Wearing a face mask when you go out has simply become a part of our daily lives. With it, we find ourselves confronting challenges that range from the dreaded maskne (mask acne) to finding cute face masks that make us stand out from the crowd. The fashion sect have even normalized having a mask wardrobe so the options are numerous. Face masks are more than a protective way to prevent the spread of COVID. They are also a fashion accessory. Face mask style is a real thing.
With that in mind, have you evaluated your current face mask looks? While the patterns and/or colors of your face masks are important, there are other ways to amp up your face mask style. Here are three to keep in mind.
Did you know that eye makeup sales are up while lipstick sales are down? Considering that when you don a face mask, your eyes become the center of attention, it makes sense. While I love the color of my eyes, my lashes have always provided less volume than I would like. A set of mink lashes helps me amp up my face mask style, even though half my face is covered.
In the featured photo at the top, I’m sporting the Classic Dame look, which is great for everyday use. But you can also get lashes that are longer, fuller, and more dramatic. I mean, it’s a pandemic. It’s perfectly fine to opt for drama at 1 p.m. At only $15-$20 per set, you can get a multitude of mink lash looks online at Casablanca Beauty.
By now, you should have heard about the trend with mask chains. Instead of leaving your mask sloppily dangling from an ear as you drive in your car or sit down to eat, a mask chain keeps your mask secure while dangling around your neck attached to a stylish chain, which is ultra convenient and just prettier. Finding the right face mask chains can really amp up your face mask style.
Now, I’m a HUGE fan of the Latina-owned Second Wind face mask chains, but this popular small business has been overwhelmed with orders that they’re currently out of stock. I recommend perusing the artisans at Etsy, but you can also easily find an economically priced face mask chain at Amazon.
Remember earlier when I mentioned maskne? Yeah, the facial acne you find yourself battling with when wearing masks is usually just a result of dirt and bacteria. That’s really all it comes down to. Keep your skin clean before and after wearing a mask and keep your masks clean, too. Just by keeping clean, you’ll find yourself winning the battle.
If you don’t want to find yourself washing your masks, like, always, then a sanitizing spray or mist can really help you out. You still want to wash your masks with laundry soap either by hand or in the wash on a regular basis, but a sanitizing mist is convenient and makes life easier when you need a solution in between your normal laundry days.
My friend Amy, who is also an online dating expert, is a rep for doTERRA and tells me that she relies on the brand’s On Guard sanitising mist to keep her masks clean in between use. You may opt to try another sanitizing spray, but my recommendation is that whatever you do select, be sure it’s something that isn’t made of mostly alcohol and instead contains more natural ingredients, so as not to be harsh on your skin. Keep your skin clean, yes, but do so gently and carefully.
Everyone keeps saying it: these are trying times. The best any one of us can do is adapt. Give my recommendations a try, and you can make wearing a face mask a stylish experience.