With every ‘family meeting’, I hold the hope that uncle Cyril will relieve me from my maskne. But until such time we will not let any more skin irritations and bumps prosper against us. Thanks to NeoStrata® here are some top tips to combat maskne.
Why is maskne happening?
Masks can be harsh on the skin. A range of problems has popped up over the last few months from acne to skin peeling to rashes and itching.
Three of the most prominent problems:
- There’s too much moisture. This happens due to breathing under the mask. This creates heat and blockages.
- With constant taking on and off, the moisture, and the skin airing out irritates the barrier. The skin dries out, causing inflammation and leading to irritation to rosacea-prone skin.
- Chaffing and friction cause contact dermatitis.
How to solve “Maskne”
Adult acne is incredibly frustrating. We have enough problems as it is. There are effective treatments available, and NeoStrata® recommends the following products to keep pores clear and skin blemish-free:
Step 1 – Use a Clarifying Cleanser with 0,5% Salicylic Acid to unclog pores.
NeoStrata® Mandelic Clarifying Cleanser is a soap-free, anti-bacterial and anti-aging foaming cleanser. It is gentle on the skin but provides light exfoliation and deep pore cleansing. This gentle daily cleanser has been formulated for those with oily, congested, acne-prone skin.
Step 2 – Use an Oily Skin solution with 8% Glycolic Acid to increase cell turnover and avoid dead skin build-up.
NeoStrata® Oily Skin Solution is an everyday anti-aging toner that deep cleans clogged pores while reducing oiliness and shine on the surface of the skin. It can be used throughout the day to freshen the skin.
Step 3 – Use a Sheer Hydration cream that is lightweight so it won’t agitate the skin.
NeoStrata® Sheer Hydration is a popular hydrating, anti-aging day moisturizer that is, what its name suggests – sheer. Its light formulation makes it easily absorbable and the built-in sunscreen does not leave a white residue on the skin. It hydrates oily skin so effectively, without congesting the skin, that those who live in hot, humid climates will find this product works well for them.
Step 4 – Use a Spot Treatment Gel that contains 2% Salicylic Acid.
NeoStrata® Targeted Clarifying Gel is a rapid action treatment that targets skin imperfections and blemishes often associated with oily acne-prone skins. Gentle exfoliants help to remove impurities.
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