Why you shouldn’t wear makeup under your face maskFFOL Editor 1
Zeichner recommended thoroughly washing your face before and after wearing a mask — preferably with foaming cleanser — in order to protect your skin. While you can still apply moisturizer, and it’s recommended to do so, skipping the makeup if you’re planning on putting a mask over it is for the best.
“Any potentially irritating or pore-clogging ingredients should be avoided under the mask-covered skin,” Dr. Hadley King told the outlet. “I would recommend minimizing makeup — particularly foundations and concealer with heavy formulations — because the increased humidity under the mask could affect your skin’s sebum production and potentially lead to an increase in clogged pores and breakouts.”