Ask Sharon: How do you manage skin breakouts when wearing a mask all day?

MV founder, truth talker, beauty rebel, celebrity facialist, and skin sensitivity expert.
Every month we receive your queries in our socials, and here we share the month’s TOP QUESTION, answered.

Q; ‘How do you manage skin breakouts when wearing a mask all day?’

A: Mask wearing is a necessary new addition to our lives during COVID life, it is life-saving and vital – but not always a skin friendly exercise. So for those who are experiencing congestion from mask wearing, I would recommend; 

  1. If you are using disposable masks, replace them daily. Some materials or the chemicals they have been treated with may cause irritation so experiment with a few different types. If using a reusable one, wash it every night with a gentle and fragrance-free detergent, religiously. This will prevent bacteria from causing breakouts.

  2. The Signature Mask Ritual will be a god-send. Do this 3 x weekly for acute treatment. A gentle way to reduce inflammation, calm redness, and delicately decongest.

  3. Skip cosmetics and sunscreen on this area, give your skin a little break.


Sidenote: For those who are experiencing irritation, sensitivity, and aggravated dermatitis from mask wearing – Jojoba is your best friend. Use it as a barrier, and keep reapplying throughout the day to shield your skin.



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