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Maskne: What is it? How to Treat it?

We are adjusting to a new normal in this COVID-19 world. The biggest new normal is wearing a mask. Covering our skin with these types of fabrics has not allowed our skin to breath and introduced us to a new type of skin concern. Whether we like it or not, maskne is here and kicking.

At Face Foundrie, we hear you, we see your struggles, and we want to help educate you on ways to treat acne caused by wearing masks.

When you wear a mask all day, you are circulating carbon dioxide through your mask and it gets trapped in your pores. Oxygen plays a large role in the body and the health of the skin. When oxygen is limited, it causes stress and fatigue, and in this case, unhappy skin. When we get stressed or upset about something, we tend to take shorter breaths limiting the amount of oxygen we inhale. This is why practicing deep and mindful breathing techniques helps to reduce stress and anxiety within our human psyche, and the same goes for our skin.

Even though we can’t send our large pores and chin zits to a yoga class, there are some ways we can help to boost our skin levels oxygen that it doesn’t get while under a mask.

One way we can make up for this is by using products that contain oxygen. Our Hydra+ Oil-Gel Facial Cleanser does just that. This cleanser not only removes makeup and cleanses the skin, but it also provides the skin with a boost of oxygen. This cleanser contains rosemary which helps prevent premature damages caused by environmental aggressors.

After our skin has been trapped in a mask all day, it truly just needs some time to repair. Our Age Repair Gel Mask does that and so much more. This product is designed to treat fine lines and combat the signs of aging, but when it comes to treating acne, it goes above and beyond to help repair and rebuild the skin surface. This mask is lightweight and peptide-rich, resulting in deeply hydrated and nourished skin. Formulated with cooling gentle actives, this mask is going to be the breath of fresh air your skin has been craving.

Repair and nourishment is what maskne needs. The best product that can be applied daily to treat maskne and to moisturize the skin is our Hydra-Repair Day Cream. Not only is this day cream great for daily use and as a makeup primer, but it’s going to improve the skins hydration levels, treat maskne, and repair the skins surface.

When treating maskne, it is very important that we are replenishing the skin and nourishing it. With a mask rubbing against the surface of our skin, it is creating an unhealthy amount of friction. Even though you may want to reach for an exfoliant to help treat these clogged areas, it is important to be mindful of how much you exfoliate. The best way to treat maskne is to reduce the frequency of exfoliation and to increase the use of products that are going to deeply nourish.

At the end of the day, we are all in this together. Our staff of experts is motivated and committed to find the best possible ways to treat and prevent maskne. We got your back!

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