Maskne Reality - The Masks Protect But Give Us Acne Too!
A Year Plus of Masks
We have all been wearing masks for more than a year now. Unfortunately, even with vaccines providing hope to limit Covid-19 spread, it appears masks will still be required in some settings for months more to come.
During the past year, there is a strong likelihood you have experienced skin breakouts. While acne breakouts are often thought of as a teenage issue, many people suffer through acne breakouts throughout their lives.
What is Maskne?
Maskne is a recently developed term to describe the unwelcome phenomenon where the very act of wearing a mask to protect yourself from the Covid-19 virus causes or increases the severity of an acne breakout.
Usually when we respirate (breathe air in and out) the small amount of air we breathe out will immediately disperse and mix with the huge amount of air surrounding us. On the other hand, when we wear masks all the air we expel from our lungs is held tight around our faces. Since our expelled air contains a high level of moisture, within a few minutes we create a micro-environment around our faces perfect for the promotion of acne causing bacterial growth.
How to Prevent Maskne
Wash your face regularly with a medical grade cleanser. At Forever Slender MedSpa in Wayland, Massachusetts, we offer several terrific options through Environ and SkinMedica. SkinMedica products can be ordered through our online store but Environ products are only sold at our physical location.
What Can Be Done About Maskne
First of all, get a high quality skin analysis like we offer to all of our patients. We can look deep into your skin to help understand not only what issues are developing within your epidermis (visible skin layer) but also what is happening deeper within your skin in the dermal and subcutaneous layers. We will show you exactly which service and product treatments you need to keep your skin silky smooth.
We have so many fantastic treatment options they are too numerous to list here but we will guide you to the proper treatment for your particular concerns.
Forever Slender is the #1 Medical Spa in New England for two reasons:
- We care.
- We deliver results.
Our patients and clients have come to us for years because they know they can trust us. We offer free face analysis which will show you exactly which treatments you actually need. Sometimes it isn’t what you think!
More Forever Slender MedSpa Service Information
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