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Organic Skin Care for irritations and dermatitis from N95 face masks during Corona Virus pandemic

Face masks are essential to preventing the spread of the corona virus pandemic, but it’s taking a toll on skin. Because Bare Pits is a natural deodorant and skin care for sensitive skin company amd we understand high quality ingredients that work with the body to heal... so we have created Bare Pits Body Healing Face Mask Butter & Bare Pits Body Healing Healing Face Mask Oil

With the CDC's recent recommendation that everyone wear face masks in public, more people are looking for face coverings—or making their own —in order to help flatten the curve. However, wearing face masks for extended periods of time comes with a risk of its own, with many people experiencing uncomfortable skin issues.

Here’s the dilemma: Face masks need to fit snugly on the wearer’s face, and must close tightly around the nose to ensure that they offer maximum protection. While those characteristics make it effective at filtering out airborne particles, the tighter the mask, the more frictional pressure is placed on the skin. According to a recent study published in the Journal of Wound Care from the University of Huddersfield in the United Kingdom, medical masks are causing inflammation and even pressure ulcers, a phenomenon which can lead to pain and infection. 

Because of the occlusive nature of the mask, your breathing is trapped, creating a humid environment for your skin. “The wearers are sweating underneath the masks, and this causes friction, leading to pressure damage on the nose and cheeks,” says Professor Karen Ousey, one of the authors of the paper. “There can be tears to the skin as a result, and these can lead to potential infection.” 

So what should you do if you’re experiencing irritation? If possible, Ousey suggests pressure from the mask to be relieved every two hours, and if you feel your mask rubbing, take it off as soon as it is safely possible.

Caring for the skin can also reduce the chances of pressure sores developing and definitely use Bare Pits organic skin care products because it doesn’t contain potentially irritating topicals like acids and retinoids, as these can further irritate the skin. First and foremost, it’s important to keep both the mask and your face clean. Prior to putting on your mask, follow these 3 important steps:

1) Cleanse with Bare Pits miracle african cleansing soap daily morning and evening

  • naturally killls bacteria (removes odor)

  • cleanses like no other, removes build up of pores

  • soothes, heals, and moisturizes skin

2) Apply Bare Pits Body Organic Face mask healing butter at night and in the morning as much as needed ( for day use apply 30 minutes before wearing a mask to create a protective barrier between the mask and your face to reduce friction)

Ingredients: organic raw extra virgin coconut oil, organic mango butter, organic kokum butter, organic unrefined shea butter, organic sea buckthorn oil, organic essential oils. 

Unrefined Organic Extra Virgin CO2 extracted Sea Buckthorn Oil: Sea Buckthorn Carrier Oil is reputed to be one of the best sources of natural antioxidants due to the high content of Vitamin C. Anti-oxidants like vitamin E and beta-carotene effectively combat wrinkles, dryness, and other symptoms of dry, aged skin. This oil can also be used promote healing of burns, eczema, radiation injury ulcers and small cuts or wounds. This healing effect is due to the beta-carotene (pro-vitamin-A) that is in Sea-Buckthorn. Aromatherapists have credited it with reducing wrinkles, regenerating skin cells, and for promoting the healing of skin injuries such as burns, sunburns, wounds and eczema.

Organic coconut oil: Capric /Caprylic/Lauric acid..These three fatty acids have strong disinfectant and antimicrobial properties. Coconut oil protects from microbial infections that can get into open wounds or even enter the body through the pores. It has natural Vitamin E, collagen and is extremely moisturizing.  

Organic Mango Butter: Derived from the rain-forests of the world, the deliciously sweet fruit of the mango is full of moisture. Mangoes not only nourish the body internally, but they also provide skin with sweet treats. These include moisture, and vitamins A, C and E, which work to combat free radicals. Free radicals are found in the sun's rays and air pollution. When applied to the skin, mango butter has the ability to protect it from the sunburn as well as sooth sunburned skin.

Organic Shea Butter: Shea butter is chock-full of vitamin A and is deeply moisturizing. Shea is derived from nuts that grow on trees in West and Central Africa, and it is known for being so nourishing to the skin that even in Africa's dry climate it works to soothe thirsty skin. The American Shea Institutes notes that shea butter possesses the ability to improve pesky skin blemishes, eczema, wrinkles and dermatitis. Shea is also known to soothe insect bites, sunburn and frostbite. This butter packs a powerful punch for an array of skin ailments.  

