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10 May 2020

Antibacterial mask and gel, or how to care for your face and hands in times of a pandemic

Our skin produces sebum, cosmetics contain fat, and the air is not heavily polluted outside. In addition, the mask in which we have to leave now generates heat and stores moisture – an ideal environment for the development of irritation, clogged pores or acne lesions. And hands. They also do not have it easy. Continuous decontamination, washing, scrubbing. How to take care of them in this difficult period? If you want to know, I invite you to the text.


You have to take care of your face from scratch. Remember to thoroughly cleanse the skin: preferably before going out and immediately after returning home, i.e. just before putting it on and just after removing the mask. Use gentle cleansing cosmetics that will not irritate the skin of the face (e.g. light foams or if you are a sensitive skin owner, try an Ayurvedic recipe: combine natural yogurt with honey or honey with chickpea flour and gently massage into the face, then rinse with lukewarm water. Then moisturize the skin And here also follow the rule of using gentle products Look for ingredients that soothe (eg aloe vera).

If you did not manage to prevent the “small catastrophe” and you have pimples or pimples on your face, then also pay attention to herbs or products that will reduce inflammation. Make a chamomile poultice, and once a week, put an antibacterial mask on your face, known to all ladies interested in Ayurvedic methods for beautiful skin. Mix the yogurt with turmeric and the yellow paste for fifteen minutes, then wash it off with lukewarm water.

I also recommend giving up makeup. Nobody will notice it under the mask anyway, and it can lead to additional contamination and clogging of the pores.

Also pay attention to the mask you choose. If you go outside in the reusable one, remember to wash it often in gentle, hypoallergenic liquids, disinfect it after returning home and, if possible – choose one made of “breathable” materials, such as cotton or linen. Artificial air-tight fabrics can worsen your skin condition by sensitizing you.

Also, don’t forget to moisturize your lips: you can use your favorite protective lipstick or honey.


In the era of a pandemic, our hands are also exposed to excessive dryness caused by frequent disinfection with alcohol-based products. It helps to remove microorganisms, but on the other hand it destroys the protective water-lipid coat. In addition, excessive drying can lead to itching, cracking or peeling of the skin. It is worth knowing that the skin on the inside of the hand does not have sebaceous glands, which additionally promotes drying. The outer side, on the other hand, is very delicate and constantly exposed to sunlight. So how to take care of your hands?

First of all, when choosing an antibacterial gel, pay attention to the label. It will be an advantage if the gel has been enriched with ingredients that have a soothing effect (d-panthenol or the aforementioned aloe).

When you return home, wash your hands, preferably with soap intended for sensitive skin, and odorless (fragrances can additionally irritate). If there is glycerin in the composition, it is an additional plus, because it will make the skin softer.

Also, don’t forget about the cream. Use it after washing your hands, and when you go to bed, don’t forget to apply a decent layer that will absorb, moisturize and nourish your skin while you rest. Choose fatty foods, such as those with shea butter, beeswax or Brazil nut oil.

Take a look at your diet

Pizza, burgers, crisps and sweets – these products are not conducive to the fight for beautiful skin. In addition, a sedentary lifestyle, working remotely and constantly staring at a computer or TV screen: many dermatologists already predict queues to their offices after the pandemic ends. In order to deal with skin changes, it is worth taking care of your diet and supplementation. Plan your meals, eat lots of vegetables and fruit (the spring we’ve been waiting for is full of seasonal vegetables and fruit). Drink a lot of water, especially warm water, because it hydrates our body the fastest, and instead of unhealthy snacks, choose nuts, sunflower husks and pumpkin. You will see that your skin will thank you for it.

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