2020 is a year that will be remembered for the rise of face masks in the fight against Coronavirus and in 2021, masks will continue to play an important role in how we live our lives.
While wearing a face mask has been beneficial for helping slow the spread of COVID-19, many people are experiencing a phenomenon known as maskne. In this article, we’ll take a look at the causes of maskne and how it can be treated.
What is maskne?
Also known as face mask acne, maskne is a condition that happens through the friction of a mask rubbing against the skin. It’s a common occurrence for people who wear masks over a long period of time.
In addition, maskne is also caused by the pores being blocked through things such as sweat or makeup. A mask traps these fluids on the skin, leading to symptoms like spots, redness or blemishes.
The good news is that the condition is easily treated and here are some of the ways in which you can prevent it.
Maskne treatment tips
Wash your mask regularly
One of the simplest ways to prevent maskne is to keep your face mask clean. Over time, bacteria build up in the material and regular washing stops this from happening. Consider washing the mask on a high heat after one day of use to ensure full protection.
If you’re using disposable masks, be sure to replace them as often as possible.
Treat yourself to a facial
Maintaining the health of your skin is a sure-fire way to protect against maskne and a great way to do that is by pampering yourself with a facial. These treatments will help to exfoliate and moisturise your skin, while removing any impurities.
You could also book in for an LED light therapy session, which helps to regulate the natural oils in your face and reduce inflammation with different wavelengths of light.
As an added bonus, you’ll come away feeling refreshed and be ready to wear a mask without any discomfort.
Keep your skin hydrated
Another tip to avoid getting spots from a face mask is to invest in products that can hydrate your skin and improve natural defences.
Moisturisers that contain ingredients like glycerine are worth using because they keep water in the skin. Another ingredient to be aware of is hyaluronic acid, a natural component in the skin that also locks in moisture, ensuring a healthy complexion.
A commitment to beauty
Experiencing maskne doesn’t have to be embarrassing. By embracing these tips you’ll be able to protect yourself against it and wear a mask without suffering any negative effects.
At Omniya Clinic, we specialise in treating a wide range of skin conditions, which include face mask acne, sun damage and scarring. Our staff are committed to helping you feel beautiful inside and out and are always on hand to answer any questions you have.
To find out more about our services, book your online consultation today!