Has your skin changed since masks have become the new norm?
Skincare Professionals have seen a spike in a new condition "Maskne." Acne caused by wearing a face covering. It turns out our masks create the perfect breeding ground for P. Acnes (the bacteria that causes acne.) Since face coverings are not going away any time soon, what can you do to keep your skin clear? Read on for my top 5 tips for a "Maskne" free summer.
1. Use disposable masks or have multiple masks that you switch out throughout the day. No matter how clean you are as a person your mask is going to get dirty.
2. Keep your masks clean. It may seem obvious but I can't tell you how many people I have seen pull a mask out of their pocket. Store your face covering in a ziplock bag between uses. Would you rub your face against the inside of your purse or the middle console of your car? No. So don't store your mask there.
3. Wear a face covering that fits. Two things happen when you are not wearing the properly sized mask. First, you end up touching your face, A LOT. When your mask is not the right size or is uncomfortable, you will constantly be adjusting and moving it. This contact brings dirt and bacteria from your hands to your pretty face. Second, your mask will move around rubbing your face. This causes friction and irritation.
4.Find easy ways to add Acne fighting products to your skincare routine. Ingredients such as Salicylic Acid work to clean your pores from the inside out, by breaking down oil and debris that cause congestion. Salicylic can be found in a variety of cleansers, toners, etc. Book a FREE skin consultation and see which Fab. Beauty skincare products are right for you.
5. DON'T PICK! I know easier said than done. Picking and popping spreads bacteria all over your skin causing even more breakouts. Inflammation occurs which prolongs healing and even worse causes scars and discoloration. This is better left to the pros.