Moisturize the skin deeply, taking advantage of the hours of the night when the skin can breathe freely

3. If possible, sleep with a pillow with a silk cover that has an emollient and soothing action

4. Do a scrub every two or three days

5. Do a mild acid-based peel every 10 days


Hoping that all this passes as soon as possible, let’s try to keep our health and that of our skin in the best condition. Remember: wearing mask a proper skincare becomes a must!

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