As we unconsciously enter our second year into this whole COVID-19 situation, face masks have become a norm and this may have led to some unwanted facial skin issues.
While face masks are great at protecting us during the pandemic, they may be harmful to our facial skin. You may know this already if you’ve been experiencing redness, itchiness and inflammation around your cheeks caused by wearing masks over a long period of time.
If you’re thinking make-up is going to help you cover up those red and itchy spots, you thought wrong! Make-up will definitely irritate the face even more, especially if the individual has sensitive skin.
Just so you know, your skin does not have to continue to suffer due to face masks. Now, you’re wondering – how do I take care of my skin while adhering to the SOPs?
Well, here are 3 simple ways to do so…
How to deal with face mask irritation?
1. Wash/Disinfect your mask
Start with the main problem which is the mask itself. Always remember to wash/disinfect your face masks so it doesn’t become a breeding ground for bacteria.
If you’re not using a washable mask, always remember to swap out the regular masks everyday, especially if you’ve been exercising or doing strenuous activities that cause a lot of sweat.
2. Use handkerchiefs/tissues
We have a tendency to wipe the sweat off our face with our hands when we’re sweating during the day but that’s not the best option since our hands are mostly dirty from bacteria and germs. Especially during the pandemic, it’s best to keep your hands as clean and as far away from your face as possible.
So, to keep your face clean and free of any irritants, use a clean handkerchief or tissue instead.
3. Try out the Suu Balm Facial Care – alleviates irritation and helps moisturise
If you’re someone with sensitive skin, this skincare range is definitely the ONE for you and here’s why!
Suu Balm was formulated by an expert dermatologist Dr. Tey Hong Liang from The National Skin Centre Singapore. Specially designed for those with dry and sensitive skin, Suu Balm helps soothe and moisturise.
Free of harsh soaps, parabens, fragrance and harmful irritants like SLS, SLES and preservatives, the new Suu Balm Facial Care range will balance your pH with its dermatologist-developed products that are so gentle that it’s even paediatrician-recommended.
Yes, it’s even suitable for your little ones, so give it a try if your kid experiences facial redness and itchiness. As Suu Balm is power packed with a special menthol derivative, called menthyl lactate, it cools and stops the facial itch in minutes without stinging the eyes even when you apply around your eyelids!
It’s probably hard to believe that a product can solve all of our problems just like that, so to make more sense of it, let me break down the ingredients for you.
Suu Balm Facial Cleanser (Step 1)
This facial cleanser is perfect for those with sensitive skin, inflammation and dryness because it contains mild surfactant called Sodium Lauroyl Methyl lsethionate that leaves you feeling cleansed without stripping your skin. It also helps balance the skin to a pH that is the best for our skin which is 5.5.
It also has a fan favourite ingredient which is the skin’s ‘superfood’ – Shea Butter. This ingredient nourishes, moisturises and helps prevent inflammation and redness. To top it off, the Sodium Hyaluronate will retain your skin’s moisture, giving it that soft and supple feeling.
Suu Balm Facial Moisturiser (Step 2)
Everyone wants a moisturiser that isn’t sticky or oily, absorbs fast into the skin and can be applied multiple times for the whole day. Luckily for you, Suu Balm does all of that and it is perfect for all ages, from newborns, young kids to adults. Like we said earlier – it’s approved by paediatricians and dermatologists.
This moisturiser will give you a cooling effect because of the Menthyl Lactate which cools your face within a minute and provides relief for itchiness. Don’t worry, it doesn’t sting your eyes even when you apply on sensitive areas like nose, mouth and eyelids.
There are also 5x Ceramides in its ingredient list and it will help restore the skin barrier that prevents dryness, itchiness and discomfort, all while moisturising your skin.
To further boost your skin tolerance against irritants, the Northern Truffle mushroom extract soothes skin redness and the Linoleic & Linolenic Acid from Safflower Oil promotes natural skin moisturising alongside the Saccharide Isomerate, that will restore your skin’s natural moisturising factor.
To prove just how effective the products are, here are a few testimonies…
Wanna try it out for yourself? Just walk into any Watsons, Caring Pharmacy, My Pharmacy, Georgetown Pharmacy, HTM Pharmacy, Health Lane Pharmacy, Multicare Pharmacy and Alpro Pharmacy and #askforSuubalm. There are also special deals if you get it from Watsons or Caring from now until 24th May 2021.
Can’t bring yourself to go outside until you soothe your skin with Suu Balm Facial range? Get it online at their e-store, Shopee or Lazada. With every facial range bundle you purchase online, you’ll also receive a Limited Edition Suu Balm Face Mitt.