3 Ways To Prevent Maskne (aka Mask Acne)


Have you seen more acne on your nose, cheek and chin areas in recent months? It may be due to a new phenomena aestheticians are calling ‘maskne’.
Since the pandemic, Aesthetician Cherrece Salmon-Shirley from Northshore Medical and Aesthetic Center, admits she’s seen a growing number of breakouts in areas covered by clients’ masks. As the weather becomes hot, these face masks grow moist and damp, leading to a build-up of sweat, oil and bacteria on the skin.

Mrs Salmon-Shirley suggests three ways to keep skin clear during Covid-19:
  1. Wear Lightweight Products. Now more than ever, it’s important to avoid thick creams that sit on the skin’s surface. Instead she recommends a water-based product like Dermalogica’s ultra-sheer moisturiser, Oil Free Matte SPF30.
  2. Exfoliate Properly. To prevent pores from getting clogged and congested, Mrs Salmon Shirley suggests a combination of laser, microdermabrasion and chemical peels. “I always recommend clients try a dual modality or triple modality approach, as it makes treatments much more effective,” she said.
  3. Make Sure to Deep-Clean. To fight breakouts, look for a cleanser with salicylic acid. This will clear pores and get rid of dead skin cells and trapped dirt and oil. She recommends Dermologica’s Breakout Clearing Foam Wash, available at NMAC.
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