Dr. Josephine Futrell, M.D., Ph.D., Dermatology

Expert skincare and beauty tips

Avoiding Mask Rash — December 9, 2020

Avoiding Mask Rash

Mask rubbing you the wrong way? Here are some tips.

  1. Don’t wear makeup under your mask—no one can see it anyway.  
  2. Do exfoliate gently at least once a week.  
  3. Use a toner or other product to remove excess oil.  My favorite is ZO complexion renewal pads.  
  4. Wash your mask daily or use disposable ones.  
  5. Moisturize—Epidermal repair cream by Skinceuticals goes well under your mask.  
  6. Treat yourself to a facial or hydrafacial  at ArkLaTex Dermatology.
  7. Hope for a vaccine soon.  If you have concerns about the vaccine, talk to your physician. 
Face Masks and Skin Sensitivity — May 5, 2020

Face Masks and Skin Sensitivity

In the age of social distancing, what can I do to keep my cloth mask from irritating my skin?

  • First of all, before wearing, wash your mask to remove starch and other harsh chemicals.
  • Avoid makeup under the mask.
  • Apply a protective balm to areas that rub.
  • At night, use a gentle cleanser like Obagi, and apply epidermal repair cream (Skinceuticals).
  • Pamper your face! 
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