“Many of the common beauty mistakes specific to 2020 are really in relation to the specific lifestyle changes we have made this year in response to dealing with Covid-19.
A major change would be the daily use of face masks, and I believe it has taken us quite a while to adjust to the changes that daily mask-wearing has led to with regards to skincare and makeup.
Wearing the wrong lipstick underneath a mask is probably one common beauty mistake I notice during this period of time. Wearing bright, shimmering or luscious red lipsticks do not work as well underneath a mask.
A better choice would be using a lipstick formula with a sheen instead of a heavy shimmer, more nude-coloured lipsticks, and of course using long-lasting lipsticks. A better idea is to always have a spare mask with you. After all, masks get stained or dirty with makeup and lipstick, and regular mask-changes are better for your skin.
With mask-wearing being so prevalent, maskne and other sorts of occlusive dermatitis aggravated by frequent, long-hours of mask-wearing have become the new norm. A common mistake is to use richer, more occlusive products in the day when mask-wearing occurs, as this tends to lead to more trapping within the pilosebaceous glands, which leads to an aggravation of acne especially in the areas that are typically covered by the mask. Instead, apply lightweight, non-comedogenic products such as gel-based moisturisers as this will minimise the risk of maskne.
Finally, do not forget to wear sunscreen to avoid getting an uneven tan line over the face. Apply one that has at least SPF 30 across your entire face. If you are still worried about the Singapore sun causing an uneven tan across your face, wear a hat or visor to keep your face in the shade.”