Maskne is Real


Who ever thought we would be wearing face masks, for some of us daily? Essential workers are wearing face masks up to 12 hours a day! Almost a year into the Pandemic skincare specialists are seeing more and more clients with acne and irritation in the mask area.


What happens when I wear a mask for prolonged periods of time?

Face masks are intended to fit snuggly around our nose and mouth. Often, they are resting against our skin in different areas like the cheeks and jawline potentially causing inflamed acne from the friction. Our breath causes a build up of moisture in the mask area which can lead to more acne causing bacteria.


In addition, the face mask occludes the face and mouth area protecting it from the spread of the Coronavirus. It also occludes or blocks off the pores of the skin. Much like heavy makeup or skincare products do. Our pores are made up of dead skin cells, bacteria, and oils, so when there is a blockage in the pore it may become prone to more acne.


How to Minimize Masnke

  • Keep face clean, washing it several times a day. At least twice daily.

  • Change your mask often at least 2 times per day if wearing for long hours. Never reuse disposable masks.

  • Do not use fragrance in your detergent or dryer sheets when washing your cloth masks to avoid more irritation or an allergic reaction.

  • Do not wear makeup in the mask area. If you must, keep it light.

  • Give your skin a break from the mask throughout the day if possible.

  • Consult a skincare specialist for soothing treatments and products.


What products work best for Maskne?


AM Protocol

Cleanse

  • Hale and Hush Quite Wash or Skin Script Green Tea Cleanser: Normal & Combination Skin

  • Hale and Hush Quiet Wash or Pomegranate Cleanser: Dry or Sensitive Skin

  • Tone

  • Hale and Hush Mist Me Spray or Skin Script Cucumber Hydration Toner

  • Hydrate

Who ever thought we would be wearing face masks, for some of us daily? Essential workers are wearing face masks up to 12 hours a day! Almost a year into the Pandemic skincare specialists are seeing more and more clients with acne and irritation in the mask area.


What happens when I wear a mask for prolonged periods of time?


Face masks are intended to fit snuggly around our nose and mouth. Often, they are resting against our skin in different areas like the cheeks and jawline potentially causing inflamed acne from the friction. Our breath causes a build up of moisture in the mask area which can lead to more acne causing bacteria.


In addition, the face mask occludes the face and mouth area protecting it from the spread of the Coronavirus. It also occludes or blocks off the pores of the skin. Much like heavy makeup or skincare products do. Our pores are made up of dead skin cells, bacteria, and oils, so when there is a blockage in the pore it may become prone to acne.


How to Minimize Masnke


Keep face clean, by washing it several times a day. At least twice daily.

Change your mask often at least 2 times per day if wearing it for long hours. Never reuse disposable masks.


Do not use fragrance in your detergent or dryer sheets when washing your cloth masks to avoid more irritation or an allergic reaction. Do not wear makeup in the mask area. If you must, keep it light. Give your skin a break from the mask throughout the day if possible. Consult a skincare specialist for soothing treatments and products.


What products work best for Maskne?


AM Protocol

Cleanse

Hydrate

  • Hale and Hush Hydrate Gel mixed with a dash of Hale and Hush Bio Relief Power. This is a powerful inflammation reducer and camouflage for redness and blemishes. For all Skin Types

  • Skin Script Light Aloe Moisturizer: All Skin Types

  • Skin Script Cacteen Balancing Moisturizer Normal Combination Skin


PM Protocol

Double Cleanse


Treat

Hydrate


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