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How To Adjust Your Skincare Routine When Wearing A PPE Mask

Esther Fieldgrass

How To Adjust Your Skincare Routine When Wearing A PPE Mask

In the UK, we’re entering the eighth week of the COVID-19 lockdown and quarantining has continued to remain imperative to ensure that the vulnerable and key workers are kept safe.

Last week, for the first time in the UK, we have been advised to wear face coverings in some spaces. This extends to public transport, some shops and enclosed spaces where social distancing may not be possible. Although we agree this is great news and might even indicate the ease of lockdown in the near future. Unfortunately, face masks aren’t comfortable and can even cause irritation to our skin.

We take a look at what you can do to ensure your skin is kept looking youthful and vibrant, even when wearing a PPE mask or face covering, with a particular interest in the skin around our eyes. 

Serums – Perfect for Daily PPE Face Mask Use

Although we suggest that serums should be used year-round and not just when having to wear a facemask, they are perfect for skin deteriorated by the use of a PPE face mask. Their array of unique and effective ingredients can help with concerns such as ageing skin, sagging skin and even acne. 

Serums – Perfect for Daily PPE Face Mask Use

A great way to counter the slow weathering of your skin caused by face masks is with a good serum such as AQ Skin Solutions Active Serum. This daily topical system is well-known and loved by our client's thanks to its high concentration of active ingredients and is proven to decrease the signs of ageing by helping the body naturally produce collagen.

To apply Active Serum, dispense a small amount onto your clean fingertips and lightly apply over the entire face, neck and chest area, within two weeks you’ll appreciate the skin renewal gained from regular usage.

It’s All in The Eyes – Eye Skincare for Wearing a PPE Mask

Having a PPE mask or face covering rub against the skin around your eyes can be dreadful for the health and look of the skin around our eyes. The mask will slowly rub against this skin daily, especially if you’re commuting by public transport twice a day or working in a public-facing industry. This will dry your skin, giving it a rough texture and also may lead to hyperpigmentation from inflammation. 

It’s All in The Eyes – Eye Skincare for Wearing a PPE Mask

AQ Skin Solutions Eye Serum is specifically formulated to ensure your skin is kept looking fresh, youthful and unaffected from the side-effects of PPE face masks on your eye skin. Just like the AQ Skin Solutions Active Serum, this eye rejuvenating system has a very high concentration of active ingredients which effortlessly combat dark circles. On top of this, it is specifically formulated to combat rough textures that form around your eyes. 

To use this unique and well-loved eye serum, pump sparingly onto your clean fingertips and apply to the skin around your under-eyes in a gentle circular motion until the serum is absorbed.

Refresh and Enhance Your Eyelashes & ‘Brows

As the lower-half our faces will remain hidden in public, the care and look of our eyebrows and eyelashes has never been so important. Your eyes are another way to indicate to someone that you're smiling, so why not ensure they look and feel as healthy as possible? 

Refresh and Enhance Your Eyelashes & ‘Brows

Effortlessly prompt the growth of long, thick eyelashes and brows’ through AQ Skin Solutions Eyelash & Eyebrow Enhancement System. Well-loved by our clients, this enrichment system features AQ’s patented GF Formula and is a natural serum, that will work wonders on both your eyebrows and eyelashes. Unlike most products, the Eyelash & Eyebrow Enhancement System is crafted without the use of prostaglandins, harsh chemicals or preservatives.

To use the Eyelash & Eyebrow Enhancement System, simply apply once a day with one droplet of AQ Lash onto the clean and unused applicator. This should be applied to the base of the upper and lower eyelashes in a single sweeping stoke two or three times – from the inner corner to the outer corner. 

Other Products for Quarantine Skin

AQ Skin Solutions have a plethora of well-loved and tested skincare products that will easily allow your skin to remain youthful, glowing and counter most skin concerns.

Discover the AQ Skin Solutions collection here.

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