Though we may have grown accustomed to regular mask-wearing, it seems our skin still has something to say about 2020’s accessory of choice. As face coverings continue to play a part in everyday life, Dermatologists have warned that the link between mask-wearing and increased cases of acne, dermatitis and other skin conditions is only becoming more apparent.
What’s the deal with maskne?
Trapping warmth and moisture inside, masks create a breeding ground for bacteria, allowing breakouts to flourish around the mouth, nose, cheeks and jawline. As the friction created by face coverings has the ability to cause tiny tears on the surface of the skin and break down its natural barrier, even those with the most resilient complexions have fallen foul of the dreaded ‘maskne’.
And it’s not just our skin that’s suffering as a result of the rise of the face mask. Containing microplastics that pollute our oceans and infiltrate our ecosystem, disposable masks pose a devastating threat to our planet. With an estimated 129 billion face masks now being used every month, each with a lifespan of 450 years, the disposal of single-use masks is leaving a lasting stain on our environment.
Could bamboo be the ultimate eco alternative?
A sustainable resource that yields a super soft yarn, bamboo is rich in both environmental and skin-saving benefits. Made from organically grown, naturally-sourced bamboo, our new SoftTouch masks offer to solve all of our mask-wearing woes…
Hypoallergenic and highly breathable, Boody’s signature fabric provides sufficient protection while crucially still allowing skin to breathe. Moisture-wicking properties mean sweat is drawn to the outside of the fabric, preventing the build-up of bacteria on the surface of the skin.
Naturally rich in antibacterial and antifungal properties, Boody’s bamboo fibres are also free from any form of chemical treatment, helping to keep irritation at bay. Soft and smooth, there are no sharp spurs to aggravate skin, ensuring complexions stay calm all day long.
As sustainable as it is soft, bamboo is a plentiful natural resource that can be harvested with minimal environmental impact. Washable and reusable, Boody’s SoftTouch face masks retain their impressive properties with multiple washes, extending their lifespan and minimising the output of waste.
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