Now is not the time to throw everything you’ve got at your lower face, trust us, it’s only going to exacerbate the problem. Your routine needs to be focused on repairing, rebuilding and healing.
Look for barrier strengthening ingredients such as vitamin B and probiotics that will help rebuild the barrier function, protecting your skin from further damage. We love Synergie Skin Vitamin B and Esse Probiotic Serum.
Make sure you’re hydrating the skin- hydration is the cornerstone of great skin health and a compromised barrier can lead to increased trans-epidermal water loss which leaves the skin delicate and flakey. A hyaluronic acid-based serum is always best for quenching your skin’s thirst. Follow with a moisturiser and SPF as they will act as a barrier between your skin and the mask and can help to reduce friction.
Focus your nighttime routine on healing. Look for healing ingredients such as Centella Asiatica, Sea Buckthorn Oil, or Manuka Honey that will get to work restoring damaged skin. Cream masks are your friend right now - they will help to deeply nourish and comfort your sore skin. Apply them before bedtime so they have the whole night to penetrate and do their thing.
If you are experiencing breakouts, a potent spot treatment is the best way forward as it can target the pimple without affecting the surrounding skin which might be too sensitive to deal with strong exfoliation right now. We love Synergie Skin BlemX - a powerful combination of AHA/BHA and Odacite Gr+G which targets deep breakouts without drying the skin out.
And finally - keep up a strict cleansing routine. Double cleanse in the evening with gentle cleansers to really dissolve any lingering excess oil and microbes before you sleep. A purifying mist like Odacite Hydra-Purify Mint and Green Tea Mist will help to refresh the skin in between wearing the mask.