Even if we’re in the middle of a pandemic and don’t get to see many people, most of us still want to look good. It’s just tough to do so when you’re looking like you just stepped out of a clinic with that mask on your face!
However, there are some things that you can do to rock that facemask look and feel fabulous. There are also some things that you can do to make them a bit more exciting and comfortable. Let’s take a look at a few tips for looking and feeling great when wearing a facemask.
Get the Right Mask
While you might find cute facemasks on the market, most of them still have that jarring look that can ruin any outfit. Plus, some really pull your ears forward too! Anyone else noticed that? Why not pick an antiviral snood like these masks by VIRACTIV instead? Great for the colder days in the Winter, these are super breathable, look great, and are some of the best masks for sale you can find.
The Redshield mask is a great option if you have a sporty look and an active lifestyle, but they can work with virtually any outfit. You’ll also be surprised to hear that they’re also even more efficient at blocking particles than N-95 masks, and they’re reusable as well.
If you would rather stick to a traditional facemask, look for a satin feel one on black, grey or navy. The darker the colour the more premium and sleek they tend to look. Plus the silky material gives them that luxe look.
Adjust Your Skincare and Makeup Routine
Facemasks can create a lot of humidity and heat which can ruin your makeup. You also want your skin to be properly hydrated so that your makeup doesn’t end up looking heavy and cakey.
Keeping your skin properly hydrated will also prevent the irritation that often comes with wearing a mask for long periods. Look for soothing creams that contain hyaluronic acid as these will not only hydrate your skin but help prevent moisture from escaping as well.
Also, try to stay away from harsh scrubs, thick creams, and heavy-duty exfoliants as these can often exacerbate congestion. You want to stick to lightweight cleansers and sunscreens, gel moisturisers, and light serums instead. Your skin will get plenty of punishment under that mask. So, don’t punish your skin more once you get home – nourish it instead.
If you’re finding you’re getting ‘maskne’ – acne from masks – look at using salicylic acid in your skincare routine too to help fight the spots and help them heal quicker.
Take Care of Your Brows
Since half of your face will be blocked much of the time, you have to make sure that the part we can actually see stands out. Your brows are what are framing your face, so make sure that you pick a style that looks good on you. The most important part is making sure that they’re properly groomed, but don’t fall for trends as these quickly fade out.
Make Your Hair Stand Out
People will also be seeing more of your hair, so you have to make it stand out as well. Hair should be treated as an accessory, and your facemask shouldn’t overshadow it. Remember, it’s all about hair, eyes and brows now!
We suggest you go with a colour brightening and shine enhancing wash shampoo and conditioner. This will help keep your colour bright even if you can’t go on a trip to the salon. You could also consider going for funkier colours if you really want to stand out. While you could always go for the standard blonde, brown or those whiter, silver shade blonde tones, you could also look at options like lavender or pink, for instance, to really jazz up your look.
In addition to choosing the right colour, you have to make sure that you use it to brighten up your face. Your mask will add a shadow over it, and having brighter strands closer to your eyes could help highlight and brighten the area between the mask and your hairline. Also, try to go for a tone-on-tone contrast next time you go to the salon as it will make the look more luminous.
The Eyes Are the Star of the Show
Masks will definitely draw more attention to your eyes, so you have to make sure to make them pop. Eye makeup should play an important role right now as this is the only way you can convey your emotions, so make sure to give your eyes the care they deserve. This means accentuating them with the right mascara and lash curler. Also, you could try adding a bright concealer on top of the eyelid and a little bit of contouring in the crease to give the eye an easy lift.
Remember: warm brown and neutral shades make blue eyes pop. Purple tones shades make brown eyes stand out, so look for eyeshadows with these undertones.
Wash Your Masks
Another very important thing is to make sure that you keep your mask clean at all times. There’s no point in keeping your skin clean if you’re going to reintroduce dirt, oil, and debris from a soiled mask. When cleaning your mask, make sure to use a fragrance-free detergent and clean it in hot water. Also make sure that you pick a mask that will be soft, gentle, and breathable.
If you follow these few tips, you’ll be able to look great whether you’re wearing your mask or not. Make sure to keep them in mind and know that there are always ways to incorporate facemasks into your look better.