And you've been wearing the mask in public places for several weeks now. This is very important for your safety and the safety of others, but did you know that side effects, like acne and irritative dermatitis, can be a source of frustration for many? Here are some tips to support your daily life in the face of this phenomenon called maskne (contraction of the words mask and acne).
The mask, when worn for long periods of time, limits oxygenation and skin perspiration, which can cause clogging of the pores and increased production of sebum. On a daily basis, this can lead to rashes, redness, inflammation, blackheads and pimples in the area where the mask is located. In addition, it is possible that the friction caused by wearing the mask causes irritative dermatitis without necessarily causing pimples.
In order to fight against maskne skin, it is important to clean your skin well before and after your day in order to have clean skin. Use a non-comedogenic, soap-free facial cleanser made for acne-prone skin such as Cleanance Cleansing Gel. This cleanser allows to gently cleanse and purify without attacking the skin while respecting its pH. Thanks to Zinc Sulfate, the cleansing gel offers an antibacterial effect by fighting against C. Acnes bacteria (cutibacterium acnes).
After cleansing, it is recommended to apply specific care for acne-prone skin which will act upstream to prevent rashes and treat those that are visible, such as our new innovation, Cleanance Comedomed Anti-Blemish Concentrate. For women suffering from adult acne, it is preferable to use the Cleanance Women range for hormonal acne, which targets the signs of aging, helps reduce blemishes, and attenuate residual acne marks, in addition to moisturizing the skin.
Apply, reapply as often as necessary Avène Thermal Spring Water, an ideal product to rebalance your skin, and also the SOS product when it itches, stings, heats and / or burns.
For irritations, redness or itching caused by the friction of the mask, apply Cicalfate +, a protective restorative cream that quickly and effectively repairs irritations from head to toe, including those caused by the mask. It is also important to opt for safe products and formulas with a minimum of components, containing only essential ingredients for the most sensitive skin and absolutely no preservatives or assimilated like the products of the Tolerance Extrême range that are sterile cosmetics.
In general, in the case of maskne, we try to favor gentle and effective non-comedogenic products, suitable for sensitive skin and which can benefit acne-prone skin without irritating it.
- If you use a reusable mask, wash it everyday
- When possible, safely remove the mask if you do not need to have it on your face. You will give your skin a break.
- Spray Avène Thermal Spring Water to soothe your skin during the day whenever you need it.
- Apply sun protection. The mask does not protect you from the sun.
- Try to avoid wearing makeup as much as possible. If, however, this is not feasible, opt for non-comedogenic products.