Colonial Williamsburg Resorts Blog

My Skin Suffers Under The Mask

While masks are an important tool in curbing the pandemic, face masks are not friendly to everyone’s skin.  Prolonged wearing of your face mask can cause adverse skin reactions, even if you don’t normally suffer from skin irritations.

Mask increase temperature, moisture and friction making the skin more susceptible to irritation.  So how do we prevent mask induced skin problems?  By pampering our skin.  Below our spa has outlined 3 ways to help reduce mask skin irritations.

1. PURIFY
Avoid any skin challenges by maintaining a clean and healthy foundation. A gentle cleanser like our guest favorite Chamomile Cleansing Milk from Naturopathica helps calm and remove impurities

2. RENEW
Wearing a mask daily can leave skin clogged. Avoid this with a super-gentle exfoliant like Naturopathica’s Oat Cleansing Facial Polish. Apply once a week to keep build up at bay.

3. NOURISH
Experiencing dryness and irritation from wearing your mask so often? Naturopathica’s Calendula Cream comes to the rescue. This super anti-inflammatory powerhouse acts as a barrier between the skin and mask.

Visit colonialwilliamsburghotels.com/spa/ or call 757.220.7720 to book your favorite facial for a personalized skincare assessment.