PPE Face Mask Skin Care Guide
Double protection when wearing PPE Face Masks
These are times that call for double protection. Dr Sebagh offers guidelines to ensure your complexion stays blemish-free under the face masks recommended to be worn outdoors by governments around the world.
‘In order to prevent the exacerbation of unsightly blemishes and blocked pores, skin needs to be safeguarded with the same rigour we protect the rest of our bodies.’ – Dr Sebagh
Skin care when wearing PPE Face Masks
Wearing a PPE face mask is for the protection of our overall health, but the tight fit can challenge the radiance and clarity of the T-zone – especially for those with open pores and oily skin, who may be battling against summer heat and humidity. Factor in the skin’s natural shedding of dead skin cells and everyday environmental pollution, and conditions under a face mask conspire against the health of breakout-prone skin.
PPE Face Masks and Breakouts — What to Do
When your skin breaks out, the temptation can be to bombard it with products. The key—particularly if you have oily skin—is to feed your skin efficacious ingredients to keep shine and blemishes under control. The Dr Sebagh Breakout range is a pioneering formulation of medical grade, topical treatments that combine antibacterial and anti-inflammatory ingredients to instantly reduce blemishes and help maintain breakout-free skin. This sets it apart from 99 per cent of other breakout formulas, which rely on salicylic acid/benzoyl peroxide, an ingredient that is only a short-term fix, meaning bacterial infections return once a product is no longer in use.
Dr Sebagh recommends the following skin care routine
Use these seven super-products – including cleansers, moisturisers, SPF and the revolutionary Breakout Powder – for a clear, mattified complexion:
Start the day with Breakout Foaming Cleanser, a refreshing treatment that instantly regulates oil levels and soothes inflammation and redness, leaving skin deeply cleansed and mattified.
Follow with Luminous Glow mixed with Breakout Powder, ideal for skin that reacts badly to factors such as stress, diet, exercise and city living. Mix a small amount of the potent antibacterial powder with the oil-free, lightweight, glow-boosting moisturiser, and watch the magic happen at your fingertips as the natural complex of ingredients targets the causes of blemish-prone skin.
For extra protection finish with Sun & City Protection SPF 50+, a lightweight non-greasy cream that not only shields skin against the damaging effects of UVA and UVB rays, but also provides protection against HEV (High Energy Visible) light/daylight emitted by smartphones, tablets, laptops and pollution.
After washing face with Breakout Foaming Cleanser, generously apply the multi-tasking Skin Perfecting Cream, which is quickly absorbed to moisturise and rebalance. Nordihydroguaiearetic and Oleanolic acid combine to fight against excess sebum production. Meanwhile, two types of powerful sebum and lipid-absorbing ingredients, including Calamin, a zinc complex, provide powerful mattifying, anti-shine benefits.
Twice a Week
Apply Deep Exfoliating Mask Sensitive Skin for five minutes to reveal instantly brighter, smoother and more glowing skin.
Smooth Skin Perfecting Mask evenly onto cleansed skin. Leave for five to 10 minutes, and then rinse with warm water. This clarifying, anti-pollution formula, packed with minerals, is based on special naturally absorbent and astringent kaolin clay from Brittany to deep cleanse, absorb excess oil, tighten pores, soothe, soften and even out skin tone.