Organic Kokum Butter: Kokum butter is more emollient than most butters, possesses natural healing properties, has a uniform triglyceride composition and promotes regeneration of skin. Fatty acid levels are low, indicating an absence of any powerful lipolytic activity.  Some of the traditionally known benefits of Kokum butter are as follows:

  • Helps prevents drying of the skin

  • Helps heal ulcers, heal fissures of the lips, hands and soles of feet

  • Helps regenerates skin cells & reduces degeneration of skin cells

  • Non-pore clogging (non-comodegenic)

  • Contains 80% stearic-oleic-stearic triglycerides

  • Contains antioxidant properties

  • Helps stabilize emulsions

  • High oxidative stability

  • Softens the skin and restores skin flexibility

3) Apply Bare Pits Organic Face mask healing oil at night and in the morning as much as needed ( for day use apply 30 minutes before wearing a mask to create a protective barrier between the mask and your face to reduce friction)

Ingredients: organic apricot kernel oil, organic grapeseed oil, organic fractionated coconut oil, organic sea buckthorn oil

Organic Apricot Kernel Oil: Apricot kernel oil is cold pressed and refined from the dried kernels of the apricot fruit.  Sought out for its high vitamin E content and skin softening properties, apricot kernel oil is known for its ability to penetrate the skin without leaving an oily feel.    Rich in essential fatty acids like oleic and linoleic acid, apricot kernel oil is high in vitamin A. Since it easily penetrates the skin, it is good oil for prematurely aged, dry or irritated skin. Vitamins A & C are good for mature dry or sensitive skin. The apricot kernel oil helps skin retain elasticity, clarity, and suppleness.  It helps to calm the inflammation / irritation of eczema and dermatitis.

Organic Grape Seed Oil

The oil is extracted without solvents or any kind of chemical processing and is obtained by cold pressing followed by a thorough filtration, maintaining the components of the oil.

This oil is an important source of antioxidants, nutrients that traps the free radicals generated by the skin lipids. The high contents of omega 6 fatty acids can assist with skin problems such as eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis. It is rapidly absorbed by the skin.

Grape-seed oil is therefore particularly useful for those who struggle with inflammatory skin conditions such as rosacea or eczema, or who simply have sensitive skin.

Organic Fractionated Coconut Oil:

It has antibacterial properties, which help in strengthening the skin barrier and fight many types of skin infections including acne, cellulitis, folliculitis and athlete’s foot caused by bacteria or fungi.

Its antimicrobial properties deem it a helpful medium for killing bacteria on the skin and reducing inflammation. Its high concentration of linoleic acid, an unsaturated omega-6 fatty acid, also renders it an emollient and skin soother.

Organic Sea Buckthorn Oil:

From the salty sea coasts of the European Atlantic, to the semi-deserts of Central Asia and North America, to the subalpine mountains of the Himalayas, sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides)grows around the globe.

The plant’s long silvery leaves and bright orange berries are loaded with essential fatty acids and vitamins, along with an abundant of active ingredients including:

Vitamin C, E, B, Beta carotene, Citric acid, Malic acid, Anthocyanins (a type of flavonoid and class of compound with antioxidant effects),Palmitoleic acid (a component of skin lipids which stimulates the regenerative processes in the epidermis layer of the skin)

What are the benefits of sea buckthorn?

Sea buckthorn oil has long been used to protect and revitalize skin, and modern studies support the efficacy of the plant. Some noted benefits for skin include:

  • Stimulating skin regeneration

  • Reducing inflammation

  • Promoting skin elasticity

  • Preventing dryness

  • Improving blood circulation

  • Removing excess toxins

The berries from the Sea Buckthorn plant actually contain up to a whopping 12 times the amount of Vitamin C in Oranges! This makes it great for brightening the skin and evening out any pigmentation or age spots. Sea Buckthorn contains over 20 minerals and 60 antioxidants, 3 times more Vitamin A than Carrots and a potent amount of Vitamin E too. In case that wasn't enough goodness packed into the one ingredient, Sea Buckthorn also contains fatty acids and Omegas 3, 6, 9 and 7. Thanks to all those vitamins and minerals, Sea Buckthorn can promote the overall health of the skin by boosting elasticity, hydration and inflammation, as well as fighting acne-causing bacteria


Lavender: anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antispasmodic. Lavender is used for burns, scrapes cuts and wounds. Use a drop of Lavender oil on cut to stop bleeding, clean wounds, and kill bacteria.

