Caring for your skin during the pandemic.

Written by on March 10, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we do things and live our lives. You now have to wear a face mask in public, or risk getting fined R 1 500. Not to mention the social distancing and washing of hands or an alcohol laced hand sanitiser.

Although these measures are all put in place to prevent further spread of the covid19 virus the sanitisers can dry out your skin, some people have had  rashes and breakouts. and then there’s the most talked about skin problem, “Maskne”, the acne that’s cause by wearing a mask.

These problems that came with the pandemic have forced us, or at least some of us to care for our skins better and try out  new skin routines. Caring for your skin goes beyond just treating the effects of wearing a facial mask, skin routine or finding suitable hand sanitiser/putting on hand lotions.

VOWFM’s Harvey T (  spoke to Lerato Ndaba, here are five key remedies she recommends;

  1. Moisturising your skin to avoid, having it drying out and cracking.
  2. Paying attention to the type of hand sanitiser you always use and carrying one with you.
  3. Washing your cloth as often as possible to avoid dirt build-up.
  4. Following your skin care routine religiously to avoid breakouts.
  5. Applying Sunscreen (SPF50 preferably) to aid sunburn in parts of your face that will not be covered by the mask.

To give the podcast a listen and know more on how to care for your skin during the pandemic click the link below:

Q: How has wearing a mask and using hand sanitisers affected your skin? Share your tips with us.


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