Are face masks irritating your skin? Two derms weigh in on products that can help

Face masks have become part of the new normal for millions of people. While very important, there are side effects of wearing face masks and keeping your nose and mouth covered for prolonged periods of time. Thankfully, there are skincare solutions that you can incorporate into your regimen to help. Erin Jensen, an expert in aesthetics medicine, recommends washing your face thoroughly before and after putting your mask on. Dr. Amy Wechsler, a board-certified dermatologist and psychiatrist, recommends going for products that are fragrance-free. “After washing your face, it’s important to apply a lightweight moisturizer, even if your skin tends to be oily,” explains Jensen. “I recommend exfoliating once or twice a week if your skin can tolerate it to remove dead skin cells,” suggests Wechsler