Do you have maskne? Are you breaking out more because of the friction your mask may be causing on your skin? I know I am.
My skin is all types of oily and has been for most of my life, but wearing a mask regularly is adding to my skincare woes. I reached out to my friend, celebrity makeup artist Tia Dantzler to get some skincare tips for this new normal that we are living in.
Tia is an expert in her field and has done makeup and grooming for top celebrities such as Chance the Rapper, Jennifer Hudson, Maxwell, and even President Barack Obama.
She’s sharing her tips to mask-proof your skin right here on my blog, and I am so thankful—because I need all of the help I can get, and you probably do, too!
Tia’s 12 Tips to Mask-Proofing Your Skin:
1. Maintain a daily morning/night skincare routine.
2. If your skin is acne prone, be sure to use a facial cleanser with salicylic acid to prevent breakouts.
3. Please be certain to wear sunscreen even under your mask. Pay special attention to your eye area to avoid an uneven skin tone.
4. Try replacing a heavier foundation for a sheer one such as a tinted moisturizer. Use concealer to spot treat areas of concern.
5. Keep oil blotting tissues on hand to alleviate extra oils that might appear under the mask.
6. Set your makeup with either a blotting powder/setting powder to keep skin matte.
7. Have a weekly skincare regimen that includes a facial scrub as well as facial masks that concentrate on oil control and minimizing pores.
8. Wash or discard your masks pretty frequently to avoid adding oil, dirt and makeup.
9. Try to cleanse skin rapidly after wearing your mask for the day.
10. When applying skincare in the morning, try adding a acne serum to the mix before applying your makeup.
11. Add an anti-blemish pad to your nighttime routine to clear up old acne pimples and prevent new breakouts.
12. Lastly, before you head out the door, give your skin a good spitz of a refrigerated facial mist for a boost of extra hydration.
Here are a few items Tia recommends:
These are great tips and products to help keep your skin looking its best, even when it’s covered by a mask.
How have you been treating your skin since you’ve been wearing a mask? Do you have any tips to share?
Tia Dantzler is a sought-after celebrity makeup artist who has worked in the industry for over 17 years. Some of her clients include Barack Obama, Jennifer Hudson, Chance The Rapper Mary J Blige, Viola Davis, Issa Rae, Idris Elba and countless others. Tia’s expert advice has been solicited and featured in many top fashion magazines such as Elle, Us Weekly, Cosmopolitan Latina, InStyle and Essence.
Her website is tiadantzler.com.