Maskne is now on the rise! Here is how you can prevent it with Maskne treatment!
It’s been a year-long since the outbreak of the Covid-19 and Singaporeans were made to wear masks in the public. While wearing face masks is a very good way to combat the virus, it creates another problem: Maskne!
Maskne or mask acne is a special condition when acne occurs in the skin area that is covered by the masks. According to the Straits Times, maskne cases are now on the rise and more cases have been reported. Unlike regular acne, preventing maskne needs a different approach and care or else you will be in the favor of skin irritation or Eczema.
If you are having maskne problems, let’s read on! We will dive deeper into this skin disorder with possible solutions. If you are in need of a professional maskne treatment, send us a Whatsapp message to +6592322138
The causes of Maskne
Factors that trigger Maskne are various including wearing face masks. The face masks work great against the virus spreading as it keeps all the respiratory droplets, coughs or sneezes from the wearers to the outer environment. But if you wear the mask for too long, moisture and bacteria that are trapped on the skin surface will cause skin irritation and acne breakouts!
What could make it worse? Humidity and the Heat! Living in Singapore with hot temperatures and high humidity is a favorable condition for maskne to thrive. Putting too much makeup on also contributes to Maskne as the pores are easily blocked.
More and more people in the nation is suffering from mask acne
What can you do to prevent Maskne?
Maskne is the rising problem nationwide! To keep your skin from breakouts, you should pay more attention to proper personal hygiene and skincare routine. Here are a few tips that you can apply to help you prevent the maskne.
Give your skin a break while wearing the Masks
To avoid wearing the mask for too long which will eventually lead to skin irritation, you should change the mask every 4 hours. This will comfort your skin and allow it to “breathe” more easily. In addition, WHO also recommends changing the mask every 4 hours because after this time, the mask’s viral blocking effect will decrease.
The advice is so but in case you are in a crowded place, it is best to keep wearing your mask and only remove it when the space ensures social distancing rules.
Keep your skin clean
It is important to have a clean face even before the pandemic. With an unclean face, bacteria and germs will breed on the skin surface when you wear a mask. So please carry out a regular cleansing every morning and night with a cleanser that suits you.
For those with sensitive or Eczema skin, you should choose a gentle, non-irritating cleanser. Don’t pick any product that comes with harsh exfoliating action. On the contrary, for oily skin, choose products that help remove excess oil on the face. Note that you should not choose cleansers that are too strong because they will damage your skin barrier.
Makeup removal is also an important skincare step for those who wear heavy makeup. Remember to practice double cleansing with either a gel or foam cleanser so that you can completely remove makeup, dirt and sebum.
Always use a moisturizer
An unhealthy-looking and fragile skin is a clear example of a damaged skin barrier. Having a weakened barrier also means that you are opening your door to bacteria and skin damages. In this case, remember that you can use a moisturizer that immediately hydrates the skin and strengthens the barrier.
The best time to use moisturizer is after each face wash. When we wash our face, the cleansing actives not only wash away dirt from the skin, but it also removes moisturizing ingredients. So remember to use the right moisturizer after cleansing to keep skin hydrated and lively!
If possible, you should combine more serums or use night creams to aid in skin recovery and replenish moisture when needed.
Using a moisturizer can help to sooth your skin
Keep your Skin Barrier healthy!
People often look down on the presence of the skin barrier. You might think that the skin barrier is actually just the epidermis. But you are wrong!
The outermost layer of the epidermis, the stratum corneum, combines with the lipid layer there to form a strong protective barrier against external factors including toxins, UV rays, and bacteria. When the skin barrier is damaged, it is like a hole in the skin and from there harmful agents can enter the body with ease.
Besides, a weakened skin barrier also makes the skin unable to keep essential nutrients inside it. Gradually the skin will become vulnerable and problems like maskne will rise!
So what can you do to keep your skin barrier healthy?
- It is important to maintain the pH level of your skin at 5.5. At this particular pH, our skin barrier can perform best and protect the inner layers from harmful particles. Choose a cleanser that is pH-balanced or use Toner as a way to control the pH level.
- Avoid scrubbing or extracting pimples else you will damage the skin barrier.
- Use sunscreen to protect your skin from sun damage. Choosing an SPF 50 or higher product will help your skin endure longer under harsh sunlight.
Personalised maskne treatment is now bringing new hope to people with mask acne
Why do we need a personalised maskne treatment in the first place?
First of all, everyone has a different skin condition and requires different approaches. For example, a middle-aged woman that has maskne on a sensitive skin condition will demand a more intense treatment than a teenager with a mild acne condition.
Besides, maskne appears in many different levels and the most common today are Grade 2 and Grade 3. Therefore individual treatments will be really necessary when treating specific clients. Devotion Beautique custom treatments not only can treat mask acne but also can improve skin condition after the first treatment.
The Maskne Treatment at Devotion Beautique
Proud to be one of the first beauty facilities to develop customized maskne facial, we are very happy to help many of our clients to overcome maskne. Some of them even achieved the results after the first session.
Our signature maskne treatment available in 2 packages:
- G2 Microbiome Facial – Maskne Treatment for Moderate Acne
This package is professionally designed to treat those with Grade 2 mask acne. People with this condition may endure acne not only under the mask area but also around the T-zone area. Some might develop comedones and few papules.
Protocol: Triple Cleansing – Exfoliation – Extraction – Healing – Mask
- G3 Microbiome Facial – Maskne Treatment for Severe Acne
For those who are suffering from Grade 3 mask acne, this advanced package is set up to detox and purify the pores as well as promote natural healing. Grade 3 acne can appear with several papules, nodules and some might have pus.
Protocol: Triple Cleansing – Exfoliation – Extraction – Intense Healing – Mask – IPL Shots (Optional)
If you want to know more about our services, contact us here to get a FREE CONSULTATION session with Devotion therapists. We are always at your service!