Maskne… It’s a thing now. With the addition of our newest fashion accessories has also brought an addition of some unwanted skin irregularities. Maskne. It’s frustrating and annoying, but… we have some solutions to help you win the battle over this new not so fun skin issue. Read below to find out our 5 recommendations for fighting maskne.
Ditch the Makeup
We all feel better with a little makeup on, but seriously- ditch it! While wearing a mask, the moisture + friction + makeup is a recipe for disaster. Plus, you can’t see the lower half of your face. You could always apply a little makeup or concealer on the upper part of your face, and throw on a little mascara to help. We have great options for a tinted SPF from ZO® Skin Health and Skin Ceuticals to give you a little coverage, while protecting your skin.
You’ve heard us talk about the Diamond Glow Facial, a lot! It is our most popular monthly facial. With the options of 5 different infusion serums to customize the treatment to each persons skin, our Estheticians, Heather and Natalie will pick the perfect serum for you.
The Pore Clarifying pro-infusion serum is perfect for treating breakouts and congestion. In the case that you’re suffering from the dreaded maskne and dry flaky skin due to the weather, a hybrid treatment with the pore clarifying and ultra hydrating serums will leave your skin feeling and looking amazing.
Change Your Mask
Sounds like a no brainer, but seriously, change it! Make sure you’re not wearing your masks multiple times. If you’re wearing a disposable mask, throw it away! If you’re wearing a cloth reusable mask, make sure you’re washing them regularly with a gentle detergent and no fabric softener. The build up of bacteria in the masks can lead to some pretty bad skin conditions. If you are in the position of wearing a mask all day and have the option, change to a new one whenever you can! A fresh mask is always a good idea. Keep your oral hygiene good and try a bacteria killing mouthwash whenever you can.
If you’re noticing a big change in your skin with wearing the mask, it may be time to switch your skin care products. We have several options of professional products to target acne, congestion and dryness. Our licensed estheticians, Natalie and Heather always offer complimentary skin analysis consultations. They will chat with you about which products you’re currently using, examine your skin and give recommendations. It could be as easy as changing your cleanser and moisturizer, or you may need a complete product over haul.
Forever Clear BBL
For drastic cases of acne, Forever Clear BBL is always a hit. This medical skin care treatment uses light energy to heat and destroy the p acne bacteria, red acne marks, and prevent the formation of new breakouts. Treatment times are quick and 4 treatments are recommended over 2 months. These treatments are very comfortable, and have no downtime, just a little redness. Results are often seen after just one treatment with the final result seen up to 3 months after.
Say Goodbye to Maskne
It doesn’t seem that the masks will be going away anytime soon, but your maskne can. Doing a combination of the tips listed above can help rid your skin of the unwanted breakouts, help with your overall skin health and boost your confidence. Contact our Kansas City MedSpa today to schedule your complimentary skin care consultation.