Many things in life have changed since COVID-19 hit the planet, including our skin. Due to wearing masks and the stress that we are experiencing these days, the condition of our skin has changed. We hear from our clients, new facial concerns like rashes and breakout due to wearing the face mask. On the other hand, while we are living in a stressful time, stress can cause inflammation and breakout on the skin.
Concerns like breakout, rashes, dehydration, and inflammation that these days we are dealing with, are called “Maskne”.
While we have to deal with Covid-19 and wearing masks for a while, what can be done about maskne?
First of all, it’s important to choose the right mask. It is advised to use reusable and washable masks because of their safety and longevity. In choosing your mask put safety in priority, also choose the right material for your mask and wash your mask regularly. Oil, nasal mucus, and saliva sweat can get on your face mask. It is recommended to wash and dry your mask before you use it again. Be careful in choosing the detergent, as masks come into direct contact with the skin. You need to use a detergent that is fragrance and dye-free to avoid potential skin allergies.
The other factor which plays an important role in Maskne is the skincare routine.
If you already have a routine in your skincare, you need to adjust it with a new situation, and if you don’t have a certain routine start creating it.
There are two main factors that you have to consider in your routine in this period of time. You need to keep your skin constantly clean and also hydrated. Cleanse and moisturize your face before and after using a mask. The products that you use for cleansing and moisturizing are really important. Choose products labeled “noncomedogenic,” which means they won’t clog skin pores. Also, don’t use products with petrolatum which is a common ingredient in heavy creams and ointments. Avoid oil-based skincare products under the mask during the day but at night time, while you are not wearing a mask at home, but nourishing and rich hydrating products to moisture and reinforce the barrier. On the other hand, while there are some restrictions for skin treatments in the clinics, it’s important to have a complete and proper skincare regimen at home.
At Golden Pulse laser clinic, we have two medical-grade skincare line (PCA, & Vivier). These skin care lines are free of synthetic dyes and fragrances, mineral oil, petrolatum, lanolin, and phthalates.
have a unique formulation that offers you an effective solution for the health of your skin. Varieties of cleansers, moisturizers, and serums with lots of active ingredients are designed for different skin types and conditions.
In order to make it easier for our clients in this stressful situation, we have designed a complimentary skin consultation which could be virtual, to check your new skin concerns and finding the right products to answer your skin’s needs.
For more information, you can contact us at 416 561 8803.