Rosehip seed: It moisturizes your skin. ...It's anti-aging. ...brightens skin. ...may promote healing. ...antibacterial. ...helps reduce skin pigmentation. ...fights acne. ...

Passion fruit: antioxidants, flavonoids, vitamin A, vitamin C, riboflavin, niacin, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, fiber, and protein. The quercetin in Passion Fruit oil is considered to be one of the most powerfully protective compounds known and offers numerous beneficial compounds, including potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.

Coffee Blend:

Helichrysum – Is widely used in anti-aging products, it is favored for preventing wrinkles and sagging, and rejuvenating the look of older skin. It is used to help diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and dark circles under the eyes and soothe blemishes.

Coffee – The antioxidants found in coffee essential oil can help to reduce oxidative stress in the skin, increasing blood flow to those cells and preventing infections and chronic disease. This oil will also help counter the appearance of wrinkles, age spots and blemishes, while also improving elasticity of the skin. 

Neroli – One of the most popular properties of Neroli essential oil is its ability to care for the skin. It makes the skin smooth, free from infections and adds a glamorous glow. It also helps to maintain the right moisture and oil balance in the skin.

Ylang Ylang – Regularly found in over-the-counter products and cosmetics, Ylang Ylang oil can help speed the regenerative process of the skin as cells die and slough off. This thinning of the skin makes it easier for wrinkles to develop and skin to sag. 

Lavender – Used to treat various skin conditions such as wrinkles, acne, psoriasis as well as other inflammatory afflictions, and is commonly used to speed the healing process of wounds, burns, cuts and sunburns. It also helps regenerate skin cells and lighten the appearance of scars and age spots.

Orange – Reduces inflammation, tones and is uplifting to the senses.

Of course all these organic skin care products can be used daily to keep your skin moisturized, rejuvenated, and glowing; however, we specifically understand that right now many medical workers are having skin breakdown caused by tight-fitting Face Masks.

The good news: It's not likely to cause long-term damage, says Dr. Ilyas. The first thing to remember is that this is not permanent scarring," she explains. "The inflammation and discoloration are in the superficial layers of the skin and can be easily corrected."

Cloth face coverings should—

  • fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face

  • be secured with ties or ear loops

  • include multiple layers of fabric

  • allow for breathing without restriction

  • be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape

CDC on Homemade Cloth Face Coverings

CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. CDC also advises the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.  Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure.

Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance. The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators.  Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance. Should cloth face coverings be washed or otherwise cleaned regularly? How regularly? Yes. They should be routinely washed depending on the frequency of use. How does one safely sterilize/clean a cloth face covering? A washing machine should suffice in properly washing a face covering. How does one safely remove a used cloth face covering? Individuals should be careful not to touch their eyes, nose, and mouth when removing their face covering and wash hands immediately after removing.


If your acid mantle pH level has been affected or if hormones are affecting the way your body odor is coming out you need to rebuild & restore it

  1. By using our pit cleansing serum spray ( lavender eucalyptus most popular) /this will remove all the excess bacteria causing odor

  2. Cleanse your armpits with our miracle all natural organic soap (best care for face also).. gentle soap that restores skin

  3. Use HOLY pit butter to heal any skin irritations that is packed with vitamins & minerals

  4. Using our natural detox deodorant for sensitive skin will also detox your armpits daily as well as nourish your skin (love rose most popular)

  5. Using our VEGAN magnesium detox deodorant spray will also help neutralize PH & odor as well as give you magnesium (lavender vanilla most popular)

We are proud to offer PREGNANCY SAFE VEGAN CRUELTY FREE BODY CARE For Sensitive Skin

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