Making the Most of Your Mask

There is no getting away from the fact face masks are here to stay for the foreseeable future so here are our Style Savvy Solutions to making the best of this season’s must have accessory …

– Choose in your best neutral colours to avoid expensive changes – patterns are great but beware they can clash with your outfits
– Use good tones to accentuate your eyes and bounce your colour up – all your colour clothing principles apply.
– Concentrate more on your eye makeup as often that’s all people see. You can use all our colour & style guidelines for eye makeup or get in touch if you’d like to join a Virtual Cosmetics Class.
– To save your lippy ending up all over your mask with none left on your lips, Blot your lipstick then touch up with gloss when you get to your table. ��

Have you heard of this? As we all have to wear Face Masks (& not the lovely spa related, relaxing type) every day now. Learning how to wear one without damaging your skin is crucial! They can lead to issues with the skin underneath and often cause unwanted breakouts because under a face mask the skin encounters higher levels of humidity than usual, due to an excess of trapped exhaled air. This changes the skin’s microclimate and upsets the skin’s natural microflora, so the pH balance of the skin can change significantly. Due to high moisture under the mask area, skin perspires less, gets clogged easily, and the growth of acne-causing bacteria leads to breakouts. Eek ��
Here’s our Tropic Founder & Skincare Expert, Susie Ma’s quick plan of action to help avoid blemishes and keep skin glowing and healthy!
1 BEFORE YOU GO OUT – DOUBLE THE CLEANSE – Ensure you start with as clean a face as possible by supercharging your cleansing routine. For us, Smoothing Cleanser followed by Clear Skies is the perfect dynamic duo. While Smoothing Cleanser gently melts away your makeup, Clear Skies effortlessly removes any unwanted clouds of excess oil. In fact, according to recent clinical trials, Clear Skies reduces excess sebum on the skin by 81% after one use.
2 BANISH THE BLEMISH – Feeding your skin’s natural eco flora is imperative to banishing blemishes. Pure Lagoon Blemish Prevention Serum is our favourite antidote to a day of masked missions – the efficacy of the formulation is like no other! When we asked our customers to tell us what they thought, 73% of them told us that Pure Lagoon minimised the amount of new blemishes that formed in previous problem areas. Even your face covering won’t hide your astonishment at the results that this little blue bottle can bring!
3 GO LIGHT ON THE HYDRATION – You still need to hydrate with an oil or moisturiser but you don’t need to overload on ‘under mask’ areas. Super Greens Nutrient Boost Oil is a fast-absorbing, nutrient-rich oil which will work day and night to keep skin nourished. Our Antioxidant rich Skin Feast Nourishing Cream Concentrate also helps to keep skin healthy with a boost of powerful antioxidants and actives. It provides just the right amount of hydration to keep skin balanced.
4 WHEN YOU GET HOME, CLEAN AWAY THE DAY – As soon as you get home after a prolonged mask-wearing period, double cleanse again with Smoothing Cleanser and Clear Skies to remove any impurities and keep skin feeling as fresh as possible.
5 MASKING NICELY – Remedying mask damage with more masks may seem counter-intuitive, but trust us, it works. Our Clear Skin Blemish-fighting Mask with salicylic acid and ginger extract kills blemish causing bacteria and keeps breakouts at bay. Put this on problem areas once or twice a week for gleaming, balanced skin.
So next time you’re stepping out of the house armed with your protective facial gear, you can rest easy in the knowledge that your skincare routine will remedy any unwanted blemishes that come out to play. As we adjust to the stresses of this unexpected ‘new normal’, it’s more important than ever to take care of each and every crevice of your complexion.xx