COVID-19 has drastically changed the way we live and work. With many of us working from home, Zoom calls have become the social norm for face-to-face communication. You may feel the pressure to get perfect skin for Zoom calls as the screen may highlight the many flaws on our face, such as dry skin or blemishes.
Frequent wearing of face masks has also resulted in the rise of facemask skin problems. One may suffer from maskne (mask acne) due to frequent mask wear, which results from friction against the skin and increased breakouts. The skin around mask dents on the face is also prone to dryness or irritation.
As we are required to stay indoors more often, lack of exposure to the sun may result in lower levels of vitamin D - the famous “sunshine vitamin” that gives our skin a natural glow. This results in our skin appearing dull on camera during Zoom meetings.
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Our skin’s dryness may be caused by a lack of face moisturizer, especially when we are wearing a mask. The lack of sleep or heightened stress could also result in drier skin.
When working from home, we may neglect our skincare routine, such as sunscreen application, assuming that it is no longer necessary. However, if sunscreen is not consistently applied, it could trigger pigmentation or early signs of ageing due to skin damage.
Wearing makeup under your face mask may also increase the chances of clogged pores, acne breakouts, and inflamed skin. This is especially so in Singapore, where the heat and humidity from breathing into a mask can be very challenging for the skin.
It is important to review our skincare when skin problems begin to emerge. Continue your daily routine with an emphasis on cleansing and moisturizing. Applying moisturizer will help prevent problems, especially if you have dry or sensitive skin.
If possible, try to skip the makeup when wearing a mask, as it is more likely to clog your pores and lead to breakouts. If it is really necessary, wear makeup that is labeled as non-comedogenic, where the ingredients do not tend to clog pores.
It is also a good practice to pamper your skin once a week with a facial treatment or at-home (DIY) facial masks to replenish moisture. Effective skincare treatments after wearing a mask should ideally include facials to amplify the skincare treatments’ effects.
In Singapore, facials are one of the most effective forms of skincare treatments. It is also a simple and therapeutic way to resolve face mask skin problems and achieve the perfect skin complexion for our daily Zoom calls.
Choose a reputable clinic with a board-certified dermatologist or aesthetic doctor who can assess your skin and advise you on the appropriate facial treatment for your skin problems, such as active acne.
Here are some facials in Singapore that are highly effective:
To brighten up dull skin
The HydraClear Facial is a popular microdermabrasion facial from Korea, which deep cleans, exfoliates, re-hydrates, and rejuvenates your skin.
It is non-invasive and uses a patented and proven formula to uniformly spray and infuse medical-grade serums into the skin, revealing radiant skin.
Some benefits of the HydraClear Facial include acne improvement, minimized pores, and a youthful, smoother, and whiter complexion.
The Miracle S.E.P. Facial uses FDA-approved SkinElectroporation® (S.E.P.) technology to infuse medical-grade serums to the dermis, epidermis, and subcutaneous layers of the skin. This improves serum delivery by 17X more than other delivery mechanisms.
By delivering low pulses to the skin, the skin’s permeability is increased. Thus, active ingredients are effectively delivered into the skin, bringing out the best glow in your skin and keeping it ultra-hydrated.
Skin conditions that can be treated include fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, and hyperhidrosis.
The Triple Gold Lifting® Facial uses triple-ultrasound waves with frequencies of great speed, deeply micro-massaging facial tissues to improve skin firmness and vitality.
In skin ageing, MMPs values are especially high. Matrix Metalloproteinases (MMPs) are enzymes that contribute to medical conditions such as acne, eczema, dermatitis, ulcers, and cancer. In skin ageing, MMPs values are especially high.
The triple micro-massage is highly effective in fighting early signs of ageing and reduce MMPs values. This reduces the damaging effect of these enzymes on tissues.
This facial also strengthens the skin’s immunity and improves moisture content. Clients can expect visible brightening and increased firmness of the skin, improved skin texture, and a reduction in symptoms of your skin conditions, including acne, eczema, fine lines, and wrinkles.
There are many ways to address skin conditions that result from wearing face masks or other causes. Find out how you can achieve the best skin of your life with our facial treatments by consulting our skin experts today.
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