Merle Norman Cosmetics, Wigs, and Day Spa in Lacey Gives Skincare Tips for Mask Wearers

Andrew M. Santos

Cleanse. Moisturize. Protect. These three pillars of skincare have guided Madelin White, the owner of Merle Norman Cosmetics, Wigs, and Day Spa in Lacey, through her 46 years in the beauty industry. And according to Madelin, a thorough skincare regimen is more important than ever with the increase of mask usage during the COVID-19 pandemic.

At Merle Norman, White says there has been an increased interest for makeup looks that emphasize the eyes. Photo credit: Molly Walsh

“Because more people are wearing a mask, a lot of them aren’t wearing makeup as much,” explains Madelin. “But I have been very strongly recommending that people take extra good care of their skin.”

Madelin says a consistent skincare routine is critical during this time, because long-term mask usage can potentially lead to issues like dry skin or chapped lips.

“It may seem counterintuitive, but skin usually gets drier in the

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Nancy Pelosi says she was victim of ‘setup’ in hair salon mask dispute

Andrew M. Santos

Nancy Pelosi has claimed to have been “set up”, after she was photographed in a San Francisco hair salon without a face covering, breaking the city’s coronavirus prevention rules.

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“I take responsibility for trusting the word of the neighborhood salon that I’ve been to many times,” the House speaker said on Wednesday afternoon, as reported by the San Francisco Chronicle. “It was a setup, and I take responsibility for falling for a setup.”

Salons in San Francisco have been closed during the coronavirus pandemic, with limited outdoor operations beginning only on Tuesday.

Security camera footage obtained by Fox News showed Pelosi, the House speaker and the most powerful Democrat in Washington, walking through the eSalon with a mask around her neck. The footage was filmed on Monday.

Pelosi has regularly told US citizens to wear

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How to wear your hair and make-up with a face mask, according to beauty experts

Andrew M. Santos

For people who consider make-up to be an art form, wearing a protective face mask poses quite a problem, taking up a fair amount of facial real estate and, theoretically, removing half the canvas.

The same goes for those who enjoy experimenting with their hair, as masks threaten to alter the overall silhouette of precise cuts, flatten voluminous do’s and cause breakage. Likewise, while not touching our faces has proved essential advice during the outbreak, the temptation to move hair out of your eyes or tuck flyaway strands behind your ears will surely only heighten as coverings become the new norm.

But, despite our beauty concerns, wearing a face masks is about to become part of almost everyone’s daily routine as lockdown continues to be relaxed in the UK.

Across the country, precautionary measures are being taken to reduce the possibility of a second wave of coronavirus. The latest

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