Just like the rest of the world, our skin is adjusting to the new normal due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Covering up our mouths and noses is proven to be one of the most effective ways to reduce the spread of the virus, it can also lead to a new problem – maskne, or mask-related acne. Many people who wear masks regularly have reported an increase in breakouts.
Maskne is a real issue that is induced by the increased bacteria growth in the warm and humid environment under a mask. Bacterial imbalances like these can cause some people to experience more breakouts and rosacea.
Medical grade skincare products and laser therapy can significantly reduce acne and fade the existing pigmentation from breakouts faster. Keep reading to find out about our top 3 tips to help reduce and control your maskne!
Exfoliation with skincare
One of our must-have products is the ZO Oil Control Pads. This product can truly be a lifesaver in a jar and our team absolutely swears by it! Formulated with 2% Salicylic Acid, these pads help clear acne and prevent new breakouts. The active ingredients in these pads reduce oiliness and help exfoliate and remove dead skin cells. For the antimicrobial effect throughout the day, you can use these pads throughout the day to wipe your skin under the mask and stop the breakouts before they even have a chance to form!
Clear Glow Laser Treatment
Clear Glow is one of our most popular laser treatments that can benefit almost anyone. This quick and comfortable treatment uses a Fotona laser to penetrate deep into the tissues and create a thermal effect that effectively reduces oil production and acne. Additionally, Clear Glow stimulates collagen production, helping with skin rejuvenation. This gentle treatment is a go-to for our patients with oily and acne-prone skin! Repeat it once every few weeks for the optimal results.
One of the most effective ways to treat acne is from inside-out! This treatment is a natural alternative to Accutane that doesn’t require a prescription. It contains vitamins A, C and E. It is a great addition to the laser treatment and topical skincare that helps to fight acne. Made with only vegan ingredients, this supplement is easily digestible and absorbable. The vitamins and antioxidants in this supplement work to promote cellular regeneration and address breakouts, rosacea and excess sebum production.
Mask Acne – Conclusion
For many of us, the prolonged wear of face masks results in increased oil production and more breakouts. With correct care, acne can be reduced significantly. Acne can be reduced when it is addressed on all levels with the use of topicals, laser treatments and vitamin A supplements. Contact us to help you take control of your maskne and keep your skin happy and healthy!