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Introducing: Mask Acne

As if we didn’t need another acne type, we now have what has been termed “Maskne” (Mask Acne). It’s a new type of acne that negatively impacts people across the nation due to face coverings.

With most, if not all, businesses and establishments requiring face coverings, it’s rare to see people in public places without them. Individuals are noticing the effects of wearing face masks daily.

So what is mask acne? And why are face masks causing acne?

Mask acne is a skin condition that happens due to the prolonged use of facial masks or other protective coverings.

“Masks impose heat, friction, and occlusion on the skin, and when combined with a moist environment from breathing, talking or sweating, this is a recipe for breakouts,” notes dermatologist Harry Dao of Loma Linda University Health. Facial pores can then get clogged, and that’s when the acne comes out to give you an unwelcome hello. Other effects from prolonged face mask usage include dryness of the skin, itchiness, and facial flares like Rosacea.

On top of the effects that mask acne are creating from prolonged daily use, many people continue to reuse the same face masks for several days or more without washing them! This creates a breeding ground for bacteria.

How can face mask acne be stopped?

  1. Wash Your Masks Daily: To reduce the effects of mask acne, we recommend that if you have reusable face masks that you wash them at least daily to prevent your face mask from being a bacteria breeding ground
  2. Use Gentle Soaps: When washing your face mask, try to use non-fragrance gentle soaps as some fragrances can irritate your skin and promote breakouts
  3. Go Makeupless from the Nose Down: Wearing a face mask with makeup can cause pores to clog up even more than they would if you were wearing your face mask without makeup. Makeup also leaves a residue on your mask, which we know encourages bacteria growth if reused without washing. Ditching makeup from the nose down will not only allow your pores to breathe more, but if your concern is that you don’t want others to see your face “naked,” it’s very likely that no-one will get to see it since you’ll be wearing your face-covering anyway.

Recommended Treatments:

In addition to the prevention tips above, we recommend several treatments that can help you if:

a) your acne has left scarring or other unwanted effects

b) you want to get rid of the acne faster and

c) you want a boost to help you quicken the process of having healthy, blemish-free skin

To treat acne & restore skin to a healthy, blemish-free condition: We recommend the Perfect Derma Peel.

-A proprietary chemical peel that combines powerful ingredients with useful acids, delivering long-term results in just one treatment

-Peeling occurs for only two to four days, meaning a shorter overall recovery time

-Encourages new cell growth and collagen production

-Following treatment, your body generates newer, smoother skin

To treat acne scars: We recommend the IPL photofacial

– Treats the spots, scars, blemishes, and other imperfections on your skin

-Promotes collagen, firmer and smoother skin

-Depending on the number of blemishes you may have, it may take 3-5 sessions for the most noticeable improvement possible

-You’ll see the final result a month or more after your last IPL treatment

To treat redness, inflammation, acne & acne scars: We recommend a Hydrafacial

-Cleans out all of your pores and promote your body’s natural healing process

-Rejuvenates skin and reduces acne scars and micropigmentation

-Nourishes your skin, making it appear healthier and younger

To treat acne scars & dry skin: We recommend Aquagold® Fine Touch

-Microneedling treatment to improve damaged skin without bruising or downtime

-Improves skin tone and texture

-Acts as an antioxidant and has hydrating properties

-Stimulates collagen and elastin production to thicken and tighten thinning skin

If you’re looking to show off your best self-look, book your consultation here.

We can also do a consultation through Zoom to determine what treatments would specifically be best for you.

-European Wellness Cosmedical

Call us for questions: (888)706-1245

Our location: 230 Newport Center Dr, Suite 250

Newport Beach, CA 92660

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Resources:

https://news.llu.edu/health-wellness/suffering-from-breakouts-under-your-mask-how-fight-maskne

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