Wearing a face mask has become a part of our everyday routine. Whether you’ve bought a reusable mask online or fashioned your own with a bandana and elastics, chances are, you’ve already discovered the uncomfortable side effects of wearing one for a prolonged period of time.
We have been experiencing chafing, irritation, and an onslaught of breakouts since the Circuit Breaker began. And after a few months of our new normal, some of us may have noticed more congestion on the lower halves of our faces as well as a duller complexion.
If you’ve been nodding along in frustration, keep reading to find out how our frequent mask-wearing causes this, and stay tuned for an easy way to get your glow back.
How mask-wearing leads to congestion and dull skin
When we wear a mask for extended periods of time, sebum, perspiration, and condensation from our breath get trapped in a humid chamber. This warm environment encourages the growth of bacteria on the surface of our skin, which invariably leads to skin irritation and clogged pores.
Apart from dirt and excess oil, there’s another factor that can trigger the aforementioned skin issues: friction. Yup, anything that touches or rubs against your skin for minutes or hours every day can cause breakouts and even dullness. Repetitive friction can also thicken your skin cells, creating more layers of dead skin, which can easily clog your pores and make your complexion appear more sallow.
The first step to preventing the accumulation of bacteria on our masks is to wash them with mild soap after every use. But if you’re looking to decongest and brighten your skin fast, you’ll need skin treatment that’s both effective and gentle. This is why we recommend you head down to Caring Skin and try the A+ Hydrogen Treatment.
Caring Skin A+ Hydrogen Treatment can help reduce congestion in your skin
An expert in treating sensitive skin and acne, Caring Skin is known for its signature painless extractions that promise minimal downtime. In fact, this gentle feature is what catapulted the facial spa to fame.
The A+ Hydrogen Treatment is a non-invasive, deep pore cleansing treatment that uses Hydrogen and Plasma Ions to slough off dead skin and reduce blackheads. It’s suitable for all skin types, especially for those with congested skin and clogged pores. You’ll also be pleased to know that this treatment has won Best Detoxifying Facial in our recent Daily Vanity Spa & Hair Awards!
How it decongests and brightens your skin
After removing your makeup, sunscreen, and impurities with a double cleanse, your esthetician will apply an AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) and BHA (beta hydroxy acid) to exfoliate your skin. Plasma Ions or Hydrogen will then be slathered on to remove dead skin, blackheads, and gunk from your pores.
Next, the esthetician will perform Caring Skin’s signature painless extraction, which is perfect for those who have sensitive skin or a lower pain threshold. After which, a cooling hydrogel will infuse your skin with moisture and essential nutrients. A hydrating booster serum is then layered on with a cryogenic activator to soothe and calm the skin as well as enhance product absorption.
The relaxing treatment will end off with a customised mask infused with rose or chamomile. Soothing ingredients like niacinamide and aloe vera calm irritation and brighten dull areas, while lactobacillus (probiotics) and adenosine balance and smooth out your complexion for younger-looking skin.
After one session, you’ll notice visibly clearer, brighter, and plumped-up skin. If you’re interested in trying out this facial, we’ve got some good news to share. You can now enjoy the A+ Hydrogen Treatment at just S$96 before GST (U.P. S$350). Click on the infobox below to sign up!
How to make an appointment
Address: 205 Hougang Street 21, #03-10 Kovan Heartland Mall, Singapore 530205 |
360 Orchard Road, #07-07A International Building, Singapore 238869 |
799 New Upper Changi Road, #03-25/26 Bedok Point, Singapore 467351 |
391B Orchard Road, #05-22 Ngee Ann City, Singapore 238873
Opening hours: 11am – 9pm (Mon to Fri), 10am – 8pm (Sat & Sun, PH)
Contact: Call 6242 3668 (Kovan), 6737 7797 (International Building), 6241 1711 (Bedok Point), or 6235 3551 (Ngee Ann City). Fill in the contact form on the website.