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You probably already know this, but face masks are super important to wear right now. Wearing a face covering helps prevent the spread of the COVID-19, and is recommended by the CDC — in addition to following social distancing guidelines, of course. Unfortunately, while wearing a mask may be essential, it still comes with its share of skin challenges.
Not only can wearing this extra layer be uncomfortable, the mix of sweat and fabric can cause Us to break out. The “maskne” is real, people! Luckily, there are plenty of options on the market that will solve this problem. For starters, you can try giving a face mask made out of silk a shot. They make a great alternative to other face coverings on the market, and they can actually help your skin stay clear in the process.
Our Absolute Favorite:
Get the slip Pure Silk Adult Face Mask with free shipping for $39, available at Nordstrom!
Think about it this way: If you use a silk pillowcase to help with acne that can build up overnight, why not give your face the same treatment and attention during the day? Silk is a natural fiber that doesn’t clog your pores the way that other popular materials do. Plus, it’s hypoallergenic — so if you have sensitive skin, chances are it’ll likely create the least amount of irritation. It simply makes sense!
Fun fact: This mask range is actually made by the same company that Sophie Turner has said she uses for her pillowcases. The Game of Thrones star has some seriously amazing skin, so we’ll take all of the pointers from her we can get! These silk masks could be your ticket to avoiding the perils of maskne once and for all.
If you’re looking for something different, there are plenty of other silk options out there to choose from too. Check out some of our top picks below — from affordable masks to high-end designer face coverings!
Best Adjustable Silk Mask
This simple silk mask has straps that you can adjust to your liking. The silk will feel so soothing and luxurious against your skin!
Get the CILQUE 100% Mulberry Silk Face Mask (1 PC – Black) for just $24, available at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, September 23, 2020, but are subject to change.
Best Colorful Silk Masks
These masks come in so many stunning neutral hues that you can match with your outfit. Plus, they’re seriously affordable!
Get the Known 100% Mulberry Silk Reusable Sensitive Face Masks for Women for prices starting at just $7, available at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, September 23, 2020, but are subject to change.
Best Floral Face Mask Set
Honestly, how amazing is this? Thanks to this adorable set, you can match your face covering to your scrunchie. While we’re particularly obsessed with the floral version, there are tons of other prints to show off your personality!
Get the Medi+Sons Supply Designer Silk Washable Women’s Face Mask Covering Gift Set for $18, available at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, September 23, 2020, but are subject to change.
Best Silk Mask for Sensitive Skin
It doesn’t get more hypoallergenic than this face mask. Allow Us to explain: The silk hasn’t been treated with any dyes, so it’s ideal for sensitive skin. Plus, this mask offers double-layer protection.
Get the Celestial Silk Store Reusable Silk Face Mask for $15, available at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, September 23, 2020, but are subject to change.
Best Printed Face Mask
A stunning silk face mask with an awesome inspirational message printed on it? Sign Us up!
Get the PJ Harlow Face Mask, Blush, Large for $18, available at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, September 23, 2020, but are subject to change.
Best Luxury Face Mask
If you’ve got the cash, then why not go designer? Few brands are as luxe as La Perla. Known primarily for their lavish lingerie and sleepwear, this reusable face mask is truly the best.
Get the La Perla Silk Face Mask with free shipping for $65, available at Saks Fifth Avenue!
Best Trendy Face Mask
Leopard print is always having a moment — but it’s especially popular right now! Get in on the action with this Generation Love silk face mask.
Get the Generation Love Leopard Print Silk Face Mask with free shipping for $30, available at Saks Fifth Avenue!
Best Lace Face Mask
Attention, fabulous fashion girls: We’ve found the mask for you! Wolford may be known for outfitting the A-list with tights, but this silk face mask with lace detailing is so elegant. Worth the splurge!
Get the Wolford Lace Face Mask with free shipping for $43, available at Saks Fifth Avenue!
Best 5-Piece Silk Mask Set
We know, we know — some of these options are expensive. That’s what happens with top-quality materials like silk! Luckily, this option from Johnny Was is cost-effective — it comes with five masks! They are made from silk with cotton lining for maximum comfort, and each one has a gorgeous pattern. Sold!
Get the Johnny Was 5-Piece Silk Charmeuse Face Mask Set with free shipping for $40, available at Saks Fifth Avenue!
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