Not your typical acne, Maskne, is induced by the wearing of protective face masks, here is how to help treat it.
There has been a stark increase in acne induced by continuous wearing of most face masks, masks are now mandatory in most closed spaces and carry a hefty fine for non-complaint to both shop keepers and visiting customers.
Such a dramatic change in lifestyle is having a massive impact on cheeks and jawlines prompting a large number of our customers seeking professional help.
The condition leaves people suffering with dry, blemish-prone or irritated skin which is further exacerbated by heat and pressure as the mask creates humidity from trapped breath beneath a sweat induced environment.
The perfect brew for clogged pores, a breeding ground for acne and bacteria to multiply causing breakouts.
SO WHAT DO I DO?
Treatment requires a combination of skincare and lifestyle changes. Firstly, ensure your mask is washed after each use and allowed to completely and thoroughly dry.
Personal hygiene is also beneficial to curb the virus 🦠 cleaning face using a cleanser with AHA will reduce any clogged pores and target inflation before it gets out of hand.
Invest in a mask made with a breathable fabric such as silk or cotton (masks available in-store only)
Medik8 Blemish Control Pads is an alcohol free treatment with an innovative formula, tough on breakouts but gentle on sensitive skin. It contains 2% Salicylic Acid in an alcohol free based serum leaving skin hydrated.
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A highly effective clarifying mist combines a potent punch of gently exfoliating PHAs with a line-up of antibacterial ingredients to hydrate, calm skin prone to blemishes, without irritation.
Spritz onto cleansed skin and pat in until fully absorbed. Use AM and PM, and throughout the day as needed.
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Incorporate a beauty tool in your routine, help get products to absorb and penetrate the skin.
Don't be fooled by their appearance, Dermal Rollers can look like mini torture devices but trust us, they are miracle workers for acne, pigmentation and even skin tone when used correctly.
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