Now that masks have become a part of our daily lives, we’re hearing more about an ugly side effect: maskne! Maskne is a kind of acne caused by dirt and bacteria getting trapped on the skin under a mask, leading to breakouts. You may also be dealing with skin irritation, especially if you need to wear a mask for long periods.
The good news is that we’ve got ways to help! Our estheticians are on the job to protect your skin while you protect others. Here’s what to do to prevent and treat maskne.
1. Wash your face AND mask
Even if your mask isn’t visibly dirty, it can still harbor unseen bacteria. Treat your mask the same way you might a pair of socks. Change after use and wash frequently. Our favorite mask brand is Jaanuu, which are treated with the Silvadur™ antimicrobial preservative technology to help keep you safe.
2. Limit what’s on your face – and use good products
You don’t want layers of makeup underneath your mask or tons of skin products. Try to have a clean face underneath with a moisturizer that includes sunscreen, and consider adding a product that protects skin, such as our DMK Actrol Powder, Beta Gel and Solar Damage.
If there is a bonus to masks – they can actually help make your beauty products more effective by sealing it in with body heat! So make sure you’re using quality products with ingredients you actually want going deeper into your body.
3. Get a Hydrafacial
Hydrafacial is an effective and gentle treatment for maskne. It cleanses, exfoliates, extracts, and hydrates all in one! It’s perfect for skin that is irritated or breaking out due to masks. It’s also a fast treatment, so you can walk out the door looking better in under an hour!
We all want to get back to normal as soon as possible. We’re proud of you for wearing that mask and protecting our community. But maskne doesn’t have to be something you just live with.
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