Are you one of the many people out there wearing a face mask to prevent COVID-19 spread? If so, have you noticed your skin breaking out? Unfortunately wearing the mask can cause breakouts and skin irritations.
Fortunately there are steps you can take to at reduce negative effects from wearing those critical masks.
What has happened to you is acne mechanica, caused by the mechanical rubbing of the mask on your face, adding extra heat and friction. Trapped moisture and oil on the skin’s surface along with the mask rubbing can cause irritation and the formation of white heads.
How to Treat and Prevent Maskne
Cleanse, cleanse, and cleanse, to avoid trapping bacteria under the mask and pushing bacteria further into your skin. Use a gentle cleanser to avoid stripping your skin of natural oils and to keep your natural skin barrier intact.
For the time you are going to need the mask, temporarily avoid toners which strip your face and incorporate a good moisturizer into your skincare regime instead. Those moisturizers will add to your natural barriers.
When pores become clogged with dirt and oils, it’s important to clean out those pores to prevent acne. Use chemical exfoliants containing salicylic acid for deep pore penetration rather than harsh scrubs which irritate compromised skin. Exfoliating will prevent further breakouts and speed up recovery time.
Also minimize makeup since thick concealers and foundations trap bacteria in pores. Swap out thick foundations and concealers for lighter, non-comedogenic formulas. Makeup plus sweat, and a mask will trap bacteria in your pores and cause irritation.
Preparing your skin before putting on that mask is essential, but also take care of your skin once you take the mask off too! Cleanse your skin again after wearing a mask since your irritated skin is more prone to breakouts. Wash your face immediately after removing your mask. Pat your skin dry instead of rubbing as irritated skin is also more vulnerable to acne-causing bacteria and breakouts.
Importance of a Good Consultation
You should always get a proper consultation with a trained professional to learn more how your treatments work, the results you can expect and the potential side effects you may endure.
A proper consultation will allow you to help determine how many sessions you will need and how well procedures will work on your given skin type.
Need Help Choosing Products and Treatments?
Don’t worry! That’s why we have experts here at Forever Slender MedSpa! Come experience our free skin analysis and take advantage of the expertise of our trained team, top rated equipment and our fantastic medical grade products and services!
You want to look great and we will help you achieve turn back the clock on your face and body goals. We offer tremendous medical grade services and provide the expertise to help you choose the right choices for your individual needs.
For more information about treating skin problems, check out check out this blog post. Schedule a CoolSculpting or Skin Analysis on our web page www.foreverslendermedspa.com where you can create a profile and choose an appointment.
You’ve never had a better analysis of your skin and body issues and a plan for how to treat those issues than you will experience with Forever Slender MedSpa! We have patients come in for analysis from all over the Metrowest area of Massachusetts, including Framingham, Sudbury, Marlborough, Waltham, Concord, Newton, Natick, Weston and so many other cities and towns.
Forever Slender MedSpa cares about you and your health. We are excited for the opportunity to show you how we can make you feel better about your body and skin.
Interested in a free consultation? Call or text Forever Slender MedSpa at (508) 733-4370 or email [email protected]. We’d love to help you look and feel happier and more confident about your body!
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